This is what happens when you don't have insurance.
It's not uncommon for supercars seized by police to be sold off at auction. Recently, a fraudster's incredible collection of supercars, classic sports cars, and rarities fetched a staggering $44 million. In more extreme cases, however, impounded supercars are sent to the crusher and turned into scrap metal. Tragically, that's exactly what's going to happen to this Lamborghini Aventador SVJ if action isn't taken.
This white Lamborghini Aventador SVJ belongs to Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy. As we saw recently when Arsenal's Joe Willock wrecked a Mercedes G-Class, soccer players aren't always the most careful drivers. According to The Sun, Mendy was stopped by police on November 15 in Cheshire, UK, at 5 am for driving the Aventador SVJ without insurance or a valid driver's license.
Consequently, the $500,000-supercar was seized by the cops. In the UK, owners have 14 days to reclaim an impounded car by providing the correct documentation and paying a fee. After that, police are allowed to either sell the car at auction or crush it. At the time of writing, over 20 days have passed and Mendy still hasn't provided documentation, so there's a real risk that this incredible Italian supercar could be scrapped.
"Ben is a great footballer but he's not great on bureaucratic details like paperwork. He didn't realize he wasn't insured so it's a monumental blunder on his part," a source told The Sun.
"He's desperately trying to correct it but the fact it's now 20 days since his car was seized, he's at risk of it being destroyed. The police know he wants it back and are happy to return it but only once he's provided the necessary paperwork. It's worrying that after almost three weeks he still hasn't managed to sort it out. It's a beautiful car and he just wants it back in one piece."
Mendy bought the car in France and imported it to the UK, but glossed over some of the finer details like registering insurance. Back in the summer, he was spotted cruising around Cannes in his white Aventador SVJ, but he may never get to enjoy it again thanks to his negligence. Time is running out, so let's hope this Aventador SVJ can still be saved.