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German police recover valuable Ferrari worth millions, search for thief

German police recover valuable Ferrari worth millions, search for thief
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German police are looking for a rare 1980s Ferrari sports car believed to be worth more than 2 million euros (US$2.2 million) after a man posing as a would-be buyer stole it during a test drive. (Police hand out photo)

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:37AM EDT

Last Updated Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:01AM EDT

BERLIN - German police have recovered a valuable 1980s Ferrari stolen during a test drive and are searching for the man believed to have sped off with the car while posing as a would-be buyer.

The red Ferrari 288 GTO, first registered in 1985, is believed to be worth more than 2 million euros (US$2.2 million). A man answering an advertisement turned up for a sales appointment in Duesseldorf on Monday, then sped off with the vehicle when the seller got out of the car to swap places during a test drive.

The Ferrari was recovered Tuesday in the nearby Grevenbroich area, where it was hidden in a garage. Police are still seeking the thief and released a picture Wednesday of a middle-aged man, and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Police in Duesseldorf said the man answering an advertisement for the red Ferrari 288 GTO , first registered in 1985, turned up for a previously agreed appointment in the western German city on Monday. (Police hand out photo)

German police are looking for a rare 1980s Ferrari sports car believed to be worth more than 2 million euros (US$2.2 million) after a man posing as a would-be buyer stole it during a test drive. (Police hand out photo)
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