Man bought Michael B. Jordan’s wrecked Ferrari, but why was it sold twice in three months?

This man bought the Ferrari that Michael B. Jordan crashed in Los Angeles in December 2023. He is now trying to figure out why the shop that bought it a month after the accident decided to sell it two months later instead of repairing it.

Someone Bought Michael B. Jordan's Crashed Ferrari
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In early December 2023, Michael B. Jordan made headlines when he reportedly crashed his Ferrari 812 Superfast while racing another Ferrari on the street at 488 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. At 11.30pm he lost control and his Ferrari began to tailgate, crashing into a parked Kia Niro.

The actor, who starred in the “Tenet” franchise and the box-office hit “Black Panther,” walked away from the night unscathed. But his Ferrari 812 Superfast was in pieces and the insurance company decided to write it off. The Kia also sustained significant damage.

In late January 2024, the supercar was listed for sale by the insurance company as-is. Before the accident, the car was valued at $567,001. But with only three wheels and severe damage to the right side, the Ferrari was worth less than half.

Someone bought Michael B\.Jordan's crashed Ferrari

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James Condon, owner of TheStradman YouTube channel, said his friend Gordon, also known as Effspot, happened to be at the scene of the accident that night and he immediately sent him a message via WhatsApp. James decided he had to have that car.

The Ferrari was bought and then sold a month after the accident

The supercar was first listed on Copart in January, but James was not eligible to bid. However, two months later, the 812 Superfast suddenly went up for sale on eBay, with a “buy it now” price of $198,999, about a third of its pre-accident price. James eventually bought it for $187,000. He had to purchase a tow truck and make the 10-hour journey to retrieve his new/old crashed Ferrari before traveling to Sacramento, California.

He found the Ferrari in a warehouse with many other cars, but was surprised to find that it didn’t look as bad as he thought. The wheel on the front passenger side was put back into place and the car fired up immediately.

But it still needs to go up on the trailer. The passenger side window was shattered in the accident, and after the collision with the Kia, the car’s entire front fender was missing and its windshield was shattered. The team at the scrapyard helped him wrap the Ferrari in plastic to prevent rain or anything else from entering the cabin.

Someone bought Michael B\.Jordan's crashed Ferrari

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The car needs a new bumper, a front fender, a windshield and a front side mirror. The passenger side door can be fixed. But the driver’s front airbag deployed, so James had to find a solution as well.

He was very fond of interior decoration. It’s all carbon fiber and red leather. Michael B. Jordan really specified this car the right way.

Once he took the Ferrari into the repair shop, he started to see problems. After the accident, the front right wheel came off and rolled down Sunset Boulevard, and the shop where he purchased the car put it back on. They also powder coated it, but it’s not the exact same gold tone as the other three wheels.

He needed to replace not one but three airbags and there was a crack in the right headlight. Convinced the shop in Sacramento must have discovered something that made them change their minds, he resold the Ferrari two months after buying it with plans to restore it. You can probably see the truth by lifting the car into the air.

Someone bought Michael B\.Jordan's crashed Ferrari

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Anyway, James bought himself a nearly new front-engine Ferrari. The 6.5-liter V12 engine develops 819 hp (830 metric horsepower) and 530 lb-ft (718 Newton-meters) of torque, sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

These drives accelerate the 812 Superfast from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h). For Michael B. Jordan, that December night in Los Angeles seemed too much.

Marcus Rashford’s Rolls-Royce Wraith might not be a very good buy idea

Marcus Rashford’s Rolls-Royce Phantom which crashed on a rainy night in Manchester was also bought by an exotic car repair specialist last month. But he hasn’t decided yet whether it’s a good idea.

The day I wanted to take it home, I spent a few hours trying to figure out how to start the engine. He finally managed to do it, turn it off, and couldn’t turn it back on again.

Marcus Rashford's crashed Rolls-Royce Phantom

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However, he bought himself a Mansory-modified Rolls-Royce Phantom, worth around £700,000 ($881,650) before the crash, and took it home for just £185,000 ($233,105). But it looks like getting it back on the road won’t be cheap.

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