A Lamborghini which mysteriously vanished after being hired from Switzerland and driven 600 miles to an IKEA car park in Britain has been found – in a shipping container headed for Africa.
The £250,000 supercar was leased from an exclusive rental company in Zurich by a woman, described as ‘smartly-dressed and Irish’, who claimed she would be driving it to Germany.
But the black Lamborghini Huracan Spyder was later traced to London, only to disappear after its last GPS signal linked it to IKEA’s store in Tottenham.
The mystery has since deepened further, however, as the owner of the car revealed the vehicle had been found after a detective tracked it down to a yard where it was being held in a shipping container bound for West Africa.
Adriano Scheiwiller said: ‘The Lamborghini was on the way to West Africa and was found before shipping, it’s a miracle my investigator found it. It could have been gone if more time had passed.’
He said the detective was notified by coincidence after the owner of another car inside the container recognised the picture of the Spyder from reports online.
The driver left a deposit of 2,500 Swiss francs – around £2,000 – and the identity card which Mr Scheiwiller believed was fake.
He said: ‘She looked well-groomed and had luggage, she said she wanted to attend a meeting in Strasbourg.
‘Instead of returning she headed for London, the GPS had betrayed her, she showed how she was shipping the car to Calais and transported it to England.’
He initially offered a reward of 10,000 Swiss francs to anyone who was able to help find a car but was pleasantly surprised when an investigator managed to locate it earlier this week.
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