Dubai Police Receives $1.6M Bid for Impounded Ferrari Enzo, Can't Sell the Car

By now, those of you who have a thing for abandoned supercars are probably familiar with the rather painful image above, which shows a Ferrari Enzo left at the mercy of Dubai's weather.
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The Enzo is just one of the high-octane gems whose owners fled the country due to less-than-legal reasons, leaving these exotics behind. One of the just 400 units produced by Maranello, the machine was discovered back in 2012. Meanwhile, it was impounded by the Dubai police.

With the country's law enforcement having the most ferocious supercar fleet in the world, the authorities normally auction off vehicles such as this Ferrari, but for now, the retired halo car must remain in custody.

That's because the Enzo is the topic of an Interpol investigation that has to do with its British owner.

A 2002 model, the Enzo has attracted tons of bids, as Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of Traffic Department at Dubai Police, explains.

“The car remains in limbo as there is a legal dispute about it. Recently an American man, who is interested in buying rare cars, offered us Dhs6 million [EUR1.63 million or EUR 1.48 million] for it, but we can’t do anything with it for the moment,” the Colonel told local media outlet 7DAYS.

It seems the owner acquired the 651 hp (make that 660 PS) Enzo back in 2011, running away shortly after that.

The only side of the news that's not cringe-worthy has to do with the fact that the Enzo has now been taken away from the extreme sun, being stored in a warehouse.

Things aren't simple, though, as multiple parties claim ownership of the Prancing Horse, including the owner of the dealership that sold it. Since the car is now marked as bought with stolen assets, this V12 has some waiting to do before it can return to the road.
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