By Tom Gillespie @TomGillespie1

WHEN a motorist's car is their pride and joy, keeping it somewhere safe is of paramount importance - whether that's parking it on a quiet street or having it locked-up it inside a garage

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Videographer / Director: Ruaridh Connellan
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RoboVault president Susan McGregor stands in front of a Ferrari 599 GTB Pininfarina - millions of pounds worth of cars are kept within the facility's thick walls

But the millionaires of Miami turn to the RoboVault - the 'Fort Knox' of storage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Built to withstand Hurricane-force winds of up to 200 miles an hour, the high-tech fortress features an array of state-of-the-art security features.

Deep within its thick-set walls lies millions of dollars worth of high-performance and vintage cars.

When an owner comes to collect their vehicle it is released from storage on a huge metal platform.

Supercars are brought out of storage on a metal platform which moves and rotates

This floor then rotates as other parts lower to form a driveway out of that area of the vault.

One of the cars in the enormous facility is a Ferrari 599 GTB Pininfarina - a car valued at several hundred thousand dollars.

Platforms lower down to form a floor around the Ferrari

RoboVault president and general manager Susan McGregor said: "We tend to store high value cars, exotic vehicles.

"However we also have some antique vehicles at RoboVault."

The facility can house up to 200 cars at a time, and included in the current collection is a restored 1929 LaSalle.

The white Ferrari is just one of the many cars in the vault worth hundred and thousands of dollars

The vehicles were developed by the General Motors Cadillac division between 1927 and 1940.

RoboVault also stores exlcusive wine and art collections, as well as anything else the filthy rich want to keep out of harm's way.

Once the platforms are fully-lowered the car can be removed from storage

The facility is also used by Hollywood A-listers - who cannot be named because of company policy.

"First of all it is the safest environment to store a vehicle,” McGregor added

Susan stands next to a restored 1929 LaSalle - one of the many vintage cars in the vault

"We are a category 5 rated building. The vehicles are stored 35 to 70 feet above sea level and it’s a pristine environment and by that what I mean is that it’s climate controlled and we monitor that climate constantly. 

"It’s also a virtually dust-free environment. So the conditions are just perfect for vehicle storage.

The Robovault is dubbed the 'Fort Knox' of storage

"So once a vehicle goes out and comes back it may not be stored in the exact same spot.

"It’s in the same section but maybe not in the same spot - which adds another level of security.”