Police Find Stolen Ferrari's Hiding Spot

$2.2M car was taken during a test drive Monday in Germany
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 15, 2019 10:55 AM CDT
This Monday photo provided by the police in Duesseldorf shows the Ferrari 288 GTO.   (Police Duesseldorf via AP)
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(Newser) – German police have recovered a valuable 1980s Ferrari stolen during a test drive and are searching for the man believed to have sped off with the car while posing as a would-be buyer. The red Ferrari 288 GTO, first registered in 1985, is believed to be worth more than $2.2 million. A man answering an advertisement turned up for a sales appointment in Duesseldorf on Monday, then sped off with the vehicle when the seller got out of the car to swap places during a test drive.

The Ferrari was recovered Tuesday in the nearby Grevenbroich area, where it was hidden in a garage, reports the AP. Police are still seeking the thief and released a picture Wednesday of a middle-aged man whom the Local describes as "burly" and wearing glasses. They have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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