Bad Dog or Bad Driver? How this Maserati Interior Got Doused in Paint
I’ll likely never own a Maserati, but I imagine if I did, I’d treat it with great care, and lose my mind if something scratched the leather. I’m just a material guy like that. So when I heard a Maserati interior was covered in thick, white paint, I could only imagine the owner’s reaction. This tale comes via the UK’s Mirror, and describes how the owner of this Maserati set a can of white paint in the back seat, and was driving along, when he swerved to avoid a dog in the road. When he took the evasive maneuver, the paint can flew into the air, dislodging the lid and depositing the paint generously over the leather interior. PHOTOS: See Images of the 2013 Maserati Quattoporte
According to the report, the incident happened in Australia, where the driver filed the claim with RAA insurance. There was over £40,000 in damage (about $63,000), and the insurance company settled, cutting the owner a check for $90,000. It’s hard to tell from the image which model was slathered in paint. The amount of light suggests it is a GranCabrio; however the arrangement of the buttons is more in line with the 2003-2012 Quattroporte sedan.
RAA claims manager Hayley Cain said that this was among the stranger claims, but there have been others, such as rats chewing through a car’s wiring, a coat hanger ripping through the convertible top, or even a parrot eating through a car’s door trim. “Truth can be stranger than fiction,” Cain said, underscoring exactly why you pay for insurance.
Though the owner was made whole, we hope he takes better care to secure cans of paint in the future. Like, put it in the trunk maybe…
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Photo credit: The Mirror UK
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