Filthy Rich Bastard Leaves $160k Maserati in Pound for 3 Months
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 11:36AM
Malcolm Lambe

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Maserati Cambiocorsa
A filthy rich bastard abandoned his $160,000 Maserati car in a London car pound for three months because he was too busy to collect it.

Frog multi-millionaire Bertrand Des Pallieres, 39, of Paris owed thousands in fines and also drove without road tax.
His Maserati Cambiocorsa was at a DVLA pound in White City, West London, for over four months. It had been spotted without tax and was towed by Transport for London from a square in Knightsbridge.

Each day the car was left in the pound added another £25 to his bill.

Froggie Rich Prick said he had been distracted by setting up his new business, the £170million SPQR fund.

He told a newspaper: “The truth is I was so busy I did not have time to deal with sorting the congestion charges, paying my road tax and getting my car out of the pound.
“I have been setting up a new business and, as you can imagine, it requires all my focus.
“I have been running around the world raising money for my fund and setting it up.
“For a while I did not have a PA but now I have one, so this will get sorted out.”

Usually, owners of lower value cars get around seven to 14 days to pick them up before they get scrapped or auctioned.

Monsieur Des Pallieres, says he only uses the car in the summer.

“In my defence, I would say that parking in the TfL car pound is not that expensive relative to the cost of parking in central London.”

A spokesman for the contractors who run the pound on behalf of the DVLA, said: “The reason that this car has not been wrecked is that it is an expensive and quite an unusual car.

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