Perhaps sellers should grab some sort of collateral from potential test drivers before handing over the keys to the car. Especially when one is worth this much.

A man in Germany just learned that lesson the hard way after allowing a prospective vintage car dealer to take his super rare 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO out for a spin.

As the two were swapping seats, the now thief sped off with the $2.2 million Italian roadster.

Police managed to track down the “historic vehicle” to a garage located about 18 miles from where the crime took place, but the suspect is still at large.

Have you sold your car privately? What steps did you take to protect yourself and the car?

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