Police have released footage of the moment they crushed ‘Millionaire’ Zahid Khan’s £200,000 Ferrari Spider 458 after they deemed it “unroadworthy”.
The vehicle was seized after police suspected it was stolen but after further checks were done they deemed the vehicle to be a Category B with no valid insurance.
However, Mr Khan remains adamant police were in the wrong for destroying his ‘sentimental’ Ferrari and claims he sourced all parts used in the car from official sources and now plans on taking legal action.
He said: “I can’t believe they have destroyed my car.
“It has taken them almost one year to release the video, I wonder why.
“My car was insured, and I was the owner.
“I love supercars and have owned a number of them and loved this car.
“I saved to buy this car, and it was sentimental to me and my family.
“The police had no right to do what they did, it’s very sad, this money could have gone to a good cause.
“Ferrari parts are worth more than the car itself.
“I had a quote to sell the Ferrari in parts for over £250k.
“I’m planning on taking the officer to court for breaching a court order and unlawfully destroying my car.”
“I saved my ass off to buy this car and it was of sentimental value to me and my family.
“The police had no right to do what they did and it is very sad.
“This money could have gone to a good cause, as a Ferrari broken for parts is worth more then the car as a whole.
“We pay our taxes and In return the officers act like this in a public office.”
Mr Khan also claims police have targeted him after he succesfully appealed and overturned his conviction for forcing tenants out of homes they had rented.
He claims a month after his successful appeal police seized the Ferrari after pulling him over.
He then claims he was told when he appeared in court to prove his ownership of the vehicle that the police had destroyed it.
In a statement West Midlands Police said the video is in relation to a trial which is due to start next month.
They said: “A group of men and a woman are accused of running a car registration scam in which the rights to high-value number plates were stolen and offered for sale – some for more than £100,000.
“Khan his brother Aamir Khan, 25, and 39-year-old Ayan Ahmed, plus associate Zubair Ahmad, 33, have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.
“They also face counts of perverting the course of justice after it’s claimed they tried diverting blame to a bogus car dealer.
“In addition, Zahid and Aamir Khan, face charges of concealing and converting criminal property relating to stolen cars running on false plates.
“And Zahid Khan also stands accused of four counts of fraud by false representation after it’s alleged he failed to declare details on car insurance documents.”