Gang of Ferrari bodysnatchers foiled

Gang of Ferrari bodysnatchers foiled
 

Sardinian organised-crime bosses have been foiled in a plot to steal a Ferrari. They didn’t plan to steal a new-model Ferrari, or even a Ferrari Enzo, but Enzo Ferrari. They wanted to steal the real Enzo Ferrari, who died in 1988. The original Enzo Ferrari.

According to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the attack of the body snatchers would have seen the mafia gang break into Ferrari’s cemetery plot in Modena, steal the body and hold it for ransom. It was not clear who the ransom note would have been aimed at, though it’s presumed either Ferrari (the company) itself would have been the target or Ferrari’s son, Piero, who retains a significant financial stake in his father’s company and owns part of the Maserati headquarters.

The gang had reconnoitred the cemetery and Ferrari’s above-ground mausoleum several times, police said.

The gang’s Orgosolo headquarters was raided by the Carabinieri, which placed it at the centre of a nationwide drug and weapons distribution ring. – BD Motor News (Pic: WikiMedia)