Got a few million to spare?
The Ferrari F50 may not have quite the same iconic status as the F40 before it, but its rarity still makes it desirable among Ferrari fans. Launched in 1995 and built to celebrate the iconic supercar maker’s 50th anniversary, only 349 were made, only 50 of which made it to the US. Consequently, you don’t see one for sale very often – especially not in condition as pristine as this. But that’s not the only selling point that makes this F50 going under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction so special.
This particular Prancing Horse happens to have been owned by famous heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson, though luckily it hasn’t been subjected to his knockout punches. With only 5,694 miles on the clock, this F50 is in "immaculate condition" according to the listing, and has "never been driven hard," making it one of the finest examples of an F50 you’re ever likely to find. It includes a partial service history, as well as the original owner’s manuals and accessories, which granted it an official Ferrari Classiche certification to mark its authenticity. It was also fitted with an aftermarket Tubi exhaust, allowing its 4.7-liter V12 to produce brisker performance and even sweeter exhaust notes that will surely send shivers down your spine.
RM Sotheby’s estimates that Tyson’s F50 will sell for around $2.3 million, making it one of the most expensive examples ever sold. It certainly makes Eric Clapton's $1.1 million Ferrari F40 seem comparatively cheap. Photos courtesy of RM Auctions.