How would you feel if you had to call your boss and tell him: "Err, boss, you know your £250,000 Ferrari? Well... it kind of burst into flames!"

Martin, 43, was at the wheel as the 599 GTB Fiorano burst into flames at traffic lights. Firefighters were quickly on the scene and doused the blaze – but the car was wrecked.

And shaken Martin was left to break the news to Paul Jaconelli, owner of supercar garage Romans International in Banstead, Surrey.

Paul, who had asked Martin to drive the motor to repairers, said yesterday:

“He rang me and said, ‘Your car’s just gone up in flames’.

“At first I hoped he was joking, but I soon realised he was serious.

“I asked him why it had happened and he said he had no idea.

“Martin’s worked here since he was 15 and he’s a great guy. It’s obviously not his fault – so I’m not going to hold it against him.”

The amazing blaze was caught on camera by a stunned passer-by.

Paul, 58, added: “Martin said the car made a noise at the lights, then just went up in smoke. It should be covered under warranty – but it wasn’t great news.”

Source: The Sun

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  (1024) posted on 05.19.2008

A sad incident. No wait! I couldn’t care less.

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