A gift or a loan? A father and son’s dispute over the ownership of four classic rally cars

This week a dispute has been heard in the High Court regarding whether a father gave four Lancia Stratos rally cars, estimated to be worth £2.2 million, to his son as a loan or a gift. The father, Ernst Hrabalek, insists that the cars were lent to his son so they could be displayed at a car show. However, the son, Christian Hrabalek, claims his father gave them to him as a gift following his graduation.

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