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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Incredibly rare Ferrari 512M gets slapped with parking ticket

This is the moment a pair of traffic wardens slap a parking ticket on a £10 million Le Mans car while it is parked at the end of an empty mews.See SWNS story SWTICKET: The 1970 Ferrari 512M is one of the most desirable and valuable racing cars in the world - with models rarely coming onto the market. Classic car dealer Fiskens recently took one into stock and decided to take some photographs of it outside its Kensington headquarters. The dealership is based on a very quiet mews with no through traffic and they hoped they might be safe from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s notoriously ticket-friendly wardens for a few minutes.

An incredibly rare Ferrari fell victim to London traffic wardens recently after it was momentarily stopped in London's exclusive borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The £10million Ferrari 512M, which is more used to high-speed racing circuits such as Le Mans, was briefly parked in a quiet mews while staff at classic car dealer Fiskens – who had recently acquired the vehicle – photographed it. 

However, the bright yellow model was hardly inconspicuous, and soon drew the attention of two traffic wardens who were snapped – by the dealership – assessing the desirable car and slapping it with an £120 fine.

Rory Henderson, an acquisition specialist at Fiskens, said 'It is a quiet area and we brought the car out onto the mews to be photographed.

'They were deadly serious and weren't going to be stopped. I thought it was a bit unnecessary as we do try to be considerate of our neighbours.

'I think it is probably the most expensive car ever ticketed.'The 1970 512M is known as Chassis 1002, and boasts an impressive list of accomplishments, including racing in both the 1970 and 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Boasting a 12-cylinder, 5-litre engine it was first sold to the Escuderia Montjuich private racing team in April 1970.

In 1977, the car's then owner, Robert Horne, reached 192mph over a flying mile at RAF Fairford, setting a UK speed record which still stands today

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