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Spanish cops bust illegal car factory manufacturing replica supercars – Ferraris made from second hand Toyotas, Fords and Peugeots

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Spanish police raid illegal car factory manufacturing conterfeit supercars using second hand Toyotas, Fords and Peugeots in Girona, northern Spain
The gang were selling ‘dodgy’ Ferraris and Lamborghinis on the internet
The replicas were based on a range of secondhand donor cars and fibreglass bodies stamped with the brand names of the genuine autos
Investigators found four fake Ferraris completed, 14 others were under construction in the ‘factory’
Three people were arrested following the raid in Girona, northern Spain  
The gang manufactured various fake parts in an effort to make the cars look realistic
The counterfeit cars were selling for approximately $44,000 – considerably less than six and seven figure price tag for real ones

police-raided-the-underworld-car-factory-outside-girona-in-northern-spain7Spanish police have arrested three people after raiding a ‘sweatshop’ manufacturing counterfeit exotic Italian supercars, Ferrari and Lamborghini. The batch of fake sports cars were based on second hand Toyota, Ford or Peugeot engines and mechanicals.
The garage in Girona, northern Spain, would start off with a used donor automobile of humble origins such as a Toyota, then bolt a Ferrari or Lamborghini body kit to the cab

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Fake exotica: This particular Ferrari F430 was based on a second hand donor Peugeot 406

The bodies were moulded using fiberglass and all the faces on the clocks and instrument panels were printed out and stuck over the existing units.

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The gang manufactured various fake parts in an effort to make the cars look realistic

The gang also stuck fake Ferrari and Lamborghini decals and emblems on each of the cars.
Police became aware of the gang after one of the cars was offered for sale in Benidorm, through a number of websites for approximately £35,000. Detectives tracked the gang to their workshop in Girona and found 14 cars on the production line. Four of the Ferraris were ready for sale, according to police, complete with fake registration documents.
In addition, police found a fully equipped cannabis farm with 950 pots. Three people were arrested after the factory was raided earlier this week  Police tracked a member of the gang who had sold one of the fake Ferraris in Benidorm.

 

The counterfeit cars were selling for approximately £35,000 – considerably less than real ones. Buyer beware however, instead of Ferrari thoroughbred engines, the cars had units from humble donor vehicles.
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1 Comment on Spanish cops bust illegal car factory manufacturing replica supercars – Ferraris made from second hand Toyotas, Fords and Peugeots

  1. Lazaro Marino // February 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm // Reply

    Wow, wouldn’t a buyer notice that the acceleration and handling of their new Ferrari was lousy? I mean a Peugeot ?

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