After the luxury leather goods and auto parts, the Spanish police found 19 cars counterfeit. in the region of Valencia. The deception was spotted by a representative of Ferrari in Spain.
Like the pumpkin turned into a coach in a children’s story, Spain, the car was transformed into a mid-range Ferrari or Aston Martin and then resold on the Internet. Spanish police have dismantled two clandestine workshops and Alzira Albalat dels Sorells, on the outskirts of Valencia.
In these workshops were found 19 cars, but no matter which: 17 fake Ferrari (models F 430, F 430 and F 458 Spider Ferrari) and two imitations of Aston Martin. Eight people were arrested: 5 to 3 in Madrid and Valencia. They were responsible for processing and marketing new cars. The Counterfeiters “sewed themselves parts fiberglass used to transform the cars,” said the statement from the police.
According to a Spanish site, Madridiario if “parts were too difficult to make, the counterfeiters imported from England or commanded directly by Ferrari.” And copies thereof become more realistic, they had a shop, which was preparing for them and order ‘logos and distinctive signs of the marks in question, “according to the Spanish police.
A Ferrari was sold at the low price of 40,000 euros, while the true model is 200,000 euros. But the most surprising in all this is definitely naive buyers, because they were, according to police statements, “fully aware of acquire a counterfeit.” Ferrari has, in fact, a history of each car sale and closely monitors the market opportunity and auctions. With this monitoring and without much publicity, the Prancing Horse brand has already found a number of stolen cars and makeup. The deception was spotted by a representative of Ferrari in Spain, which, after falling on an ad for sale, decided to complain.
The Ferrari brand provides “be in contact with local authorities in Spain regarding a possible violation of intellectual property and the alleged fabrication of replicas,” according to a statement from the group. “To date we have not sent anyone to Valencia to inspect these vehicles, but if it is necessary, we will.” Investigators are now trying to identify the source of vehicles used as “raw material”, including checking the validity their papers.