Thursday, July 25, 2024

'Jeremy Clarkson's' Ferrari stolen – YouTuber found it

Jeremy Clarkson droned around in it for Top Gear. The car was then stolen only to be bought completely legally by a man who died in this yellow Ferrari 360 Modena.

This Ferrari 360 Modena has something of a wild history, even if it has stood still for many years now.

The story goes that Jeremy Clarkson gave it a swipe for the sake of the camera in connection with an older Top Gear special.

Later, the car was stolen by a man who British police initially thought was just a drunkard with access to the wrong set of people. However, it turned out that the rigid driver was deeply involved in one of the country's most talked about robberies, which took place in February 2006.

The perpetrators got away with what was then the largest amount of cash from a robbery in England's history. Today, this would correspond to just under 500 million Danish kroner.

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The drunkard, whose full name (get it?, ed.) turned out to be Lee Murray. For his role in the robbery and a number of other offenses – including the escape in the Ferrari – he got 25 years in prison.

The Ferrari? Yes, it has stood still for 18 years. At least that's how the current owner's son, Harley Showell, remembers it.

– My father wanted to repair the car. But then I had a baby sister, and the car was put aside for several years and never fixed, he says.

It is now 18 years since Harley Showell's father brought the Ferrari home. And during that time, the son believes he never heard the car start up. However, that doesn't scare YouTuber Alex Kersten – also known as Auto Alex.

After some back-and-forth negotiation, he agrees with the Showell family on a price of 22,000 British pounds. This corresponds to DKK 194,000. So for a car he doesn't even know if it can be started or not.

However, it is still a long way from the £25,000 price that son Harley would not accept on his father's behalf. But the price came down.

Maybe because the Ferrari, at least in the video that can be seen below, has huge problems starting. Several times the Italian's 3.6-liter V8 engine sounds more dead than alive.

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