Totally Burnt Out Ferrari 458 Spider Is Unrecognizable, Yet Up For Sale

Ah, the Ferrari 458. One of the final naturally-aspirated mid-engined V8 models produced by the Italian car manufacturer and one of the the best-looking vehicles produced by Maranello in recent decades. This particular 458 Spider for sale from Copart is, let’s say, a little different.

You see, while it left the Ferrari looking fabulous, it was involved in some kind of accident and burnt to the ground. All we’re left with is a melted pile of junk that’s been left to rot outside and is covered in rust.

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It’s not entirely uncommon to find burnt vehicles up for sale from auction lots across the country yet, to this day, we still have no idea what kind of person buys something like this. Unless, that is, someone decides to buy it purely for the VIN number.

Clearly, this hulk will never turn a wheel again because all four have been melted. In addition, it’s not as if the Italian supercar was declared a write-off by a flood or something similar and has parts that could be salvageable and later sold for a profit. We can’t see a single part from this pile of mangled mess that could be used in some manner. After all, there’s not exactly a market for springs that have been destroyed by fire and left to rust.

Funnily enough, the auction classifies the 458 as an ‘Enhanced Vehicles’, indicating that the selling dealer has authorized Copart to perform an enhancement such as a wash or vacuum. Somehow we don’t think a wash will suffice…

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  • Rimas Kurtinaitis

    That’s just for VIN fraud, and it would be better if you stopped treating it as “offbeat, goofy, fun news” or anything else but a crime.

    • Bash

      That would be the most idea that would make sense. To maybe the seller and the buyer know each other.

    • EITHER THIS OR CRASH VIDEOS AND LEGO CARS.

      • Smith

        Shhhhh. Shut up shouting you fool

        • Rimas Kurtinaitis

          THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS COMMENT, TO BE HONEST.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    First to see will buy. Slight attention required to bring back to concours condition, hence reduced price.
    Will accept Dodge Neon as straight swap.

    • db

      You’d need a ride home from the auction either way…

  • Bash

    One with one brain cell would buy this crap ash pile.

    • salamOOn

      One with one brain cell would NOT buy this crap ash pile.

  • Leconte Dave

    For the vin

  • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ??

    I wouldn’t spend over 5 dollars for this pile of ash! A Ferrari replica diecast toy as just as real as this junk!

  • Mr. EP9

    Some idiot tried this with a Ford GT and it didn’t work so no way in hell is this idiot getting away with it.

    • Jarosław Kotowicz

      It will work. Someone will buy it for the VIN number. Then steal another Ferrari 488 and voila!

  • Jay

    Would you look at that. None of this will buff right out.

    • Marc Gruben

      Nope. Gonna need some duct tape and a little bit of Bondo as well. A few discretely placed flowers for some ambience wouldn’t hurt either.

  • I WONDER WHEN YOU BUY IT HOW YOU KNOW THE ASHES ARE FROM THE FERRARI OR ANOTHER BURNT OUT HULK SOLD FROM THE LOT. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT’S WHAT THEY SPECIALIZE IN.

    • Smith

      Stop shouting you fool.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    We are really living strange times. Not only cars with low value are sold at impossible prices. Also scrap is now sold at supercar’s prices. It’s like raping a mind, “widening perspectives” step by step. Making the abnormal look normal by sole persistence.

  • wait a minute

    deposit to art gallery, give it a name like…’Prancing Horse inferno’ or ‘toast’. Sell for $$$$

  • Vassilis

    Breaks my heart

  • Baeyoung ❂

    I’d charge -$2,000 for environmental waste deposal

  • Smith

    Build a frame around it and fill it with epoxy resin and then make it into a coffee table. Would sell for millions …. to some stupid idiot!

  • Porkopolis

    A real fire sale! Look at all those other hunks of metal behind it.

  • Six_Tymes

    A thief might buy it, if the right one sees it for sale, care to guess why? so far I do not see one post that knows.

  • Reformed Alchemist

    …are we SURE it’s not a Tesla?

  • Oswaldo Garcia

    I work at copart, this will go for probably 150-200 bucks

  • James GBC

    You can tour the factory as a Ferrari owner.

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