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Bungling mechanic wrecks mattress mogul's rare $1million Ferrari Enzo [Short title]
DailyMail (UK) ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ashley Collman

Posted on 06/25/2014 12:45:42 PM PDT by QT3.14

This picture of a banged-up Ferrari Enzo is enough to make any car lover shed a tear.

The rare million-dollar vehicle was involved in a crash in Stamford, Connecticut on Monday when a mechanic took the sports car out for a ride and spun out of control.

The car's owner, 71-year-old mattress company mogul Michael Fux, had placed the prized car in the care of Greenwich dealership Miller Motorcars.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: enzo; ferrari
Ouch! Odds driver will be applying for unemployment compensation and facing a lawsuit?
1 posted on 06/25/2014 12:45:42 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

AHEM!! The car is an Enzo Ferrari, not a Ferrari Enzo.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 12:48:02 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: QT3.14

It got Fux’d up.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 12:48:23 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: QT3.14

Time out!

We have an irony penalty here!

We can NOT have a mattress company exec named “Fux”!!


4 posted on 06/25/2014 12:48:26 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

The syntax might be a Brit thing.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 12:49:37 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: G Larry

LOL!


6 posted on 06/25/2014 12:49:43 PM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: QT3.14

Ferris Bueller?


7 posted on 06/25/2014 12:50:32 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: QT3.14

That’ll buff right out, Mr Fux...


8 posted on 06/25/2014 12:50:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: QT3.14

“Palchik” means “thumb” in Russian.................


9 posted on 06/25/2014 12:51:10 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Veggie Todd

A fake used in FERRIS.

Enzo’s are about 1.2-1.4 million. Likely total it out and cut him a check.

Sad loss of a great car!


10 posted on 06/25/2014 12:53:31 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: QT3.14

As Jeff Spicoli said, “I can fix it!”


11 posted on 06/25/2014 12:53:46 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: Veggie Todd
That's what I thought...


12 posted on 06/25/2014 12:55:56 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: QT3.14

I’ll bet the owner was teased a lot in school.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 12:58:02 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: carriage_hill

A little Bondo, a little duct tape... I wouldn't even submit a claim really.

14 posted on 06/25/2014 12:58:18 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: QT3.14

FYI: “Fux” is pronounced “fyooks”.

So all you filthy minded people can just settle down. /snicker


15 posted on 06/25/2014 12:58:29 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: QT3.14

Good thing that Fux has some bux.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 12:59:32 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: SIDENET
== Good thing that Fux has some bux. ==

Fux has some bux, but what happened sux.

17 posted on 06/25/2014 1:03:52 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

- Enzo is DEAD…

- An “Enzo Ferrari” is a particular model - like a “Ferrari 250 California” or “Ferrari 308 GTS” like actor “Tom Selleck drove in “Magnum PI”

…zircons not included...


18 posted on 06/25/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: QT3.14
mechanic took the sports car out for a ride and spun out of control.

Sounds like a "Hold on and watch what this baby can do" moment.
According to the article, he had a passenger with him.

19 posted on 06/25/2014 1:11:13 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

so, using your logic, my last car was a Crown Victoria LX Ford and my truck is an F-350 super duty Ford?

Most people I know list manufacturer, then model, then trim packages

Enzo was the founder of Ferrari. He’s dead. There is no Enzo Ferrari anymore. After his death, the company named its top of the line vehicle in honor of the memory of his creation of the marque.

There are a few Ferrari Enzos, though.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 1:11:28 PM PDT by Don W (To laugh, perhaps to dream...)
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To: lone star annie

"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools."


21 posted on 06/25/2014 1:17:07 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Don W

- Some classic Ferraris have sold at auction for $12,000,000

- Miller Motorcars will soon get mail from an attorney…

- You can buy a used Ferrari 308 GTS for under $40,000 - but not but not a Testa Rossa TR250, 250 California, or an Enzo

- MM is in deep stuff - there is no pony under all that crap


22 posted on 06/25/2014 1:21:11 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: The Cajun

Like the pic at post 12?


23 posted on 06/25/2014 1:23:13 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

M. Fux will soon own a motor car company in Ct.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 1:25:23 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: devolve

The last 250 GTO was a private sale - rumored to have sold for $17 million.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 1:25:49 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

You are correct, sir! Car Guy points for you.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 1:29:49 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: BBB333

- There ya go sports fans - now we’re talking real money -

- Good post...


