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F40 Crashes In The Wet In Vancouver

Video footage has surfaced showing the wreckage of a Ferrari F40 that crashed on a street in the Canadian city of Vancouver over the weekend. The cause of the crash is yet to be determined, though wet weather may have been a factor.

As the gruesome video reveals, the F40 has sustained some serious damage in the rear section. A trail of leaking fluid, most likely engine oil, can also be seen streaked across the road.

By the looks of things, the driver likely lost control and the car started to spin, eventually clipping a nearby telephone pole.

The car was believed to be driven by its owner, who was carrying a passenger at the time. Both are believed to have sustained only minor injuries.

The owner of the car was driving it on the way back from an auto show taking place in Vancouver over the weekend.

[Source : Motor Authority & Jalopnik]

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If I'm right the accident location is not too far from where the Shaughnessy Concours d' Elegance at Van Dusen Gardens was held. Also read that a AMG C63 had a run in with a parked car after the show as well

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If anyone knows who the owner is, please let him know that i would be interested in the car .
please forward my info to him.
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Call the Vancouver Police and leave your information with the officer who wrote up the accident or call Ferrari of Vancouver, they might have the car.

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If anyone knows who the owner is, please let him know that i would be interested in the car .
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Want to repair the car?

Heck yes. There is an Excellent article on a restore F40 in this month's FORZA magazine. Guy bought it for about $75k USD off eBay and restore it very nicely.

go on line to their site.

Buy it and do most of the labor yourself to taking off stuff and put back on while outsourcing the heavy stuff to qualified persons.

assuming it is just not toasted engine or transmission work.

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That wouldn't be a problem for Alex. His outfit is LOADED with talent. If he did get the car, hope we get to see the progress of the repair here.
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That F40 definitely can be repaired. As long as the engine is in one piece, just a matter of straighten the chassis, replacing a bunch of parts, and bolting on new panels. Passenger cell looks ok.
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Is it me or are the tyres looking like there's barely a thread on them? One of those silly owners that is still driving on the original tyres, perhaps? They are out there....


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Is it me or are the tyres looking like there's barely a thread on them? One of those silly owners that is still driving on the original tyres, perhaps? They are out there....


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Nope: You've pegged the most likely problem. I'm especially hoping he didn't punch in the turbos but on that type street that would make him truly a newb.

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Is it me or are the tyres looking like there's barely a thread on them? One of those silly owners that is still driving on the original tyres, perhaps? They are out there....


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Good eye!

Certain insurance companies will deny a claim for that very reason.

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I don't think wet weather was a factor because the asphalt is dry under the car. I think it started to rain after the accident.....



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It is hard to watch video like that. I hope the F40 gets repaired and back on the road.

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I think that the driver just putted too much accelerator and slipped!
I just got my F40 and if i put just a little more than regular acceleration the tires tend to spin! And if there was water on the road , then that makes it even worst!

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Yes Pablo, it is not a car for the silly or ignorant! But because of that very exciting and satisfying.

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Hi all - just to add a couple of things re: this incident:
- seems like the owner was not driving; rather, he had someone else drive the car home for him after the show, and this person was relatively inexperienced
- tires were slicks, but not originals. still not good (or legal) to use on the street.
- it was raining (not too heavily by BC standards at least) when the accident happened and from a couple folks who saw the accident happen, no aggressive driving or shenanigans. Also, it was the first day of rain in Vancouver in over 2 months which resulted in especially slippery conditions (road oils collected at the surface, etc.)

As with most of these types of events, it was a bunch of little things compounding to cause a very unfortunate event. Best of luck to the owner with the repairs, and great that the occupant was fine.

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God I hope this car is repaired - its a shame when these things happen but even worse when the car isn't put right.
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