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The story behind that flooded Ferrari on Lower Street

The Canadian Press Ferrari belongs to Howard who left it abandoned on Lower Street during the storm Monday July 8.

There it A silver Ferrari, submerged to its in murky floodwaters under the of the Lower Simcoe St. underpass.

of the orphaned Italian sports car viral Monday night as the that pummeled Toronto It was picked up by news agencies and all over the Internet.

Soon, the chimed in. @GenZingg tweeted: believe someone dumped a in the TO storm.”

“Ferrari stuck in the flood! I thought my day was bad,” @spencEDM.

So who would abandon a Ferrari in a

A lawyer in a hurry, that’s

Howard A. Levitt, one of Canada’s employment lawyers, was on his way to an important in Ottawa. The heavy rain had started and it was hard to see.

He the Simcoe underpass following other cars, each of easily traversed a body of that looked no deeper a puddle.

No such luck for

His 2010 Ferrari California, retails for $192,000, rides close to the ground, and despite its V8, 454-horsepower engine, it only a few inches of water to stop the car in its

Because the underpass dips the water was deeper in the middle at the edges — and it was rising fast.

had broken … It was like a geyser of spewing upwards,” Levitt

His engine was running, but Levitt drive forward, nor could he

“It was really just at tire at that point. But that’s he said. “Meanwhile this was coming out, and it started up, filling up, filling up. Getting and deeper and deeper. When it got the bottom of my windows, it was time to

Levitt had been trying to a tow truck, then realized it going to arrive in time. So he the door, letting the awful flow in, and collected his bags the trunk.

By this time has cordoned off the area and an officer Levitt that the Ferrari be towed on a flatbed truck as as one became available.

“By the time I the scene, it was entirely covered water. It was right over the he said.


He took a cab to the island airport, all flights had been cancelled, headed to Pearson, where he “the last seat of the to Ottawa.

On Tuesday morning, won his motion in Ottawa, making the escape worthwhile.

“It’s a ending, except for my poor he said.

Levitt had no idea condition the car was in at the point the Star with him. When he saw it, the waters had risen above level completely. He’s the car was towed on a flatbed and currently in a municipal lot.

“I guess what insurance companies are But the bottom line was, I had a to get to,” he said. “You let the client down, no matter personal exigencies you might

Levitt has been a sports car since before he could to buy them. He purchased his first when he was still in law school and has renewed his fleet ever

He keeps a Viper in the garage and in another Jaguar six months when he bought himself the new” Ferrari as a birthday

“I don’t want to sound but at the end of the day you’ve got to see the humour in it and not sweat the stuff. And it really is all small he said. “Nobody’s …, sick. The car gets fixed up and insurance for that. I made it for my and succeeded on my client’s behalf.”

“Those are the bigger pictures. an amusing story I probably forget.”

Levitt says the is the best car he’s ever “If I can’t get it repaired, I’ll get one.”

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