Maserati Interior Wrecked By Paint As Owner Swerves To Avoid Dog

Anne Sewell

This is a lesson for all luxury car owners, especially those owning a Maserati: don't leave a can of paint on the backseat. You might just need to swerve to avoid a dog in the road, like this unlucky car owner.

An Australian luxury car owner recently learned this valuable lesson, when the interior of his Maserati was liberally coated with white paint.

In fact, the interior of the Maserati was completely destroyed as the thick white paint sprayed over every surface, causing around AU$90,000 ($63,000) worth of damage.

— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) June 28, 2015

The Mirror quotes Hayley Cain, the claims manager for RAA, the insurance company covering the Maserati, as saying the lid accidentally dislodged when the owner of the car swerved to avoid hitting the dog. This caused the literal "mini-tornado" of paint to fly around the interior.

"As the tin flew around the car like a mini tornado, the leather interior and windscreen were liberally splashed with a thick coat of white paint.

"Fortunately the driver was fine, but given the extent of damage to the interior, our insurance assessors declared it a write off and we settled the claim for over $90,000."

"Fortunately the driver was fine, but given the extent of damage to the interior, our insurance assessors declared it a write off and we settled the claim for over $90,000."

The Australian quotes Cain as saying the damage caused to the Maserati was one of the company's more unusual claims, but they have experienced other weird stories.

For instance, a Mercedes Benz had to be written off when a coat hanger got lodged into the convertible's roof mechanism, a Land Cruiser had its wires chewed by rats, and the interior of another car was destroyed by a lively dog.

Then there was a pet cockatoo who ate the side panels of the interior of a car on its way to the vet (probably nervous about seeing the doc). One child got into trouble by smashing a vehicle's side panels with a toy golf club, and yet another kid used a screwdriver to draw on the exterior of a car.

Cain said that in most cases, "truth can be stranger than fiction," and that it is more often the straightforward, normal claims that raise suspicions with the insurance companies.

"Fortunately, most claims are genuine and our assessors are highly attuned to spot any signs of dishonesty."

Twitter users were amused by the latest story of the Maserati's interior being paint sprayed, with varying comments popping up.

— Colin Simpson (@simotrfc) June 28, 2015

— carl finlay (@carlfin) June 28, 2015

While the dog and the driver survived to tell the tale, anyone who loves luxury cars must want to cry seeing the interior of this Maserati.

As reported by the Inquisitr, a Colorado man took a 1985 Maserati BiTurbo to a Subaru dealership in Golden and turned it in as a clunker. Some clunker indeed!

[Image: Not the Maserati in question - CC by SA 3.0 Rudolf Stricker]

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