The owner of this abandoned Hyundai could be in for a shock when they finally collect their car – along with 26 parking tickets.
It has been left in a car park in Kings Heath, Birmingham, for the past six months, racking up parking fines worth an estimated £2,600 – 17 times more than the car is actually worth.
The 16-year-old Hyundai Coupe’s value is estimated to be just £150 and may explain why the owner has decided against picking it and paying the fines.
Photos show 26 of the fines, which are reportedly for £100 each, posted in rows on the windscreen of the silver vehicle.
An employee at a vape shop located in the car park said it had been there for around six months, adding: “I've no idea whose it is … it doesn't look like they're coming back to get it.”
Birmingham City Council said it was an issue for the owner of the car park.
Last year, a Mercedes left in another Birmingham city centre multi-storey car park for three years was finally removed after racking up more than £14,000 in parking tickets.
APCOA, the company who owned the car park, finally towed the Mercedes away after receiving permission from Birmingham City Council.
"We did not move the car initially because the city council has previously taken responsibility for removing vehicles and, unsurprisingly, we believed this was still the case,” an APCOA spokesperson said at the time.
"The car will probably be taken away for scrap. There are no plans to pursue the owner."