$240K Ferrari stuck in elevator shaft in Palm Beach, Florida

$240K Ferrari stuck in elevator shaft in Palm Beach, Florida

It downshifted.

An elevator malfunction at a Ferrari dealership left a $240,000 Roma model damaged and dangling this week in Palm Beach, Florida.

Firefighters were called to the scene after the shaft disaster and it took them four hours to extricate the battered Italian sports car from the elevator.

“A car elevator malfunction caused a car to hang in the elevator shaft,” Palm Beach County Fire and Rescue wrote of the operation on Facebook.

They had to first stop a dangerous fuel leak from the silver Ferrari, a process that required them to shut off all power to the dealership.

The sleek automobile has plunged tail first into the empty chamber, puncturing the gas tank in the process.

Firefighters then worked with a towing company to creatively ease the vehicle out of the shaft.

Fire officials said that they used a 45-foot boom and several 50,000lb winches to free the Ferrari.

Ferrari falls down Florida elevator shaft.
The vehicle fell down a shaft after an elevator malfunction.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

Fire crews needed four hours to get the car out.
It took fire crew four hours to extract the car from the shaft.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

Ferrari damaged after fall down elevator shaft.
The car suffered extensive damage to the rear end.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

Images of the silver car show extensive damage to its rear end, and dealership officials could not immediately put a price tag on the damage.

There were no injuries to emergency responders or to staff.

According to the Ferrari website, the Roma model is a “representation of the carefree, pleasurable way of life that characterized Rome in the 1950s and ‘60s.”

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