Remember that Ferrari Enzo that is still sitting in a Dubai police impound lot for "reasons that have never been clear"? It was meant to be auctioned this week, but it wasn't, and the Dubai authorities added some information to the Enzo's backstory that boils down one word: Interpol.

Unpaid traffic fines are thought to have lead to a British businessman abandoning the seven-figure Ferrari almost two years ago. After numerous reports of the Enzo being headed to auction – which lead to numerous calls from big spenders trying to buy it outright, Dubai police said the Prancing Horse is on the notice list at the International Criminal Police Organization. Vehicles flagged by Interpol are said to usually be the subject of theft investigations, and according to Emirates 24|7, the police commander says the Enzo and nine other flashy rides were "seized as they were part of thefts."

That means that the next time you see pictures of the mummified Ferrari, you'll know why it's still there and not up for auction. And seeing how long international criminal cases can take to resolve, you'll know why it's probably going to be there for a while.


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      ghartserv
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dubai is one of those countries that still have "debtors prison". There were all kinds of fancy rides left at the airport by people who couldn't pay for them and had to leave the country to avoid jail time for being unable to pay.
        Tutu
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ghartserv
        I believe that there was an article last week about at least one of the states in the US that also has a debtors prison..........
          Drakkon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Tutu
          Whoever thumbed you down was misinformed. Credit companies are using law enforcement to get people behind bars for not paying debts. It's true people. You may not like it, but a medical debt company can get a deputy to lock you up for their benefit.
        irocker350
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ghartserv
        I've heard that some very expensive rides there get aboandoned just for running out of gas, saw a documentary about abandoned high end cars, think it WAS in Dubai or Kuwait
      2012 ZR1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why punish the cars? They didn't commit any crimes! That's like throwing the cars in jail !?!
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      So post the VIN and let's hear who it was stolen from. Sheesh!
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just clean it up and make it a attraction at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. Case of the missing Enzo.
        Steven Prentice
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        Take if from someone who's been there before: That theme park can definitely use another attraction to make it more enjoyable...
        Redline
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        Take people for rides with it! Attraction I'll go to!
      George
      • 2 Years Ago
      A Ferrari Enzo sitting in the intense sun of Dubai for over two years, a work of art like Monet's "Lily Pond" left to rot; is there no greater Sin?
        SloopJohnB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @George
        Whoever whenever gets it back it goes back to Maranello for restoration. I'm surprised Ferrari doesn't reclaim it. Maybe they've tried. As for Interpol...since when does Dubai give a rat's ass about Interpol? Someone is getting paid...
      Andy
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's probably a really old picture they flash around when asked about the car. Since then it's been washed and waxed and hidden away in the police parking garage and is now part of a "Time Share" for the cops. "Hey Fred what are you doing this Saturday?" "Cruising for chicks man, it's my weekend to have the Ferrari!"
      oldteddy75
      • 2 Years Ago
      its just four wheels and no more ....50 bucks????
      kenb11116
      • 2 Years Ago
      i bid 27$
      Love America
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I had a Ferrari, I coud not afford Insurance. My car is 17 years old and at this time I can't afford another car.I am on fixed income, crippled and can't work. Good luck on whomever gets the car. it is so beautiful.
      DAVIDFLOWERS5
      • 2 Years Ago
      That car looks like a red Mach 5 from the Speed Racer cartoon. Speed Racer couldn't pay his parking tickets, Pops is gonna be mad.
      holtfamily
      • 2 Years Ago
      That car has something illegal in it or someone would have claimed it by now.
      dcadamsdc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jeezo, at least wash it and put a car cover on it.... You are cooking 100K off the price a year sitting in that heat and sand.
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