Car enthusiasts do not like anyone else getting within 10 yards of their pride and joy. Letting them work on them is a no-no while driving them is totally out of the question. But 2020 Mustang GT owner Mark Grage lowered his guard, took his brand-new Ford to the dealership to get a supercharged fitted… and never got to drive it again because a technician who worked on the car crashed it during a routine test drive.
Grage had bought the muscle car from Loveland Ford, Colorado and only put 266 miles (428km) on the clock before deciding the 460 horsepower 5.0-litre V8 needed more power. So he took it back to the same dealer for a Ford Performance Roush supercharger installation and shortly after it was outfitted, it was written off.
The technician was cited by police for careless driving and has also lost his job at the dealership. Images of the wrecked Ford show significant damage to its front end.
“We made the customer whole, paid off his loan, and all incidental expenses that would have had anything to do with that car and the fact that it was wrecked,” said the dealership's general manager, Harry Johnston. “He actually walked out of the store with plus money as opposed to what he [had invested in] the car, and he bought another new car from us.”
That new car purchased by Grage is a 2016 Ford Mustang modified by Shelby that the dealership recently received as a trade-in.
You know what they say - all’s well that ends well. We guess…
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