This Guy Is Suing Ferrari Because He Wasn't Allowed To Buy A LaFerrari Spider

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Sometimes money can't buy happiness.

Automakers get sued all the time, but it’s rare that they are sued by loyal customers. But that’s exactly what Preston Henn is doing with his lawsuit against Ferrari. Autoweek obtained the documents, which run seven pages and reveal that the source of Henn’s outrage is because he was wasn't allowed to buy the LaFerrari Spider. So why exactly is this man suing Ferrari for being denied its latest ultra-exclusive hypercar? Simply put, he believes his reputation as a Ferrari fanatic has been damaged.

In the documents obtained by Autoweek there’s a list of 18 Ferraris Henn says he has owned since the 1960s. This list includes all the automaker's past flagship supercars: the F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari. It also includes iconic classics like the 275 GTB. In Henn’s eyes this made him more than qualified to place an order on the LaFerrari Aperta. However, he was told by his dealer that Ferrari North America would not sell him the car. After enlisting help from friends who had contacts with the automaker, Henn received word that he was “not qualified to purchase the LaFerrari Spider.” Undeterred, he sent a check for $1,000,000 to Ferrari head honcho Sergio Macrhionne as well as a letter detailing his love for the company.

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Enrico Galliera, Ferrari’s chief marketing and commercial offer, sent the check back and a letter asking that no deposits be sent to management. He also reconfirmed that all models had been sold. So that’s how Henn got to the point of filing a lawsuit, but what does he actually want out of it? Well, not a LaFerrari Spider. Instead he wants to be paid for damages “in excess of $75,000” and is demanding a trial by jury. It’s interesting to note that his biggest gripe is that Ferrari embarrassed him, but this story would have been known only to him and a few other people had he not filed this lawsuit. We know that Ferrari selects candidates for its rarest cars very carefully. We can’t imagine that Mr. Henn will be on its list of favorite owners after pulling this stunt.

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