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Tuesday 24th April 2012

Abandoned Enzo part of Dubai supercar sale

Dubai police to auction 129 abandoned cars, with a dusty Enzo as star of the show



A Ferrari Enzo seized by police in Dubai is due to be auctioned off tomorrow in Dubai as part of a sale of seized cars that could become the most expensive in history.


The UAE, and Dubai in particular, have a serious problem with abandoned vehicles - across the Emirate there were 3,040 vehicles abandoned in the first quarter of 2012 alone. The problem started a few years ago, when recession-hit ex-pats abandoned cars as they headed for the airport - partly a result of debt being a criminal offence in the UAE.

The Enzo, one of 129 cars to be auctioned on Wednesday 24th April, was left by its British owner 20 months ago, who had apparently fled the country after racking a few too many traffic fines on the car.

The sale of 129 cars also includes 23 other examples of what the Dubai authorities term 'elite' cars, which include three more Ferraris and seven Porsches.

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Mystic Slippers

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I always thought it a myth when i heard they abandoned such supercars,someone once said if they broke down they would simply buy another car and abandon the old car.
I will open the bidding with a big £10 smile

cqueen

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I raise you £11

..this could go on some time.

doogz

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The guy could afford an Enzo, but racked up too many traffic fines, so he just abandoned the car and went home.

Can someone do a better job of explaining that for me, that makes no sense!

chazwozza

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Ok, I just got paid so i'll put a massive £15 down. Beat that laugh

CBR JGWRR

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doogz said:
The guy could afford an Enzo, but racked up too many traffic fines, so he just abandoned the car and went home.

Can someone do a better job of explaining that for me, that makes no sense!
The fines probably aren't 60 quid a pop...
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g40steve

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I believe going into debt is the reason.
If you cannot pay, jail awaits.

doogz

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g40steve said:
I believe going into debt is the reason.
If you cannot pay, jail awaits.
But surely selling the car is going to raise enough cash to pay the fines? Or are we suggesting he'd racked up fines to the tune of more than an Enzo is worth?

Mr-B

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Wonder if you can watch/join the auction online? scratchchin If not I think they may be missing a trick to getting the very highest bids possible.

Tyrewrecker

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doogz said:
But surely selling the car is going to raise enough cash to pay the fines? Or are we suggesting he'd racked up fines to the tune of more than an Enzo is worth?
You are not allowed to be in debt, it is very serious.

OddJoe

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They would have to be considerable to abandon a fking Enzo for Petes sake!

What are we talking here, £250k in fines?? What can they all be for...?

OT, how does the debt being illegal part work? No credit from banks?

confused

doogz

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Tyrewrecker said:
doogz said:
But surely selling the car is going to raise enough cash to pay the fines? Or are we suggesting he'd racked up fines to the tune of more than an Enzo is worth?
You are not allowed to be in debt, it is very serious.
I get that. But surely the second someone issues you a speeding ticket, you're in debt. Which is illegal. So you should immediately be banged up?

Since i doubt it works that way, there must be a set amount of time you're allowed, to pay the fines? I just don't see how skipping the country, and abandoning your Enzo, was financially the best way out of the situation.

Mr-B

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Tyrewrecker said:
You are not allowed to be in debt, it is very serious.
Maybe us Brits and the government could learn from that.

Cheeky Jim

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It was probably bought on tic... then when the big crash happened, he suddenly realised he couldn't afford the repayments..... add on a few hefty fines and it's easier to do a runner than face jail time...

As I don't think we have a reciprocal arrangement with the UAE for deporting 'suspects', he's kinda got off...


Rude-boy

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doogz said:
I just don't see how skipping the country, and abandoning your Enzo, was financially the best way out of the situation.
Agreed, althoguh I'll wager his ringpiece thought it a good move wink

doogz

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Rude-boy said:
Agreed, althoguh I'll wager his ringpiece thought it a good move wink
Hmm, yeah i doubt their prisons are too nice.

And if he bought it on tic, durrrr......

Suppose, you mightn't have seen the crash coming, but still, imo taking out finance/a loan to buy a car like that is a bit dim.

Davel

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Can you bid on line from the UK and would it be an horrendous task to ship here?

BBS-LM

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Would you really leave this just sitting there, fk!



Edited by BBS-LM on Monday 23 April 17:57

Sesto

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BBS-LM said:
Would you really leave this just sitting there, fk!

Yes , if it's not paid for !!!

chevronb37

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BBS-LM said:
Would you really leave this just sitting there, fk!



Edited by BBS-LM on Monday 23 April 17:57
That's not a real F40 though, is it?

fatboy69

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BBS-LM said:
Would you really leave this just sitting there, fk!



Edited by BBS-LM on Monday 23 April 17:57
This one has, if I recall, been discussed on other forums. Apparently it isn't an F40. It's a replica possibly based on an MR2 although I stand to be corrected.

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