It makes sense that one of the world's great musicians enjoys the crescendo of a Ferrari V12.
Eric Clapton is known as one of the world's greatest guitarists and also holds the distinction of being the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. When he isn't strumming, it turns out Clapton likes the sound of a screaming V12 engine, too, as he owned a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 2007/07.
It's this car that has now been put up for sale by independent supercar dealer GVE London. With its 6.0-liter V12 making 611 horsepower, this beautiful beast will reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and top out at over 200 mph.
At the time, it was the most powerful series production car Ferrari made. Today, the likes of the 812 Superfast produces nearly 800 horses.
The 599 GTB Fiorano was notably one of the last Italian supercars to come with an old-school manual gearbox, although Clapton's version makes do with the brand's F1 sequential gearbox. Outside, it's finished in Nero Daytona Black paint and sits on gorgeous Monolitic 20-inch alloy wheels. The dark wheels and paintwork allow those yellow brake calipers to really stand out. It also has carbon ceramic brakes, which are useful for track days.
The cabin is finished in Castoro Light Brown and along with power-adjustable seats, also comes with a leather headliner, a leather rear shelf, and a Bose sound system through which Clapton no doubt enjoyed some of his many hits.
This 2007 model, one of the earlier versions of the 599 GTB, has only 23,595 miles on the clock and looks to be in immaculate condition. Considering Clapton's love for Ferraris, we're sure that he cared for this 599 GTB as well as he has any of the other exotics in his collection.
It's selling for £89,900 ($118,720), which is less than half what it was worth brand new. As a replacement for the 575M Maranello, the 599 is a gorgeous grand tourer and this one has the novelty of being owned by one of the world's greatest musicians, too.