Range of luxury cars were set for the crusher
A range of luxury supercars worth nearly £100 million were saved at the 11th hour from being put through the crusher last year.
Ferraris, Bentleys and Lamborghinis were amongst the prized assets which were destined to be crushed or auctioned off at best – even if they were not fully paid for by the owner.
The prestige cars were all seized from uninsured drivers and rescued under the thankful ‘CrushWatch scheme’ – with leasing companies said to have owned nearly 11,000 of the cars and still owed thousands of pounds.
The haul of supercars is the biggest in terms of seized in one year (2017) coming in at 94 million – up 7m on the previous year of 2016.
Top of the pile was a £318k Lamborghini Aventador whilst a further six motorists also had their Lamborghinis seized for no insurance at a combined value of nearly £1.2 million.
The list also included an Aston Martin Vanquish worth £240,000 and a Bentley Continental GT at £164,000.
In total, a whopping 113,000 cars were saved from being crushed by the Crushwatch project that prevents the police from disposing of motors. Not all the cars were of the luxury or supercar categories as some were your everyday road car but the good deed of CrushWatch means that cars can be returned to finance companies who own them - saving them from making a serious loss.