Believe it or not, unloading a car from a transport vehicle is a delicate science. It's alarmingly easy to damage a car in the tight, elevated confines of a dedicated car hauler, but as these gentlemen at the Monterey car week found out, even getting a car off a flatbed comes with its own unique set of challenges.

When the car you're moving off said flatbed is the only Ferrari P4/5 Competizione in existence, meticulously built to the specifications of Ferrari collector James Glickenhaus, we imagine the stress level is even greater. Yes, this is an unloading gone wrong, although it could have always been worse. The movers have the right idea, working boards underneath the car, but simply didn't account for the car moving them. The result is a racecar, resting ever so gracefully, on its carbon-fiber nose. Getting the car out of such a precarious position safely requires nearly as much skill as getting it off in the first place.

Take a look below for the full, cringe-inducing video.


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      Jaybird248
      • 1 Year Ago
      Probably didn't start because the fuel system had dried out from lack of use. Same thing happens on my scooter. Hey, it's Italian too.
      KAG
      • 1 Year Ago
      One of a kind car and it is on a tow truck without a proper ramp
      dave and mary
      • 1 Year Ago
      As Shakespeare noted once, this video is "Much ado about Nothing".
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      This gave me an idea. Why don't they simply create rails that the car can climb first, then the simply pulled the rails to the towing truck. It will save plenty of precious cars.
      Jake
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like how the security guy is just taking video with his phone.
        Porsche4life
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jake
        What else is he gonna do? The damage is already done.
          Cayman
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Porsche4life
          And there is nothing more enjoyable and helpful when you just screwed up than to get unsolicited advice from a bunch of people who don't know what they are talking about but think they are experts. Although, taping the guy is in particularly good taste either but that's the world we live in.
          Jake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Porsche4life
          Maybe his security job. Being alert for whatever they paid him to be alert for.
      Charrop
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's all carbon fiber. They should just pick it up.
      Brandon Allen
      • 1 Year Ago
      Someone explain to me why someone who owns a fully custom 1 of 1 $2million dollar ferrari race car would transport it on a AAA flatbed wrecker truck? I mean, why don't they have a dedicated 18 wheeler for this thing?
        K.L.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brandon Allen
        I could see using the same kind of tow truck with a custom rubber bed for more grip. Add in a few custom metal/rubber ramps and they should would be golden. If I owned Ferrari like that I would at least have something like I described for transport. I agree with you though.... I know people that transport their drag cars in a better fashion.
          Ken
          • 1 Year Ago
          @K.L.
          +1 on proper ramps - my car is quite low from the factory and I had to flat-bed it for a stripped factory lug nut repair. The tow service that returned it had some really nice custom diamond-plate aluminum ramps that even had a gentle "V" shaped side profile to fill the gap under the ramp - they were super strong and didn't bend like 1"x6" wood planks. I got the guy's card just in case. Apparently local exotic and modified car guys use/request him just because he has those ramps - a great $500 investment for him! He also loves cars - the guy that picked the car up the first time obviously hated just to be there picking up my "silly, too low car".
      James Glickenhaus
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is a race car every time it races it bangs and scrapes a lot harder than that. It has skid pads that transmit force directly to the chassis. When cold a female dog to drive. Non event.
      threefortyduster
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah, this was a waste of time. I guess this guy will do anything to get on the interwebs.
      Bert Pauly
      • 1 Year Ago
      to be fair, this car has raced the 24h of the nurburgring I don't think they mind a scratch or 2
      Pandamasque
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is nothing compared to what she experienced each time in and out of the Karussell.
      thefiend1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not nearly as bad as it sounded like it was going to be. The scariest part was when they almost ripped off the rear diffuser. But im willing to be there was zero damage; albeit very close to disaster.
        Captain Stu
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thefiend1
        But if you or I were careless enough to transport our car this way I'm sure we'd both be freaking out. I was feeling the scrapes on the nose and bending of the diffuser.
          thefiend1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Captain Stu
          If it were mine I would have had it transported via helicopter ;)
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