The suspect and the seller went on a test drive for around six miles from Dusseldorf to Neuss, during which the seller got out of the car to swap places with the would-be buyer.
But when the French-speaking buyer got into the driver’s seat, he accelerated and drove off. The would-be buyer was caught on camera next to the car (Pics above ) before he made off with it.
The red Ferarri 288 GTO , one of just 272 models that Ferrari built between 1984 and 1987, was the most powerful and fastest sports car Ferrari ever built in the 80s.It has only 42,532 accident-free kilometres on the clock.
The rare car was later found hidden in a garage in the town of Grevenbroich, about 18 miles southwest of Düsseldorf, but police are still hunting for the suspect.