A mystery has emerged surrounding a BMW that was left abandoned in a garage after the owner barely drove it before parking it in a private car park.
The snazzy M3 CSL model was abandoned in the patrolled bay in an upmarket part of London for a decade, according to the motor enthusiast who found it.
The enthusiast posted some snaps of the car Instagram and told his followers about his unusual backstory.
In the post they claimed: “Rumor has it that on August 4th 2004 a businessman traveled from London to Reading to collect his brand new E46 M3 CSL.”
“He then drove his car home… before parking it in a secret, monitored underground car park in London and… leaving it there.”
A DVLA registration check shows the car has never had an MOT and has not been taxed since March 2006, having been registered new in August 2004.
The social media Pictures show it in a dilapidated state, with scratches on the wheels and a drooping rear bumper.
However, a shot through the window shows the interior, which appears completely untouched.
Aside from a few pieces of paper left on the passenger seat, there are no obvious signs that the sporty sedan was ever used.
According to the location given on the post, it is hidden away in its car park in St John’s Wood, north London, but an exact address cannot be found.
The car enthusiast who posted the pictures further claimed that the Beemer was clamped twice by private companies before the law was changed in 2019 to prevent private clamps.
Furthermore, it has remained largely untouched and no one seems to know why.
Commenters on social media were amazed by the unique story.
One wrote: “I’m rather surprised it wasn’t stolen or dismantled.”
Another claimed the car was abandoned due to a property dispute between two brothers, but this could not be confirmed.
It comes after an urban explorer finds a massive car graveyard full of BMWs, Land Rovers and even a fire engine.
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