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post #1 of 11 Old 06-18-2009, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Some very expensive Ferrari wrecks

Just got these in an email, not sure the legitimacy of the 250 GTO photo.

That 250 GT in the sand.... wow
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Geese can take down more than airplanes!!!

Chris Hawk's first attempts at driving Ferrari's?
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Geese can take down more than airplanes!!!

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Oh man...I didn't think anyone would find my practice pictures

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I don't know how true this is, but several years ago there was a story that a very famous Lord in England got into severe financial difficulty, and decided to carry out an insurance scam which involved him cutting up and burying a priceless collection of vintage Ferrari's in his garden He spent a considerable time in jail and then appeared on a celebrity reality TV show after he was released.

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I don't know how true this is, but several years ago there was a story that a very famous Lord in England got into severe financial difficulty, and decided to carry out an insurance scam which involved him cutting up and burying a priceless collection of vintage Ferrari's in his garden He spent a considerable time in jail and then appeared on a celebrity reality TV show after he was released.
Can't be true Archie. I'm in financial difficulty and I don't see how I could find the time to cut up one Ferrari and bury it in the ground without anyone noticing, much less a whole collection. You'd have to have to use cutting torches and wheelbarrows and shovels and an excavator. I'm not a very famous Lord in England but if I burn a pile of leaves in my backyard the fire department shows up wanting to see my burning permit. I'm pretty sure somebody would say something if I was burying a car. Wouldn't it be easier just to park it in downtown London with the keys in it and walk away?

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I don't know how true this is, but several years ago there was a story that a very famous Lord in England got into severe financial difficulty, and decided to carry out an insurance scam which involved him cutting up and burying a priceless collection of vintage Ferrari's in his garden He spent a considerable time in jail and then appeared on a celebrity reality TV show after he was released.
This was a very bizzare story. He destroyed a few important cars in the process. Hope the sentence included having to take public transportation for life.
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The most ambitious fraud concerns Lord Charles Brockett of England. He owned a small Ferrari collection, as well as Brockett Hall, the family manor, which had been turned into a conference and entertainment center. In 1991 Lord Brockett cut up and buried five cars, a Ferrari 195, S/N 0123 S, a Ferrari 340 America, S/N 0138 AM, a Ferrari 250 Europa, S/N 0421 GT, a Maserati Birdcage, S/N 2456, and an OSCA 2000, and then claimed they had been stolen. His insurance claim totaled a whopping 4,500,000 pounds ($2,316,600).


This pseudo 250 GT SWB, S/N 3565, earned “Jailhouse” Brocket an extra two years in the slammer



Adding to the drama, Lady Brocket had developed an addiction to prescription drugs and was caught forging a prescription. Then, after discovering that her husband had been unfaithful, she aided the police during their investigation.
The plot further thickened when it was determined that Lord Brockett had sold Jon Shirley of Microsoft 250 SWB S/N 3565 at a then “market correct” price of about $575,000, claiming it to be the original 250 SWB S/N 3565. The “real” 250 SWB surfaced in France and some detective work proved that Brockett/Shirley’s SWB was actually a well–done replica based on 250 GTE S/N 4015. Another two years was added to Lord Brockett’s five–year prison term.

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That's the bloke T1f, couldn't remember his name. I do remember seeing him prancing around the Australian jungle with Ant n Dec and Christine Hamilton on "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here".

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I'll be damned. Never would have believed it. Seems like a lot of work to go to to pretend they were stolen. I still think my way would be easier. Make sure they actually are stolen.

How do you cut up and bury 5 cars without anyone noticing? It's not like you can say you're just doing some routine maintenance when you've got an engine block, a fender and a shovel in a wheelbarrow and you're headed out to the backyard.

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I'll be damned. Never would have believed it.

I know, what a waste. They should have wasted him instead.


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I think I might have some cool info on this subject for you guys. found this website by searching for this story on the web. I will get back with you keep checking in to see the info

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