$500,000 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Impounded After This Photo Goes Viral

The story behind a model, a soccer player, a sheikh, a photo, and a stolen Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren rotting away in a Czech impound lot.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren cost around $500,000 when new, but Czech soccer player Tomáš Řepka decided to save a little cash on his and buy one used.

Like any excited owner of a new hypercar, he hired a model, Vlaďka Erbová, and did a bikini photo shoot with his new car.

The photos were popular, and a lot of people saw them. Unfortunately for Tomáš, one of those people was the other owner of the Mercedes!

Turns out, a Middle East sheikh owned the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, until it was stolen from him, transported to Europe, and then sold to Tomáš Řepka on the grey market.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Photo Credit: ProDriver

The car was impounded by the Czech police, and currently sits in a Czech impound yard, wasting away like a long-forgotten hooptie while the courts decide its fate.

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