The swish supercar, believed to be owned by a professional UAE footballer, has become the talk of the town in Sharjah. The Lambo sat outside the Palm Tower 1 block on Al Khan Corniche Street for more than two weeks, according to residents.
However, shopkeeper Jasim, who works at the store in the block, said that about 4am yesterday a young Arab man - whom he presumed to be the owner - drove it away.
“He came in another car, a Mercedes,” said the Iranian, adding the number plate on the Merc was the same as the Lambo except for one digit. But the Gallardo, still coated in dirt, was simply moved across the road.
Yet the Dhs750,000 ride - with a UAE Pro League 2012/13 ‘Player Pass’ hanging from the mirror - has not just been gathering dust as cheeky names and phrases have been scrawled on its filthy body.
Residents said police have been to take a look, and passers-by continued to pose for photos beside it yesterday. Footprints on the purple paintwork suggest youths have also been using it as an impromptu bouncy castle.
Dubai Police’s website says the Dubai-registered supercar owes Dhs2,700 worth of fines, including speeding tickets and a Dhs1,000 penalty for parking in a disabled bay.