With its European division bankrupt and its US parent company self-admittedly suffering "severe financial pressures," Gizmondo is, by all accounts, in trouble. So too is a former executive of the company, Sweden-born Stefan Eriksson. A month ago, he was nearly killed in a spectacular car wreck that totaled his million-dollar 2003 Ferrari Enzo--a crash he blamed on a mysterious German driver. Now Eriksson has lost another one of his luxury autos, a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, worth over $400,000. According to the Los Angeles Times, Eriksson's wife, 33-year-old Nicole Persson, was pulled over by the Beverly Hills Police Department driving the McLaren. After discovering Persson did not have a US driver's license, and that the car was unregistered and only had British license plates, police confiscated it. The vehicle remains impounded, as British police believe it may be stolen.
First the Enzo and now this. The 33-year-old wife of a failed exec driving a car that may have been stolen. I said it before and I'll say it again. You just can't make this stuff up.
he'll be OK that happens all the time. last week I totaled my Aston Martin and my wife got pulled over in her Alfa Romeo, but were cool no biggie
Damn, I'm so proud when my fellow countrymen succeeds abroad... :-P My tears still hasn't dried for the Enzo (should have just have given it to me instead, would have taken good care of it). Du gamla, du fria....
I think the biggest news is that he still has money to lose cars after the "spectacular" gizmondo launch.
Too bad. The way he got the money for those cars is the loans for the Gizmondo's production and advertisment. He blew away a great system, I own one.
Ha ha!!! They said "in a spectacular car wreck" Wow no wonder the Gizmon-blow failed He's a crook anyway, your foreing you have a $400,000 car in beverly hills and you don't register it? What kind of chalk candy where they snorting on? Can you say Swedish Don?
Yeah...we knew he was bankrupt. It was all just a matter of time...after the Ferrari incident on PCH of course. I wonder, did they ever find the "driver" named Deidrich?