Australian Thieves Burn $2.5 Million Ferrari Daytona

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It's one thing to steal a classic Ferrari. But for someone to burn one down after stealing it. That's truly the work of a sicko.

Well that's exactly what happened to a Ferrari Daytona worth AUS$ 2.5 million in Melbourne, Australia. Three weeks after being restored to its original glory, the Daytona and a Ferrari 328 were both stolen from a workshop in the suburbs of Melbourne. According to the Australian newspaper, the Daytona had come in for some minor repairs after attending the Motorclassica exhibition in Melbourne.

The burned down Daytona had a rather celeb laden ownership record. Roger Waters, the bassist of Rock legends Pink Floyd, once owned the Daytona. Another famous owner was Mohamed Al-Fayed. Al-Fayed gifted the Daytona to his son Dodi, before he and Princess Diana were killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997. The car was also believed to have been driven by former British F1 champion, James Hunt. The vehicle was owned by the wife of the owner of his first F1 team, Hesketh.

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Story first published: Monday, November 9, 2015, 15:59 [IST]
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