A car dealership is left stunned after an opportunistic car “collector” used a test drive to make off with a Ferrari worth €2m ($2.2m).
The suspect had expressed interest in buying a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, police in the German city of Düsseldorf say.
He turned up by taxi to the dealership and two hours later, on a test drive, it was time to swap drivers.
But when the seller stepped out of the car, the would-be buyer quickly hit the accelerator and vanished.
He didn’t own it for long however after the vintage car was later found in a garage, BBC writes.
Luckily for investigators, the distinctive car – in bright Italian “Rosso Corsa” red – attracted so much attention that it was quickly found on Tuesday evening after police appealed for witnesses.
It was discovered hidden in a garage in the town of Grevenbroich, not far from Düsseldorf city centre.
The suspect, however, remains at large, though police have released a photograph of the man inspecting the Ferrari before the theft.
Police say the “historic vehicle” with 43,000km (27,000 miles) on the clock should be valued at more than €2m.
Only 272 of the Ferrari 288 GTO were ever built.