If you’re of the mindset that you should always park your own supercar, then perhaps reading about what happened to this Ferrari owner at a garage in New York will only serve to reinforce your beliefs.
The owner of the car, one 70-year old Mark Rosen from Manhattan, dropped off his blue $347,000 Ferrari 458 Spider at a Tribeca parking garage, only to get it back four hours later with its door bashed in and its side-view mirror gone.
According to the NY Post, the repair bill read a whooping $19,500, for which he is now suing City Parking LLC, located on the ground floor of his 56 Leonard St building. Rosen said that they initially agreed to pay for the damage, until they realized how much it would cost.
To make matters worse, the garage workers went as far as to refuse to show him where and how the incident took place, said the man.
“This is the reason we don’t want cars like yours in the garage,” a City Parking manager allegedly told Rosen on the day of the incident, to which he replied: “This is one of the most expensive, exclusive buildings in the city – what are people supposed to drive, Chevrolets?”
Rosen, a luxury car aficionado, had been living in that building for only a few months, having already paid the $800 monthly fee for a parking spot and more than $3,000 in tips.
“The car was in mint condition,” he said. “They smashed the entire side passenger door, ruined the door, and the entire passenger side mirror had to be replaced. Any of these cars get into an accident, the value goes through the floor.”
The lawsuit claims that the damage caused the value of his 2015 Ferrari to drop by $140,000. Rosen eventually sold the repaired vehicle with the help of a dealer, who gave him a $207,000 credit for the car.