In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy upwards of 250,000 vehicles may have been destroyed, but this particular Bentley Continental GTC may have had insult added to that injury as it was towed out of New York. While we don't know the exact details behind this vehicle being towed, the lack of concern for its well-being coupled with what appears to be water in the headlight of the $200,000-plus convertible, has us thinking this is a Sandy victim.

While most towing companies these days use wheel lifts or flat beds, this truck still has the old-fashioned system of hooks, chains and rubber straps. We're sure with as many cars that needed to be towed following Sandy, the city wasn't exactly concerned about damaging totaled vehicles, but you can scroll down to watch – and listen to – the abuse as its happens to this poor Bentley.


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      Agilis
      • 2 Years Ago
      This pisses me off. It shows a complete disregard for responsibility. Hell, the tow truck seems to be a make shift one.
      ravingricefarmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      i wonder how many 4wd cars get abused every year from towing.
        jonnybimmer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ravingricefarmer
        It's shocking how many tow truck drivers don't recognize Subarus, Audis with Quattro, or many other "common" awd cars. You can usually spot them when their victim's car's transmission is screaming "you're doing it wrong!" via a collection of loud clanking and grinding sounds. Looking at this video, it seems as though this driver is among the AWD ignorant as you can see the awd system spinning the rear wheels of the poor Bentley. Drivetrain and bumper destruction aside, who the heck thinks it's fine to tow a car with the car steering out of the lane like that? Hopefully the driver and the company that he is employed by receive swift punishment for their careless towing practices.
          clquake
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          It's not that they can't recognize awd, they just don't care.
        rsholland
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ravingricefarmer
        Yup, being AWD all 4 wheels should be off the ground when being towed.
        Jay-Zeus
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ravingricefarmer
        Doesn't take 4wd for a car to be abused by towers, in my experience...
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      What kind of ghetto ass tow truck is that?! Just a mildly converted pickup? Doesn't even look like a heavy-duty one either.
        StephenT
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Looks like something that a buy here pay here lot would use for quick repos.
      nammby
      • 2 Years Ago
      You don't tow any Bentley.
      Jay Jackson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Morons are everywhere. Everywhere. Ruined or not, the car is a work of art.
      MMM
      • 2 Years Ago
      I smell a lawsuit
      Fernando
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like the late great Rick James said to Charlie and Eddy Murphy "Yeah I towed your Bentley like that, You n&^&( can afford a new one" lol
      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      The car is probably a Sandy victim so being that careful with it probably doesn't matter. That being said, I've seen too many tow truck drivers who mistreat the cars they're towing. Yeah, I know, it's most likely the driver's fault they got towed. But seriously, get some respect for other people's property.
      ammca66564
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do we think this is a Sandy victim? I'm not sure I concur with the the water in the headlight diagnosis - watching the video, it's hard to say one way or the other.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sad.
      Tom Bryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      that's painful
      Jeff
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fascia can easily be replaced. Think about the damage to the drivetrain as this is an AWD vehicle that should be towed on a flatbed or on dollies. Tsk Tsk.
        kevin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jeff
        you just but the gearbox in neutral mechanically, which you don't need the key for, and tow that sucker just like the guy in the vid did.
          Agilis
          • 2 Years Ago
          @kevin
          No.
          Scooter
          • 2 Years Ago
          @kevin
          The center differential would like to have a word with you.
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