The prancing horse does it again, proving that nothing can really faze the crowd when it comes to online auctions
A few months ago, Gooding & Company announced its auction dates that kept petrol heads waiting with bated breath. On 3 August 2020, a limited-edition 2003 Ferrari Enzo would be up for grabs as part of its Geared Online auction. All eyes were on this particular collectible – despite the appearance of two other Ferraris that were also to be auctioned) – for two reasons. Firstly, it was expected to fetch up to S$3.61 million and secondly, should it, by any miracle, fetch at least S$3.67 million, it would set a new online-only auction record. For the curious, the record was then held by, a fellow Ferrari.
The five-day auction came and went, but in a twist of sorts, the 2003 Ferrari Enzo didn’t come out tops. Instead, what made the news was that another Ferrari at the auction, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose, set a new record for the most expensive car sold on the internet.
The gorgeous ’60s speedster sold for a jaw-dropping approx US$3.08 million (S$4.22 million) at Gooding & Company’s Geared Online sale late last week, according to a press release from the auction house.