Thinking of adding another steed to your stable? Now’s the time
One of the rarest prancing horses ever made has just reared up for sale. A limited-edition 2003 Ferrari Enzo with just 7,130miles (11,474km) on its ticker will be auctioned via the Gooding & Company in August. What’s more, this is one of just 400 examples made between 2002 and 2004 and promises to be the crowning glory of any collection (especially if you’re thinking of adding it to the 30-car gallery in The One on Bel Air).
With coachwork by Pininfarina studio, the US-spec Enzo features a sleek silver body and a soft tan leather interior. It’s offered by the original owner’s family and is in immaculate, near-new condition.
The Enzo was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show back in 2002 and was the successor to the F40 and the F50. As with its predecessors, the supercar took its cues from Ferrari’s catalogue of high-performance racers and was inspired by the marque’s success at Formula 1.
Partly developed by Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher, the Enzo was fitted with the largest V12 engine of any street-legal Ferrari, as well as tech and design features pulled directly from the F1 speedsters. It borrowed the aerodynamic shape, bespoke carbon-fibre tub and push-rod suspension system, which were mostly found on racing cars. These touches paved the way for 651hp and 657Nm of torque, which together with the car’s low weight produced impressive performance specs. The Enzo can soar from zero to 100 km/hr in just 3.8 seconds and hits a top speed of 350 km/hr.
When it was new, the Ferrari Enzo was priced at US$670,000 (S$930,000). Now, 17 years later, this mint-condition example will be auctioned for nearly four times the original price. The lean silver racing machine has a pre-sale estimate of between US$2.2 million and US$2.6 million (S$3.06 to S$3.61 million). Should the auction surpass US$2.64 million (S$3.67 million), this would set a new online-only auction record, which was previously set by a fellow 2003 Ferrari Enzo that sold in May.
The Geared Online auction, which kicks off 3 August and wraps up on 7 August, is led by a trio of Ferraris. In addition to the Enzo, there’s a 1995 F50 that’s also expected to fetch a similar estimate and a 1992 F40 which has an estimate of between US$1.25 million and US$1.5 million (S$1.74 to S$2.08 million). Then, there’s also a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2, though that’s only expected to fetch up to US$200,000 (S$270,000).
There’s never been a better time to expand your stable.