3rd owner John Hunt, British property manager, bought June 2001.
Originally silver with black interior, yellow seats, repainted red.
October 2001, drove to Italy for vacation.
Early morning Sunday, October 21, car was stolen out of a supposedly highly secure hotel parking lot at Lake Como.
In January 2002, car showed up for sale by a well known broker.
Mileage rolled back, from 20,000 to 4,000.
Priced 5% below market value.(420,000)
Missing: hard top and case, owner's manual, service records, etc.
When approached by a well known American broker, and told it was stolen, price dropped to 300,000 USD.
Once in Japan, if police investigate, it is a joke, no laws requiring aiding in recovery of stolen vehicles.
After a few years in a warehouse, it is brought out on the market, just don't take it out of Japan.