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
Police Have Found the Ferrari, but Not Their Man
This Monday photo provided by the police in Duesseldorf shows the Ferrari 288 GTO.   (Police Duesseldorf via AP)

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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