Italian police have foiled a plot to steal Enzo Ferrari ’s body from his grave and hold it for ransom, for some unspecified amount of money, according to Reuters report.
Ferrari, who died in 1988, aged 90, lay in family tomb in the city of Modena, near by the headquarters of the company he founded in 1939.
Motorsport.com citing authorities that say the Sardinian gang had planned everything, including an escape into the Apennine Mountains where they would hide the body until the ransom was paid. The police “gave no further details about the plot,” according to the report.
The group of 34 members had set up a drug trafficking and weapons between Sardinia and northern Italy. On Tuesday, 300 police and military rounded up the gang in raids across Italy before they could pull of the macabre heist.