Ferraris are usually found parked in expensive parking lots, not open fields, so you can imagine our surprise when we came across the story of a group of Italian exotics that were left to rot.
It’s apparently an old one that goes back to at least 2015, when a group of 11 Ferraris -including a 456, a Testarossa, a 348, a 400i ‘Straman’ Spyder conversion, a 308QV, a 308 GTS Spyder, a Mondial and a Mondial Spyder- were offered for sale all together but their condition left a lot to be desired.
Just going through the photos, courtesy of Ferrarichat member PaulC, it’s fair to say that the cars would require a lot of effort and money to get back on the road.
Some of the abandoned Ferraris have rust bubbling up the surface and their paintwork peeling, some of them are missing windows, most of the interiors covered in mold and we can see the leather in the Testarossa’s dashboard all torn apart.
The cars were located in Lakeway, Texas, according to this thread, apparently sitting exposed to the elements since 2008 due to a dispute between the owner and the storage facility that used to keep them. The owner then tried to sell them all together, as a package.
Unfortunately in 2017 he passed away and his family seeked to sell them once again but this time it appears they were willing to do so separately.
It’s unclear how many of the cars in this strange Ferrari collection have been sold since then but just the sight of beloved classics such as a Testarossa or a 308 Quattrovalvole rotting away in a field is certainly a very sad one.