A $250,000 Ferrari fell down the elevator shaft

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A beautiful silver Ferrari Roma has joined the list of exotic cars destroyed in the last few months…

Let us warn you in advance that the images may be disturbing. In a freak accident, a Ferrari coupe was severely damaged after it crashed into an elevator shaft at a dealership in Palm Beach County, Florida. Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident except the Roma model, which is apparently almost totalled. The accident was not actually caused by human error; instead, the horrific incident, in a preliminary report by the Palm Beach County Fire Department, which was tasked with extricating the vehicle left hanging in the shaft, was attributed to a "mechanical failure of the elevator."

In fact, the recovery of the damaged Roma model proved very difficult for PBCFR Battalion 10 who had to deal with a leaking fuel tank and a potential fire hazard. Power had to be temporarily shut off at the dealership to prevent the fire, and it took the team about four hours for the entire extraction operation. "Special Operations worked with Kauff's Towing team and their new rotator to remove the car from the lift," PCBFR said in a statement.

Judging by the pictures, the entire rear of the Grand Tourer appears to be completely destroyed, while the roof and hood also appear to be badly damaged. Since almost the entire floor fell, the frame of this car must have been damaged as well, which tells us that it is unlikely to be repaired; unless some YouTuber buys it at a discounted price.

The dealership can also count itself lucky that it was the Italian manufacturer's most affordable vehicle with a starting price of $243,360. Things would have been much worse if it had been one of Ferrari's limited-production models that can cost several million dollars.

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