By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
A car formerly belonging to Ferrari Formula One race car driver Eddie Irvine was stolen on Monday, according to Fox News. It had 27,000 miles on it and is worth $2.2 million.
The Ferrari 288 GTO was made in 1985. There were only 272 of these cars built from 1984 through 1987.
According to authorities, a man allegedly spent weeks talking to a salesman in Düsseldorf, Germany. The man showed up to see the car in person on Monday.
The salesman — who had been corresponding with the alleged thief — went with the driver during the test drive. After talking with the alleged thief, the salesman was going to drive the car back at some point, according to the authorities.
At this point in time, the salesman allegedly gets out of the car to change seats with the alleged thief. Instead of getting out, the alleged thief just drove off with the expensive ride.
The car was recovered on Wednesday in a garage in Grevenbroich, according to the authorities in a report by NRZ. However, they did not reveal any other information.
A photo of the alleged thief has been released. He appears to be a middle-aged man, who has thinning hair, and was wearing glasses.
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