Florida Flooding Destroys Multi-Million Dollar Collection

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Don't watch if you're a sensitive Ferrari lover.

The hurricane season is in full swing and has already provided us with a series of hard-to-watch videos.

It seems Florida Man (or is the PC term Florida Person?) is having a ball in the flooded streets of Miami, while others have been less lucky.

The saddest video we've seen so far comes courtesy of the Instagram page Florida Corvette Owners. It shows a collection of cars caught in the recent downtown Miami floods, and all of them appear to be write-offs. The water pushed up beyond the hoods of the two Rolls Royce Cullinans (one appears to be a Mansory Roller), which means the low-slung supercars had no chance. Before we get to the sad part, here's a post of the owner's car cave in happier times.

Speedy Red/Instagram
Speedy Red/Instagram
Speedy Red/Instagram
Speedy Red/Instagram

Looking at the flood damage video below, it's clear this was a multi-million dollar collection.

The newer cars include the two Cullinans, a C7 Corvette, and three Ferraris. A Roma, 488, and an SF90. These cars will be tough to replace, but it is possible. The more exclusive machines include a Plymouth Prowler, Mercedes-McLaren SLR, and the more recent Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.

Thankfully, the storm did not claim all of Michael A's cars. Looking at his Instagram profile, not all of his cars were down there when the water hit.

A glance at the 'Gram reveals that his C8 Corvettes, a Lamborghini Urus, a Mercedes-AMG GT-R, and Porsche 911 Turbo escaped the damage.

Florida Corvette Owners/Instagram
Florida Corvette Owners/Instagram
Florida Corvette Owners/Instagram
Florida Corvette Owners/Instagram

Last year, Hurricane Ida destroyed thousands of cars, leading to an influx of water-damaged cars on the used market. Some people opt not to go for full insurance cover, which means they need to get rid of a flood-damaged car in a rush. What makes it extra tricky is that you can't spot water damage on the outside.

This year's hurricane season looks like it's going to be a doozy, so it's essential to know how to get out of your car if you get swept away.

As for protecting car collections, the safest bet is an above-ground parking space with the necessary hurricane protection. Or move them to a safer state, in case you don't want something similar to happen to your multi-million collection.

Speedy Red/Instagram
Speedy Red/Instagram
Speedy Red/Instagram
Speedy Red/Instagram

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