Based on the cars that usually feature in the videos we get from Dubai, we can't really call the tale of this Ferrari Enzo that outrageous. Pictures of the dusty stallion have been zooming around the Internet while the real thing sat in a police impound lot for reasons that have never been clear – rumors ranged from it being hot goods in transit to China, to a casualty of the authorities for having been caught doing insane speeds on the Emirates Road.

According to a story in the Daily Mail, the truth is a bit more prosaic: the owner was a British businessman who couldn't pay traffic fines and who knows what else almost two years ago, so he abandoned the limited-edition thoroughbred to its fate. The police are going to send it to auction with 128 other vehicles, 23 of which are other luxury vehicles that were each burdened with fines anywhere from $26,761 to $27,225.

Most of the auction fodder was owned by companies; only 18 were individually owned. The auction is expected to be the biggest Dubai has ever held, but folks who bid on the Enzo should read the terms carefully: we can't see anyone abandoning million-dollar car for a $27,000 fine, so there's likely another payout lurking somewhere in order to take ownership. In addition to the cleaning bill.


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      Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      This example could use the detailing that the one in the other video got.. Oh and also a Michael Schumacher quality break in drive.
      Gregg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sort of reminds me of the time in college where there were the rich foreign students. These guys had the nicest clothes, the coolest condo (mind you, these were guys barely in their 20's), threw awesome parties with the prettiest girls attending, and lived in a manner that was completely alien to me-- they had so much money they spent it like water. Anyway one guy's Corvette was in the shop for a good long time, and when it got repaired they called him to pick it up. Well, that shop was a little out of the way, and the guy couldn't be bothered to pick up his newly repaired car, so he abandoned it there. I know this to be true, because I saw the brand-new Corvette he bought to replace the old one. The point is that the hyper-rich really don't view this sort of stuff like us 99% types do.
      genelamont
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only there were someone who specialized in cleaning high-end cars, and had specific experience detailing Ferrari Enzo's...
      • 2 Years Ago
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        accsport
        • 2 Years Ago
        Yes, you are right. I just posted a paragraph about that very thing. There are thousands of cars sitting at the Airport because people fled the country to avoid being arrested. What a way to live.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those are some high fines, but there has to be more to the story of why someone left a million dollar car at long term parking. I remember seeing a story with tons of nice cars at the airport covered with a thick layer of sand and dust. I guess the economy is so bad there and over 80% of the workers are from other countries so they just left there cars.
      Saain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who ever gets it should send it on over to Polished Bliss. At least we know they do good work.
        ryan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Saain
        Thats funny becasue i saw a comment last night talking about about taking this Enzo to Bliss for a detailing on that article.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      gimme gimme gimme !
      Steve
      • 2 Years Ago
      that's my car, I forgot where I parked.
      chasegarcia
      • 2 Years Ago
      " fines anywhere from $26,761 to $27,225" If I were the owner I would have not pulled over.
      Yev
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't assume that there was no reason for him to abandon it, or that it must have a blown motor. There very well could have been a whole host of situations involving the guy that let this car go. My guess would be the following - He didn't own the car outright, but rather had financed it. Remember that dubai has had it's ups and downs fiancially quite recently. If this was a British citizen doing business in Dubai it's quite possible that he made some bad investments lost nearly everything in Dubai, thus the reason for him having to leave that country. Keep in mind also that from 2008 through 2011 many many rich people around the world have gone from riches to rags nearly overnight. There have been countless cases of peopele that were living luxury lifestyles that within just one year time, had to abandon everything, and start all over. If there indeed was a loan on the car and more owed on it that he could sell it for, it may have made more sense to abandon it since raising cash at this point might have been impossible for him at this point. That is just a guess on my part but considering the circumstances, I'd say it's a very likely one.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      wtf, give it to me, it's miiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Didn't AB do a story about abandon cars down there? I read at that time that if you are a foreign national on a work permit (even executive level) and your permit expires or your employer fires you, you have a matter of a day or two to leave the country. The story at that time was the airport parking lot was full of abandon exotics.
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