An expensive Maserati Quattroporte has been written off in Australia for a very interesting reason which inevitably took the owner’s insurance company by surprise.
The luxurious Italian sedan was deemed a write off after the entire cabin was covered in white paint. Just how did the paint come to cover almost every single surface in the Quattroporte? Well the reason is just as eye-opening as the result.
The owner claims that a dog run in front of him in South Australia while he had a sealed tin of white paint on the back seat. The violent swerving maneuver managed to knock the lid off the paint tin resulting in the devastation you see in the picture above.
Discussing the claim in more detail, RRA Insurance claim manager Hayley Cain said “The driver swerved to avoid a dog and the tin of paint he’d set on the back seat flew through the air dislodging the lid. 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.”
Due to the essentially irreversible damage the paint caused to the Quattroporte’s interior, insurance assessors declared it a write off with a $90,000 payout being rewarded to the owner.