Police in Spain have discovered a clandestine workshop where middle-of-the-range cars have been dismantled and reconstructed to be passed off as Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Fourteen vehicles, in various stages of transformation, were found in a workshop in Sils, in the Gerona province in the northeast of the country.
Four of the cars, rebuilt to resemble Ferraris, were ready to be sold online, the police said. The Spanish authorities were led to the operation after finding a counterfeit Ferrari in the Mediterranean city of Benidorm.
The top price ever paid for a Ferrari in the collector’s car market was at auction $35,711,359 (€32,075,200) in February 2016 for a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti.