355 Ferrari 355 destroyed

Discussion in '348/355' started by eyboro, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Gizzi

    Gizzi F1 Rookie
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    Dec 3, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
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    This makes no sense. Don't we have similar laws here with regards to hooning?? But even if that was the case, wouldn't they be better off selling the vehicle?
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  3. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

    Mar 24, 2008
    South Pacific
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    The company that ''disposed'' of the car even claims they're ''market leaders'' for environmentally disposing of vehicles...what a load of ****!

    Couldn't find any news articles on it but someone in the comments claims it was seized (presumably police/tax office) and had to be disposed off. Bizarre, as I do believe there's a government auction that re-sells seized vehicles. Not quite sure on the regulations in Netherlands but I'm sure it means the VIN is essentially erased and not allowed to be re-registered any more. The disposing makes zero sense. Almost the entire thing could've been taken apart and sold for parts. Hell, even the chassis might've been able to be a track only car...or essentially used to re-shell another crashed 355 (just make sure the VIN is in the bin).
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    WATSON F1 World Champ
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    Sep 9, 2010
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    L.W. Wright
    What a waste..... Has to be a wild backstory to go that route.

    One less 355 in the world and they aren't making anymore.
  5. Repack

    Repack Rookie

    Nov 15, 2007
    This is at a scrapyard a mile from where I live. I have never seen this F355 before and never heard of anyone who owned one around here.(besides me). The scrapyard wouldn't tell me the exact reason why it was scrapped because that was confidential information. They just stated "the car had to be destroyed completely and no parts of it were allowed to be sold"
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  6. Robbe

    Robbe Formula Junior
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    Aug 22, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Living in The Netherlands, I am shocked seeing this.
    And I see no reason at all to crush it, even if it has no VIN. (No speed ticket can cause this)
    A dealer in damaged cars had one for sale a few years back, with the remark that it was not for sale as a whole, only as parts or for export outside the EU.
    That sounded to me as a VIN problem, a car that will never get papers again. But it ended up at a garage, so why not this car?

    And as I am still looking for some structural parts for my pearl white GTS (front firewall, or whatever it is called, where the lights are), this car had the parts that I can't find is a shame...
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