£150,000 Aston Martin seized near Mansfield faces being crushed

A brand new Aston Martin supercar worth £150,000 faces being crushed after being seized by police for having no insurance.

Monday, 21st September 2020, 2:59 pm
Updated Monday, 21st September 2020, 4:36 pm

The James Bond motor was pulled over by officers due to concerns over the way it was being driven along the A60 near Ravenshead, Notts., this morning (Mon).

The driver of the Aston Martin Vantage - which is said to take its design inspiration from the 007 films - was found to have no insurance following checks by traffic cops.

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Police seized a £150,000 Aston Martin in the early of hours of Monday,.

Nottinghamshire Police's Special Constables team seized the flash sports car and said the legal owner must now recover the vehicle, or it will sent to the crusher.

Meanwhile, the driver now faces six points and a fine of up to £5,000.

The force wrote on Facebook: "The driver of this brand new Aston Martin attracted the attention of Gedling’s dedicated team of pro-active Special Constables in the early hours of this morning due to their manner of driving.

"The team stopped the vehicle on the A60 near Ravenshead and after a few checks, suspected the driver to not have any insurance to drive it.

"Following a few enquiries, the team seized the £150,000 supercar under Section 165 of the Road Traffic Act.

"The legal owner must now recover the vehicle, or risk it being crushed."

Web user John Larner wrote: "It would be a crime in itself to destroy that beautiful car - the owner must be absolutely gutted. That's someone's pride and joy."

Tom Jarvis put: "You wouldn't see Bond driving about with no insurance - complete wally."

Bill Heath added: "What an idiot. Only themselves to blame. How devastated would you be though?"