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Lost at sea: all the cars that went down with the Felicity Ace

by Nik Berg
7 April 2022 1 min read
Lost at sea: all the cars that went down with the Felicity Ace
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The Atlantic seabed now looks like an exotic car show after the transporter ship Felicity Ace sunk off the coast of Portugal in March. As you may recall, the ship caught fire, and although thankfully none of the crew was hurt, the ship and its cargo were lost. The full manifest for the vessel reveals scores of supercars, luxury saloons and high-end SUVs, along with some second-hand oddities and irreplaceable classics on board.

The ship caught fire on 16 February and despite attempts to contain the situation, once the crew had been transported to safety, it listed and sank on 1 March.

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Audi was the hardest hit manufacturer, with 846 cars now rusting away under the ocean. Porsche lost 580 cars, Volkswagen saw 523 cars sunk, 190 Bentleys went down and 85 Lamborghinis – including the final 15 Aventadors, 20 Hurácans and 50 Urus SUVs – were seabed-bound. Among the more unexpected cargo was a 2015 Ford Mustang finding its way home, a 2007 BMW 750i, a 1977 Land Rover Santana, and a rare 1996 Honda Prelude SiR.

Needless to say, the biggest loser in this awful accident is the environment, but we do feel sorry for those individuals who have seen their classic car dreams sunk with the ship. The car makers will get their insurance payouts, and new car customers will get replacement vehicles, but several enthusiasts are left without cherished cars that they’d hoped to be enjoying by now.

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