Author: Jason / Date: October 21, 2022 / Tags: classic cars
(RareCarMarket.com) – Hurricane Ian devastated Florida, leaving millions without power and other necessities. The massive storm turned streets into rivers and cars into boats, though they acted more like submarines. One of these vehicles was none other than a million-dollar McLaren P1. The owner was powerless as the flood waters swept away his supercar.
A car collector in the Sunshine State named Ernie, who goes by lambo9286 on Instagram, recently bought the Volcano Yellow McLaren, with only 300 miles on it, around two weeks before the arrival of Ian. He called the P1 his hurricane supply car and posted a photo of necessities in the vehicle’s trunk. However, the next day disaster struck. Ernie could only watch and record as his garage flooded with water and his McLaren found its way out into the street.
Once the flood waters subsided, he went hunting for the supercar and found it on top of a toilet the flood waters had also stolen. Ernie also lost his 2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom to the flood waters, which he eventually found in a pile of debris, along with a Honda Accord. To some, these are nothing more than a means of transportation, but to others, these are their hobbies and passions.
It’s important to have a plan in place for your car collection in case disaster strikes. Unlike earthquakes and tornadoes, hurricanes and other forces of Mother Nature often give people time to prepare. Your plan should include possibly moving your vehicles to a safe location. Of course, you should also have insurance to cover your losses.
Ernie’s Phantom and P1 are hardly the only vehicles Ian swept away. The storm initially hit Florida with 155 mph winds, two mph short of a Category 5 designation. The massive storm left millions without power and caused tens of billions of dollars worth of damage to Florida and its residents.
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