Motorhead’s custom golden car bursts into flames as he watches on in horror

Karzan Mamandy was forced to watch helplessly as his beloved shiny gold Seat Leon was destroyed by a freak fire.

The 31-year-old was driving home when he noticed something was not quite right with his car.

Just a few moments later the distraught man was stood on a busy junction watching his pride and joy be engulfed by flames.

Firefighters raced to the busy Manchester road to get the blaze under control on Thursday evening, Manchester Evening News reported.

Standing on huge alloy wheels, the car's glistening gold paintwork became a chalky grey from the damage, and all Karzan could do was watch the horror unfold.

He told the Manchester Evening News : "I was just coming back from Manchester and I could smell something like a fire.

"I saw some cloud come inside and so I decided to park up here. I checked inside [the bonnet] and didn't see anything, but after I opened the boot I could see the fire.

"Because there were cars behind me, I decided to close the boot, so the fire wouldn't go to somebody else.

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"After I closed the boot, the fire became more, and more, and more."

Karzan was travelling alone when his car burst into flames, and luckily did not suffer any injuries.

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The distraught car owner says he has no clue what caused it.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just after 5.15pm on Thursday, August 26, firefighters were called to a fire involving a car on Trinity Way, Salford.

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"One fire engine from Salford arrived quickly at the scene, and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two hose reels.

In other news, a mangled 1960s Jaguar which has been hidden in a garage since 1996 after a road accident has sold for a fortune.

The ultra-rare XK150 S 3.8 Drophead Coupe has fetched for more than nine times its original £10,000 guide price, according to Hull Live.

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It has been off the road since crashing into a tree in Hull over 25 years ago, however despite the major damage, one collector paid an astronomical fee for it.

The bidder paid a huge £90,000 for the vehicle, as the auctioneer said: "It looks worse than it is."

Bonhams auction company claims that the car could be worth £250,000 if it's restored.

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