A Manhattan-based Ferrari owner is suing a New York parking garage for allegedly damaging his pristine 7,000-mile 2015 458 Spyder's passenger door and mirror, sending the car's value plummeting, reports the New York Post
Mark Rosen, 70, said he left his car with his building's parking attendants, who work for City Parking LLC, for four hours back in August, and returned to find the passenger-side door “bashed in” and rearview mirror in need of replacement, the newspaper says.
“I have no idea what really happened,” Rosen told the Post
. 'You're driving a car five miles per hour in a garage, it's almost impossible to do that unless you're really, really careless.'
Rosen says City Parking initially agreed to pay for the repair, then balked when it realized it would cost US$19,500. “‘This is the reason we don't want cars like yours in the garage,'” Rosen said a company manager told him.
At the time of the incident, Rosen had lived in his building just a few months, and had already coughed up the $800 monthly parking spot fee – “This is one of the most expensive, exclusive buildings in the city,” says Rosen. “What are people supposed to drive, Chevrolets?' – and some $3,000 in tips.
Rosen had the car repaired but says the value of the once-mint-condition Ferrari has fallen by US$140,000; he's recently sold the vehicle to a dealership for US$207,000. “Any of these cars get into an accident, the value goes through the floor,' Rosen explained the basis for his lawsuit.
City Parking LLC did not offer the New York Post