The fates of 20 priciest cars that were abandoned by their owners (Part 1)

11/02/2018

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Not all expensive cars share the same fate.

Expensive cars can represent the dreams of many and the harsh truth is they are for the affluent who don’t mind sparing a small amount of their fortune for a car that makes its owner more shiny and fancy behind the wheel.

To some extent, it is just a tool used to enhance the look of one and when they have found something better to boast their lavishness, they did one of the most savaged things: Getting rid of them all.

Today, with Naijauto.com, check out 20 most expensive cars ever abandoned.

20. Ferrari Enzo - $1.1 million (~N429m)

There were only 400 units of the Ferrari Enzo ever produced making it extremely a treasure to find. However, the supercar still didn’t meet its owner’s extravagant needs. He left it on a street of Dubai and never opened its door again, which shocked the Dubai police who later helped find this abandoned car a new home.

The abandoned Ferrari Enzo

There were only 400 units of the Ferrari Enzo ever produced

19. Jaguar XJ220- $500,000 (~N195m)

Who dares believe that a Jaguar XJ220 could be submerged in sand in a desert? Then you will be totally tormented to learn that this was the only one XJ220 in Qatar and its Qatari owner heart-rendingly dump it.

the abandoned Jaguar XJ220

Who dares believe that a Jaguar XJ220 could be submerged in sand in a desert?

18. Rolls-Royce Phantom (Special Edition)- $450,000 (~N175.7m)

Rolls-Royce Phantom has been engraved in the minds of car enthusiasts as a model of luxury and can be had by the big tycoons or celebrities such as Jay-Z, David Beckham, or Cristiano Ronaldo but it just doesn’t make any sense that it could, one day, be trashed on the side of the roads for the snow to cover. It must be a heartless owner who dared mistreated such a pricey car turning it into an abandoned car.

the abandoned Rolls-Royce Phantom

It could, one day, be trashed on the side of the roads

17. Koenigsegg Trevita - $2 million (~N780m)

One of the only three Koenigsegg Trevita (Floyd Mayweather also has one) was abandoned in a more forgivable way compared to others on the list: in a garage. After 2 months lying dormant in a garage without its owner coming to collect, it should still be considered a barbarism.

the abandoned Koenigsegg Trevita

After 2 months lying dormant in a garage without its owner coming to collect, it should still be considered a barbarism

16. Lamborghini Miura - $483,210 (~N188m)

This used to be a gift from one of the most affluent men in the world, Aristotile Onassis, to Greek Elvis, also a superstar. It should have gone like this: the superstar would relish every moment spent with the car.

However, an engine problem stole all of his zeal for the Miura and it was left in a hotel’s garage for a straight 30 years not moving.

Not until 2012 did the Lamborghini Miura find its new owner in an auction.

abandoned Lamborghini Miura

 It was left in a hotel’s garage for a straight 30 years not moving

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15. Aston Martin DB5 - $580,000 (~N226m)

With the leaves on the verge of covering almost half of the car, it’s a sign that says the abandoned car has been stuck here for such a long time.

Fortunately, some eyes passed by and caught a glimpse of the car in a wood, then decided to revive it.

The repairing worked wonders, which later helped the car fetch a price 100 times higher than the buying price.

abandoned Aston Martin DB5

 Some eyes passed by and caught a glimpse of the car in a wood, then decided to revive it

14. Bugatti Veyron- $1.5 million (~N585)

Supercars are made to endure the crashes and provide the best experience of riding and driving. However, this Bugatti Veyron did not have the same fate with others which are extremely cared for by their owners.

Just a minor crash wrenched its life to never be used again.

abandoned Bugatti Veyron

Just a minor crash wrenched its life to never be used again

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13. Maybach 57- $380,000 (~N148m)

The Maybach 57 was left there lonely for a long 4 years in a parking lot that even triggered some heated heads who left the messages on over the car wishing its owner will get it that how it bothers them to see such a good car covered in dust lacking the care of its owner.

Unfortunately, those messages have never been reached.

abandoned Maybach 57

The Maybach 57 was left there lonely for a long 4 years in a parking lot

12. Shelby Daytona- $4 million (~N1.56b)

Even a race champion can’t get rid of the fate of an expensive abandoned car, this Shelby Daytona, before recognized abandoned for 30 years, has been making its name on the racing tracks which even witnessed the Daytona outpaced the Ferrari.

It must be a heartache if the designer of this legendary racing car could see the current state of this Daytona.

Only 6 units of the Shelby Daytona has been ever produced.

abandoned Shelby Daytona

Even a race champion can’t get rid of the fate of an expensive abandoned car

11. Ferrari F40- $450,000 (~N175.5m)

Being in the garage of the notorious son of Saddam Hussein makes this Ferrari F40 untouched. I mean no mechanic dared to approach it and for that reason, its condition became worse and worse.

abandoned Ferrari F40

Being in the garage of the notorious son of Saddam Hussein makes this Ferrari F40 untouched

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