All's well that ends well - nearly three decades later.
We hear about this kind of thing from time to time, and fortunately this instance has a good ending. 28 years ago, this 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi from a consignment lot in Orange County, California. At the time, the car was considered a goner and its owner's insurance compensated them. That owner, who wants to remain anonymous, never thought they'd see the car again. CNN is reporting that earlier this month, Federal Agents in Los Angeles were tipped off about a Ferrari about to be shipped to Poland. What caught the agents' attention, specifically?
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The problem was that the VIN had already been recorded on another 1982 Ferrari 308 GTS, which was shipped to Norway back in 2005. US Customs red-flagged the car and refused to export it. Question now is who specifically tried to export the car to Poland and who was meant to receive it. US Customs isn't saying because the investigation is ongoing. As for the 308 GTSi itself, there's only 45,000 miles on it and is supposedly worth around $50,000.