We’re pretty sure “Wash and Shine” means doing something very different to a car than the condition of the Bentley Continental GTC convertible you’re looking at in the opening picture, which belongs to Manchester, UK resident Jessica Sawyer.
The 30-year old businesswoman left her prized £80,000 (about $125,000 / €94,000) cabriolet to a valet at the Wash and Shine car wash in Cheetham Hill just before she went to work, but 15 minutes later, she received a phone call from the police informing her that the Bentley had just been crashed into the car wash’s reception area!
Sounds like a pretty straightforward story, right – valet crashes ride, car wash claims responsibility? Nope, because once she arrived at the shop, she was told by the owner that the man who she thought was a valet was not one of his employees!
Police told her that the alleged fake valet had fled the scene, but Sawyer, who says she received the Continental GTC as a 30th birthday present last December by her mother who owns a family telecommunications firm, doesn’t buy the owner’s story.
“The knobs at the car wash r still refusing 2 take responsibility, not gonna let this one go!,” she wrote on her FaceBook page. “Please please please everyone spread the word not 2 go 2 the Wash and shine car wash on cheetham hill road …. This is what they r capable of…. I’m not letting this one go!!!”
The police is still trying to figure out what happened. According to Metro, a police spokesman said: “Officers were called to the car wash on the day of the incident, by the business owner. The incident is now being treated as a civil matter between the car owner and carwash owner due to the many inconsistencies between the two accounts of what happened.”
On the bright side, Sawyer told reporters that her insurers have already paid the £48,000 (US$73,800 / €55,600) cost for fixing up the Bentley.
Photo Credits: Jessica Sawyer @ FaceBook & Twitter