This time it will cross the auction block.
Considering how difficult it is to get on the list for a Ferrari one-off, you wouldn't expect to see one go up for sale, let alone twice in under a year. Towards the tail end of last year, we noticed a one-off Ferrari called the SP30 up for sale at a dealership in Texas. The SP30 was commissioned back in 2011 by a collector named Cheerag Arya in the United Arab Emirates, who only put about 68 miles on the car. It was originally referred to as the Ferrari SP Arya before later being named the SP30. The car is based on the 599 GTO, so it is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 producing over 600 horsepower.
We aren't sure why Arya decided to sell the car or why the dealership was not able to find a buyer. The car will now cross the auction block at RM Sotheby's in Paris on February 6, 2019. Auction companies will sometimes post an estimated selling price but it is anyone's guess where the final hammer will fall on this car.
Ferrari has only built around 40 one-offs through its Special Projects division and only around one-third of these cars have actually been seen by the public. We've had the unique opportunity to see and drive one called the SP275 RW Competizione, though many of these one-off cars remain hidden in collections around the world.
Even a standard 599 GTO sells for anywhere between $500,000 and $1 million, so we expect this SP30 to sell for several times more than that. We will be extremely interested to see how much the SP30 goes for at auction and we are sure other one-off owners are eagerly awaiting a high bid to drive up the values of their cars. Some Ferrari one-off cars are more attractive than others and we think the SP30 is one of the better-looking examples we have seen.