Japanese typhoon destroys 51 Ferraris in dealership

22w ago


I look upon nice cars meeting their demise like a vegan looks at an abattoir. It’s something that pains me right down to the core of my stomach, and subsequently has the power to put me off my food. If you read that sentence with empathy, then I must provide you with a stern warning: this is your last chance to look elsewhere before losing your appetite for a month.

Last week, Typhoon Jebi brought merciless carnage to the Japanese Island of Rokko. During Mother Nature’s brutal rampage, flooding devastated many homes, businesses, and car dealerships - with arguably the most valuable being that of a Ferrari dealer.

Out of the 53 cars at the showroom, 51 were wrecked by the flood waters. Despite the best efforts of the employees, who assembled sandbags to defend against the weather’s rage, it proved as feeble as a piece of tracing paper to stop a bullet.

Since the waters have subsided, the 51 cars - with a value totalling £6.8million - have been taken away to be scrapped. And that, as they say, is that. What a bloody waste!

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Written by: Angelo Uccello

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