Italian police foil plot to steal Enzo Ferrari's body

Radio Sport Staff,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 9:21AM
Italian entrepreneur and racing driver Enzo Ferrari. (Getty)
Italian entrepreneur and racing driver Enzo Ferrari. (Getty)

Italian investigators have foiled a plot to steal the body of legendary Formula One racing pioneer Enzo Ferrari.

Ferrari, founder of the company that produces some of the world's fastest and most expensive cars, died in 1988 at the age of 90 after making the company's prancing horse logo an internationally recognised brand.

Police on the island of Sardinia says they suspect a gang had planned to demand a ransom from the Ferrari family or company after spiriting away the body.

They gave no further details about the plot but said it was discovered during an investigation into arms and drug trafficking that led to a number of arrests.

Ferrari is buried in an above-ground family tomb near the car manufacturers' plant at Maranello in central Italy.

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