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It Is Not Fun To Watch This Crane Knead A Ferrari 458 Spider Like Bread Dough

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Kneading is great, sometimes, like when it has to do with massages, the baking of bread products and cats getting comfortable on your lap. Kneading isn’t great when it comes to a Ferrari 458 Spider and a crane, which crumbled this car up like a paper love letter with too many embarrassing words scratched out.

Birmingham Live reports that police in England seized this nearly $300,000 Ferrari 458 around this time last year on the suspicion that it was stolen, but that the owner said he bought the car at auction. Police took the Ferrari to the junkyard for an number of reasons, according to Metro:

Zahid Khan said that he had bought it from a large auction company through a middleman and had official Ferrari parts fitted and that it was all above board.

However, he failed to show the proper paperwork so they took it off him and now video has been released of the car being crushed.

He went back to court with papers proving he owned the car, but it was too late and police said the car was crushed because it didn’t have valid insurance and was considered to be a ‘category B’ vehicle – officially classed as not being roadworthy, meaning the shell has to be destroyed.


A “category B” vehicle is also known as a “break car” in the U.K. and means the vehicle has been damaged beyond repair, according to What Car. Parts can be removed from the car for repairs, but AutoExpress reports that the car’s shell has to be crushed if it gets put into this category. (Why is it that humans decide to crush perfectly good cars? There are so many other avenues we could take here.)

The crushing is the part that hurts so badly. The Ferrari’s owner, Zahid Khan, posted a video of the car being smashed on his Facebook page, along with his explanation of what happened with the police. Here’s the video:


Kahn claimed in the post that “police crushed [the car] unlawfully,” and that it took them more than a year to release the video of it. The stories from Kahn and the police don’t line up across the board, since Metro reported that police said the Ferrari didn’t have valid insurance while Kahn said in the post that it did.

No matter what the full story behind the car is, it’s rough to watch something so seemingly intact and expensive get put under the metal claws we humans have invented to crush our own creations. That really hurts the soul.