That’s Not Nice: Ferrari 458 Italia Stolen And Stripped For Parts

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.

  • SteersUright

    Prob better than crashing it. The engine seems still there, so do the pricey carbon brakes. Likely not too bad to order parts and rebuild.

  • I can feel that the thieves has not finished taking it off, which is a good thing. But yeah I think this car life has ended unfortunately.

  • OdysseyTag

    Saw the title
    Hoped it wasn’t my country
    Opened article
    Was my country

    🙁

    • LWOAP

      I’ve seen a flood damaged 458 Speciale Aperta here in the states. It was hard to watch.

    • Don’t be sad mate, it happens everywhere…..

    • I feel ya!

  • thunder bolt

    and from there, it will be up on Auction website.

    • That’s copart in US, in some country the system is different.

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