Bankrupt billionaire's 'Lamborghini' destroyed in fire

A classic Lamborghini Countach owned by bankrupt British billionaire James Stunt was found burned to the ground on the side of the road last week.

Photos of the car show its entire engine and passenger compartments destroyed. The cause of the blaze is as of yet unknown. The car had the number plate 1 57UNT and was one of several high-end vehicles owned by the gold trader and ex-husband of Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone.

(Stunt and Ecclestone were married in 2011 and divorced in 2017.)

Stunt was recently barred from selling his cars and other assets by the court, The Sun reported. He is not believed to have been in the car, which had an expired registration, at the time of the incident.


Witness to the blaze Michael Segal, 76, said "the man claiming to be the owner was a black man with dyed green hair. James Stunt wasn't here."

A Countach in good condition could be worth $500,000 or more, however, SWNS reports that Stunt’s open-top version may actually be a kit car rather than a conversion of an authentic Lamborghini.