27 posted on 06/25/2014 1:31:28 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: QT3.14

Some guy was oooohing about some new Jaguar and my reply was to check back in 50 years and see whether that Jaguar or my 1957 Bel air will still be on the road :)


28 posted on 06/25/2014 1:33:28 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: QT3.14

Will it end up at Gas Monkey Garage?


29 posted on 06/25/2014 1:34:39 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: QT3.14

At least the owner can sleep easy!


30 posted on 06/25/2014 1:37:20 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: lone star annie

He did fix it.....it was just not using tools....haha...”Jefferson with the tackle, Jefferson over the middle.....Jefferson, Jefferson....” hahaha


31 posted on 06/25/2014 1:42:57 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (This town needs an enema)
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To: devolve
Not to worry. This is what insurance is for.
32 posted on 06/25/2014 1:45:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Don W

The car’s proper name from the factory is the Enzo Ferrari. Look it up.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 1:46:05 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: GreatMan

God, I hope not...


34 posted on 06/25/2014 1:47:04 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: BBB333

Seems to me there was a time when GTO’s were worth a lot more than that. Although $17 million is still a lot, and it won’t buy a house in any neighborhood someone who could afford that car would live in.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 1:48:13 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: QT3.14; Gamecock; F15Eagle
The suspect.


36 posted on 06/25/2014 1:49:24 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: QT3.14

Fux is going to sue the Fluke out of that company.


37 posted on 06/25/2014 1:57:20 PM PDT by RetSignman (MODERATE Islamist are not as extreme, they stop cutting just before the jugular vein.)
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To: QT3.14
"You destroyed my car!" - Mattress King

"Oh well, Fux to be you." - Mechanic

38 posted on 06/25/2014 2:04:10 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: hinckley buzzard

You’re right.

Being this is a high end shop in Connecticut, I’d bet they are pretty well covered.

And likely the owner has it insured for a decent amount also.


39 posted on 06/25/2014 2:06:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: TigersEye

LOL.


40 posted on 06/25/2014 2:09:29 PM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: carriage_hill

We’re awfully sorry, Mr. Fux. Carl has always been one of our most responsible mechanics!


41 posted on 06/25/2014 2:15:47 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: G Larry

That’s one fuxed up car


42 posted on 06/25/2014 2:16:42 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: QT3.14

At least the seats were protected from oil and grease by plastic.....


43 posted on 06/25/2014 2:52:49 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: QT3.14
When Ferraris are built in the Third World Cacaderos whence so many dealerships seem to source their "mechanics," García may be allowed another shot at it.

Sorry, Mr. Fux.

44 posted on 06/25/2014 3:26:28 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: QT3.14

Well, it looks like they salvaged the little pine-tree deodorizer that was dangling from the mirror at least. Them suckers ain’t cheap.


45 posted on 06/25/2014 3:34:32 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Larry Lucido; Gamecock; KC_Lion

Mattress mogul?

Was it “Good Vertebrations” or “The Lumbar Yard”?

“Leaping Larry”?

Perhaps The Wiz sold it. Nobody beats The Wiz.


46 posted on 06/25/2014 4:38:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: All

Boy, he did a number on it:

http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/gonna-hurt-1-million-ferrari-enzo-smashed-mechanic-connecticut-article-1.1843311


47 posted on 06/25/2014 4:40:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: GreatMan
Gas Monkey Garage? How insensitive! Remember this is Stamford, CT, where the pet chimp ripped the friendly lady's face off? It also used to be the home area of a the last real Ferrari Dealer, Luigi Chinetti. Fix'em and Drive'em ... not the García Method, i.e., Try to Fix'em, Fux'em instead.
48 posted on 06/25/2014 4:50:09 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

One of my customers owned two Ferrari Enzos. They looked to me like jet fighters sans wings.

He had a couple of other hot rods of equal stature. A very high horsepower AMG Mercedes Benz and.... I forget what car #4 was. Maybe another AMG.


49 posted on 06/25/2014 10:42:30 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: hinckley buzzard

- If i buy or lease a classic car some jerk will let go of their grocery cart at Stop & Shop and do a number on a fender &/or paint job

- no thanks


50 posted on 06/26/2014 4:25:12 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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