Tuesday, November 30

Parking fines are no match for the Saudi tourist and his fleet of gold supercars



Money is clearly no object to the Saudi owner of the gold supercars as today the £1 million fleet was hit with hundreds of pounds in parking fines.

A gold Lamborghini Aventador, Rolls Royce, Mercedes G63 6×6 and Bentley Flying Spur caused a stir in the Knightsbridge area they were parked in, with dozens of people stopping to take photos on their mobile phones.

The Lamborghini had two separate penalty notices for Tuesday and Wednesday slipped under its wiper blade, while the Mercedes and Bentley each had one.

The fines of £80 each time, reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days, mean the owner, reportedly from Saudi Arabia, owes the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as much as £320.

The vehicles could even be removed and fines increased if the charges go unpaid.

The cars were parked in Cadogan Place, outside the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, in Knightsbridge, central London – just yards away from an NCP car park.

Costing £50 for 24 hours, the car park housed non-gold Bentleys, Audis and a Ferrari on Wednesday.

A joker also caused a stir in the capital today by wrapping his Ford Ka in gold foil and trying to blend in with the fleet of golden supercars.

A spokesman for Kensington and Chelsea Council said that tickets issued to foreign cars and drivers are followed up to ensure they are not ignored.