Police discover dismantled $200,000 Ferrari in chop shop

It’ll take all the king's horses to put this Italian stallion back together.

Police in England have uncovered evidence of a major “chop shop” operation in a self-storage facility where the scattered remains of a $200,000 Ferrari California were recovered among parts from several stolen cars.

The trunklid identifies the car as a Ferrari California.

The trunklid identifies the car as a Ferrari California. (SWNS)

Authorities are searching through roughly 200 shipping containers at the Birmingham location, SWNS reports.

The steering wheel and the entire top of the dash were removed intact.

The steering wheel and the entire top of the dash were removed intact. (SWNS)

A steering wheel, dash board, trunk lid and a carbon ceramic brake unit worth thousands of dollars are a few of the recognizable pieces of the Ferrari that police said were destined for the black market.

The Ferrari's carbon ceramic brakes are potentially worth thousands of dollars.

The Ferrari's carbon ceramic brakes are potentially worth thousands of dollars. (SWNS)

Over $4 million worth of counterfeit alcohol and tobacco products were also discovered in the 30 containers examined so far.

Police plan to look through the roughly 200 shipping containers at the storage facility.

Police plan to look through the roughly 200 shipping containers at the storage facility. (Google Earth)

“This is a significant blow to organized criminals who wrongly believe they can operate under the radar and out of sight,” Detective Inspector Rod Rose of the West Midlands Police said.