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Merged: Fire at Dutch Ferrari dealership Munsterhuis

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by evandaalen, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. RacerX_GTO

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    What an awful sight. My gawd, what the heck happened, and why didn't that facillity have adequate fire prevention sytems in place????

    That's no way for a Ferrari to go down, it wasn't even doing anything, just sitting there.
     
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  3. Jason W

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    Don't let DES see.
     
  4. Rerun

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    Wow....that is horrible.
     
  5. VROOM!!!

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    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! WHY?! HOW?! WHO?!

    That just plain SUCKS! Man, what a waste!
     
  6. 2000YELLOW360

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    Some of those cars may have been priceless. What a shame.
     
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  8. bottomline

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    Good thinking. That's what was being said on OT.
     
  9. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

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    I can't imagine dealing with THAT insurance claim.
     
  10. Ferrari0324

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    :( :(. A part of my heart just stopped. They've gone to a better place where Enzo himself can drive them. I hope noone was injured.
     
  11. MNM3/4

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    Sweet Lord! It's like a big barn fire except nobody bothered to run in and save all those poor horses! Oh, the humanity!

    Terrible.

    MNM3/4
     
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  13. Mojo

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    Could be a good thing, Now all your ferrari's are a little more rare and could be worth more.

    There has to be some way to put a positive spin on this.
     
  14. WJHMH

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    I was thinking to same thing, some F40 owners will be happy that their cars have increased in value. Anyone know what classics were lost & is it known what started the fire?
     
  15. KNanthrup

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    wow.... just wow...

    i just.... i just dont know

    wuu wuu ehh hh,.,,,;'
     
  16. evandaalen

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    Although I don't know the exact details, it seems that the fire wasn't started on purpose. So, no fire-raising (is that correct English??). But I haven't seen an official statement or so.

    About the lost cars, I also have to "guess" a lot. Probably between 30 en 40 Ferraris, plus a couple of Lamborghinis (2 yellow Gallardo and perhaps a Countach) and some modern Maseratis. The Ferraris are mainly modern (308, 328, Mondial, 348, 355, 360, 456, 550, 575, 612). Plus two or three F40s. Although NOT confirmed, there might have been a 365 Daytona and a 250 GTO Replica. The Enzo which was in the showroom quite often, was probably not present. But again, these are mainly guesses ...
     
  17. F40

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    It would be so no arson... instead of fire raising. 2-3 F40's :(
     
  18. doug328

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    very sad indeed, just hope no one was hurt. Sounds like a bunch of nice ferraris are now gone, too bad.
     
  19. lusso64

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    true waste. My uncle lost a Jag XKE and a WW2 Mercedes 540K (Rommel's car in fact) in a garage fire in Long Beach years ago. He was devastated, so I can imagine the sense of loss felt by the owners of any of these cars.

    At least there are no injuries (or reports as yet).
     
  20. PSk

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    Gee you would have to loose a 250GTO or something along those lines to be as significant as a WW2 Mercedes 540K.

    So far the closest appears to be the F40's and Daytona ... everything else is too modern to shed a tear over, even an Enzo ... after all Ferrari could actually repair that car with brand new parts if they really wanted too, just take the ash to the factory ... ;)

    What I find amusing is that we all are getting really upset about this senseless destruction ... and yet nobody gets as upset when some shop cuts a roof of a Daytona and creates a piece of ****, or cuts up a 250GTE and creates yet another 250GTO or TR replica. Yes I know the cars are still driveable ... but just like in the fire an original & historically interesting Ferrari has been destroyed.

    Anyway ignore me, I'm just rambling ...
    Pete
     
  21. F40Lover

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    This goes to show you that no matter what the cost of insurance is----DO IT. Cars are not easily replaced. People forget that for some of us, these cars are like children. Once gone---they are gone. Very sad day. Every car dealership should be required to have sprinklers.
     
  22. ferrari fernatic

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    :O :O :O :O :O : :O: : :O O: : O: O
    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    why why!!!!!!?????!??!?!?!?
    they could of just givin them away for free:D
    that way you could at least sleep knowing you didn't just kill about 20 ferrari's
    :(
     
  23. HJ dinogt4register.com

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    STUPID!!!!
    don't ever come to Holland!! thank you!
    :(
     
  24. PATRIEK

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    LOSER !!!
     
  25. absent

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    Was the owner Russian by any chance?
     
  26. roger_l

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    There were 38 cars destroyed of which 11 were not insured (owners parked their car at Munsterhuis to let him sell their car and gave up there insurance because they were not driving it....which means your car is also not insured for fire; this is not the responsability of Munsterhuis). There was also a significant personal collection of Frans Munsterhuis himself with all kind of Ferrari collectables (signed photo's and so on). Cause is a battery-charger which caught fire.
     
  27. banduga

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    I have IMO a fair amount invested in fire extinguishing systems protecting computer servers worth much less than used 360. Combined replacement costs and downtime losses would also amount to less than the cost of a 360.

    Why did this fire rage so terribly out of control? What a shame...
     
  28. PSk

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    Which is why everywhere else in the world, cars are stored unlocked and with the keys in the ignition. Thus cars can be quickly removed in the case of a fire, earthquake, etc.

    As far as I am concerned, Munsterhuis locked the cars and made them immovable ... thus now their responsibility!

    Pete
     

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