- The Washington Times - Friday, July 28, 2017

The proud British owner of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia had one hour to enjoy his $260,000 luxury vehicle this week before it was turned into a flaming pile of twisted metal.

South Yorkshire Police responding to an accident on Thursday found themselves staring at the charred remains of a black Ferrari and the owner — miraculously alive with a few cuts and bruises — in a local field.

“Officers asked the driver what sort of car he ‘had’ to which he replied, ‘it was a Ferrari,’” BBC reported Friday. “Detecting a sense of damaged pride he then said ‘I’ve only just got it, picked it up an hour ago.’”

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Authorities said on their Facebook page that the car “went airborne” due to wet roads.

“Over the past couple of weeks there has been a number of collisions where driving styles have not reflected the road and weather conditions,” South Yorkshire Police said, BBC reported. “Please take more care.”

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