Sotheby’s holds 24-hour auction for the only white Ferrari Enzo in existence

2003 Ferrari Enzo Sothebys 2022

A special 24-hour online auction for one of the world’s rarest cars will be held on June 29th. The white Ferrari Enzo is offered by RM Sotheby’s with no reserve price.

Chassis 133023 is one of less than 20 “Extrampaionario” cars to be painted a non-standard color. Its Bianco Avus exterior color is the only example of this cohort and the entire Enzo production line.

A Nero leather interior complements the paintwork. Rossi Corsa gauges and oversized carbon fiber bucket seats come complete with black 3D cloth inlays.

Ferrari completed this Enzo on May 22, 2003, 15 years after the death of its namesake, Enzo Ferrari, founder of the Ferrari automobile company and racing team. His son Dino inspired the name of another of the automaker’s sports cars.

The Ferrari Enzo was developed in 2002 using technology from the marque’s Formula 1 programme. Every Enzo has carbon fiber bodywork, an F1-style automated manual transmission, 15-inch Brembo ceramic disc brakes and active aerodynamics. Its small, adjustable rear spoiler ensures the car gets a maximum downforce of 1,290 pounds at top speed.

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The sports car is powered by a V12 engine, which was the first of a new generation of Ferrari power plants. It is similar to the V8 that was used in the Maserati Quattroporte at the time, only larger.

It rolls on 19 inch wheels.

When the car was unveiled at the 2002 Paris Motor Show, only 399 reservations were made. The car was sold out before the first delivery.

However, more than 399 were made. Actual production number is 493.

The 400th production example was donated to the Vatican to support the charitable efforts of the Catholic Church. This model was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2005 for $1.1 million.

One of three production Enzo mules was sold alongside, raising $236,300.

Sotheby’s had great success with Ferrari sales that year. The three most expensive cars sold at the company’s 2022 Paris auction were all from the automaker.

A 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO went for $3,907,200 and the hammer fell on a 1996 Ferrari F50 for $3,875,500. These prices are among the highest ever paid for these vehicles.

In 2021, a 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari was sold at the company’s London auction for $2,876,760.

The car, set to be auctioned in June, was authenticated by Prancing Hrose experts in Maranello and received its Ferrari Classiche certification in November 2012.

The vehicle was recently fully serviced by an authorized Ferrari dealer in Hong Kong.

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