A mate took his 52 reg cooper S for an MOT 3 weeks ago...
Gets a phone call from the manager of the centre saying there has been a fire
My mate gets there to see his mint Cooper S, smouldering away. The fire was contained in the engine bay, but the damage was pretty severe.
The garage claimed that it began smoking after the test (didnt say if it passed or not) and when they opened the bonnet it was well alight.
My friend cannot validate this or not as he was not present, but the garage dont really want to know.
Legally, he is not sure where he stands so he had to involve his insurer.
It was officially deemed a write off this afternoon. Understandably he is gutted.
Going by my sources he could get anything from £5600 - £7k...
Anyone heard of the coopers going up in flames.