Immaculate $6.5 Million Ferrari F50 Spent 18 Years In A Garage

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Would you take the money or the experience of driving the car? We have our answer.

Yet another Ferrari 50 is up for sale, and RM Sotheby's believes this 625-mile example could sell for as much as $6.5 million after spending 18 years of its life in a Singaporean garage.

$6.5 million is a significant number, but the Ferrari F50 has sold for over $3 million for quite some time. It easily reaches these figures just about every time one comes up for sale, and this one ticks all the right rare car boxes to command a huge sale price.

Modern Ferrari halo cars like the SF90 Stradale are a far cry from what the Ferrari F50 was when it debuted in Geneva in 1995. Then, the F50 was the closest you could get to being Michael Schumacher without having to buy his actual F1 car.

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Per RM Sotheby's, this example was sold new in November '95 to a Singaporean dealer called Hong Seh Motors. It has only had two owners, one being the dealership principal at Hong Seh. The dealer principal kept the car parked for 18 long years, and the car was never driven during that time.

From there, it went to an anonymous Ferrari enthusiast in Texas. That was in 2013, after 18 years parked in a garage in Singapore. It probably needed quite a lot of restoration work, which is never cheap on an F50.

RM says the new owner has had the car serviced appropriately at Norwood Auto Italia of Carrollton, Texas.

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As with all F50s, a 4.7-liter V12 makes 512 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque, sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. It was good for 202 mph and sounded like turn one at Suzuka during an F1 race.

The F50 used an F1-inspired engine and was built in the same way. The engine was load-bearing instead of just being bolted within the chassis in front of the rear wheels, and it even had a flexible fuel cell rather than a traditional metal fuel tank.

This time, at least, the owner enjoyed all that F1-derived goodness. Though not much, given the ultra-low mileage. However, at this point, it's a depreciation death sentence to drive one of these, and we honestly wouldn't be shocked to see the car pass its $6.5 million estimate.

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