A week-long search has uncovered the abandoned Ferrari F40 that once belonged to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s son Uday.
It followed a request from a YouTube account named Ratarossa, a channel with 54,000 subscribers devoted to Supercars. Ratarossa’s hope was to find the abandoned car and take it back to the United Kingdom to repair it.
An inspection of the car in 2016 revealed that not only was it covered in dust and sand, but it was missing a number of key electrical components required to get the car started.
“The images were shocking. The F40 looked in worse condition than previously expected,” Ratarossa said on his YouTube channel.
“The entire car was literally covered in sand. Worse still was the engine. There was sand everywhere, which on a normal car is a bad thing, but on a Ferrari of this value it’s just horrible to see.”
The car has less than 4000 kilometres on the odometer.
Fast forward four years and a Ferrari specialist from Belgium had reportedly travelled to Iraq to fix the car, including a full engine rebuild.
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