What do fantasy-rich motorists do with their cars? Some restore the vehicle to its original state. Others tune them beyond recognition. But, unfortunately, there are also those who check on their car how time works.
And it is merciless regardless of the build quality of the car, or its cost. An example of this is a photo of nine expensive abandoned cars from around the world.
An English sports car model that rolled off the assembly line in 1991. One of the most expensive cars in the history of the automotive industry. The first sports car approved for use on public roads. The maximum speed is 348 kilometers per hour.
Today, collectors are willing to pay a million dollars to have such a sports car in their garage. But one rich Arab man said the car was too complicated to drive. So he just left her gathering dust in the parking lot.
Another representative of cars abandoned to their own devices is the Bentley Arnage. The exclusive sedan was produced from 1998 to 2009. The flagship model was equipped with a 450-horsepower engine with a volume of 4,4 liters.
The poor man "rested" in one of the industrial zones of Kiev, until he was evacuated to a fine site. According to rumors, the car was simply left by a businessman in the capital. In 2019, the model was put up for auction with a starting price of $ 25,5 thousand.
Dodge Charger Daytona
Another exclusive exhibit, peacefully rotting in a barn - Dodge Daytona. The car that was found in the hayloft is considered a rare model. Its body has an original painting with fiery tongues. Under the hood is a 440-liter Magnum7,2 internal combustion engine.
During its history, the car has changed two owners. But at the same time, there is a modest figure of 33000 kilometers on the speedometer. The found exhibit was sold at auction for 180 thousand dollars.
The amazing story of the most legendary car abandoned in a garage takes place in the United States. In the late seventies, a Los Angeles firefighter paid $ 20 for a racing car with a faulty engine. It turned out that the last person to hold onto the wheel of this sports car was racer Salt Walter.
The model shown in the photo was the last car released in 1966 on the P / 1067 chassis. The car raced from 1966 to 1977 until the engine broke. The firefighter couldn't fix it. And so gradually the "sportsman" was thrown with rubbish.
A rare car that should never have fallen into the “abandoned cars of the world” category. The Italian company managed to release only 400 copies of this model. Perhaps the most beautiful car produced by the company in honor of the founder - Enzo Ferrari.
The power unit of the car is a V-shaped 12-cylinder. At five and a half thousand revolutions, it produces 657 Nm of torque. And at 7800 rpm it reaches a peak power of 660 hp. The exhibit shown in the photo became famous throughout the world for the fact that its owner was simply tired of the car.
Bugatti type 57s
A real retro car had the "honor to show off" not on the auction stage, but on the garage floor. A very rare car was made to order by the racer who founded the motorsport club. A total of 17 such machines were produced. The retrocar motor developed 175 horsepower. Earl Hove has driven this car for 18 years.
Then the model passed into the hands of the British doctor Harold Carr. He left her in his garage. And no one else saw the car until the doctor's death in 2007. A rare car went under the hammer for three million pounds.
The elegant E-Tupe has been added to the list of "abandoned cars". At auction in Great Britain, a rare sports car of the early 60s was put up for 47 thousand dollars. A rather big price for a car that is rotten to the bone.
The car was purchased in 1997. The owner apparently planned to restore the rarity. But he did not succeed. As a result, the device stood in a damp garage for almost 20 years. A photo is a vivid example of what it means when you only have enough money to buy a car.
Ferrari Dino 246 GTS series
Luigi Chinetti, a friend of an Italian driver, tried to collect exclusive cars. In his barn was also a Ferrari Dino, released in 1974. For many decades, no one has seen the "collection" of rare vintage cars.
It also includes a 72nd Ferrari Daytona and a 1977 Maserati Bora. Of the three cars, the 246GTS is the best preserved. She also needed some renovation though.
Rounding out the list is another representative of the racing cars of the sixties. The convertible roadster is the rarest car. It is of interest to any collector. Of all 1858 roadsters built from 1957 to 1963, only 101 were painted blue.
For more than one decade, a rare sports car was stored in unsuitable conditions in one of the garages in Los Angeles. At the auction, this copy is being asked for $ 800.