Ferrari GTO stolen on test drive

svensktoppen

RMS Regular
Drives
S3, Elise
Bit of a random one. Surely they would have established an identity before letting some random dude take it for a spin, lol?

Even more randomly, what was the dude thinking? Not like you could just hide away or sell on something like that?

 

407_hdi

RMS Regular
Location
Bangor
Drives
Accord and Z4
Agreed, I'd imagine you would be vetted before getting through the door of a dealership like that and certainly need to prove your identity and that you had your finances in place before getting behind the wheel.
 

111gsi

RMS Regular
Agreed, I'd imagine you would be vetted before getting through the door of a dealership like that and certainly need to prove your identity and that you had your finances in place before getting behind the wheel.
Also illustrates the classic car selling rule, never leave the viewer in the car with the key!
 

Boydie

RMS Regular
Location
Co.Antrim
Drives
Audi S3 8V Revo
Read a post online where someone let their S3 out for a test drive and the guy never came back!
 

Boydie

RMS Regular
Location
Co.Antrim
Drives
Audi S3 8V Revo
 

Lyons

RMS Regular
Location
Texarkana
Drives
X5 30D / MK7 R
No info on how it happened.

I always do my best to be mindful of where the key is in relation to my position. If I’m getting out for someone else to get in, I take the key with me then hand it over when back in etc.
 

gary87

RMS Regular
I'm surprised with a car at that value he was even allowed to test drive it - I imagined vehicles with that price tag wouldn't even be bought for road driving.
 

Coog

Admin
Drives
XJ6 & 957
My dad's friend had a car taken that way. I always get into the back... unless it's a known RMSer. Then they're thrown the keys and told to make sure it's warmed up before knocking it's pan in.
 

svensktoppen

RMS Regular
Drives
S3, Elise
I'm surprised with a car at that value he was even allowed to test drive it - I imagined vehicles with that price tag wouldn't even be bought for road driving.
That was my thought too, surely with a car like that you wouldn't just go for a spin round the block and then pop over to the ATM for some notes to complete the purchase, lol.

You would expect getting professionals in for valuation, checking provenance, etc.?

The whole thing is just random. Even why do you leave a car like that in a dealership in the first place?
 

Toeman

RMS Regular
Drives
Bmw320msport die
Had been selling a bmw coupe few years back from the front drive a fellow called one evening and said car looked great could he take it for test drive Didn’t have anybody in house to keep an eye on the kids so I said not at minute he said sure he would leave his car as insurance as not coming back it was a Toyota starlet just laughed in his face.
 
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