Got $5 Million? Maybe You Can Buy Formula 1 Champ Fernando Alonso’s Personal Ferrari Enzo
You can buy two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari Enzo on June 8. Sure, it’s not cheap, and you’ll have to bring it over from Monaco. But in the high-dollar world of collector cars, you’d be hard-pressed to find a car with a better provenance than a Formula 1 driver as the previous owner. Plus, it’s an Enzo, which was the fastest supercar of its day.
This Ferrari Enzo is more special than most
Not only does Alonso own this 2002 Ferrari Enzo, it’s labeled as “Scocca N.1” in the catalogue at Monaco Car Auctions. That means it’s “body No. 1,” or the first Enzo produced. It’s also a low-mileage car, with just 4,800 km, or about 3,000 miles, on the clock. It also comes with a certification for Ferrari’s Classiche folks, or an official certificate of provenance.
Though the catalogue doesn’t say when Alonso bought the car, he raced for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula 1 from 2010 to 2014. He likely bought it or was gifted the car when he was the team’s lead driver. He probably felt right at home in the car because many of the components of the Enzo came from the Ferrari’s F1 cars of the era, including a 650-horsepower V-12 engine.
Why is the Ferrari Enzo so expensive?
A regular Ferrari Enzo at auction will sell for more than $2 million. However, Top Gear estimates that this car could sell for more than $5 million because of its provenance. Everything on this car, on paper at least, is the best. It has the lowest production number, it belonged to Alonso, has low miles, and has the right paperwork. Also, since Ferrari only made 400 Enzos, they’re hard to find at all.
Every 10 years Ferrari launches a supercar based on its most successful racing cars. The Ferrari F40 and Ferrari F50 are the legends that predate that Enzo, and only the LaFerrari succeeds it. The Enzo used carbon fiber, active aero, traction control, and ceramic brakes to make it light and fast. The 3,200-pound car can hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and go on to a top speed of 218 mph.
Why is Alonso selling his Ferrari Enzo?
We don’t know why Alonso is selling his Enzo, but we can speculate: For the last two seasons he’s raced for Aston Martin and there’s likely some brand loyalty. He’s seeing a lot of success this year, with several podiums to his record already. So, maybe he’s trying to move up to a new Aston Martin Valkyre, which is that brand’s new hypercar also based on Formula 1 tech. Racer Sebastian Vettel sold all of his Ferraris when he left the racing team.
The cars at the June 8 Monaco Car Auctions sale represent an impressive array of Ferraris. All of the cars in the sale are Ferraris, from fairly basic 308s and 328s from the 1980s to a modern 458 GT3 and a 1956 250 GT. But all eyes will be on the Enzo. It’s one of the last (if not the last) non-hybrid naturally-aspirated V-12 cars ever built. That, alone, is reason enough to pay attention to the auction.