This red Ferrari that has reportedly been lying at the bottom of Amsterdam’s waterfront for “years” has been found by firemen taking part in a training exercise.
The 1987 Ferrari Mondial was discovered when fire brigade divers were carrying out exercises at the bottom of the IJ waterfront in the Dutch capital Amsterdam in mid-June.
The video shows the moment Royal Netherlands Navy divers mark the supercar’s position in the water so that a crane truck is able to lift it out.
The unusual discovery caused a stir in the city and crowds built to watch the Ferrari being lifted out of the waterfront.
One onlooker surmised: “Maybe it was stolen and dumped there?”
Another bystander said: “At least it’s red as a Ferrari should look!”
According to news site AT5, the supercar was lifted out of the waterway and sent for analysis to establish whether it had been involved in a previous crime.
Fire brigade divers found the car on 17th June before notifying the local authorities who unsuccessfully tried to remove it on 29th June.
The authorities tried three different crane trucks on different occasions which failed to lift the Ferrari out due to heavy mud and sand.
The car was eventually removed from the Amsterdam IJ at the fourth attempt on 9th July.
The investigation continues.
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