A stolen Ferrari 458 Italia in South Africa was recently found, after being partially stripped for parts.
The Italian supercar was recovered from an industrial park in KwaZulu-Natal, a province located on the eastern coast of the country, with most of its front end missing.
The social media channel CrimeAirNetwork, which shared the two images, states that the Ferrari 458 Italia’s parts were stripped for cash (well, duh). The door lock on the driver’s side appears to be missing, so this is how the thieves probably gained access inside.
Luckily for the owner, those involved in the dirty job didn’t get that far with the stripping, as it appears they stopped at the A-pillar. The 458 Italia still has its front brakes intact, on the right side at least, and the passenger door is not in place anymore, but it’s still there, so more cash in the owner’s pocket, if the insurance didn’t already cover the incident.
The interior doesn’t seem to have been touched, and neither has the highly desirable naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 engine. With the right know-how, the unit can power a variety of vehicles that have nothing in common with the Prancing Horse, so it’s a good thing that local authorities found it just in time, as it can still be salvaged.
CRIMINALS LEAVE NO MV : RECOVERED – FERRARI. SHAKASHEAD BUSINESS PARK. BALLITO INDUSTRIAL. KZN. STRIPPED FOR PARTS. pic.twitter.com/6IPeLCoWMM
— REZA (@crimeairnetwork) March 28, 2018