One-Off Matte Black Ferrari Enzo Could Only Be Ordered By A Royal Family

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And now you could be its next special owner, provided you have many millions of dollars at your disposal.

There has only ever been one Ferrari Enzo to leave the factory in Maranello in Nero Opaco (read matte black), and this is it. Offered for sale via RM Sotheby's, the already rare Enzo is made so much more special by its unique paint job, which was originally commissioned by a member of the royal family of Brunei. Only a customer as wealthy as that could convince Ferrari to break with tradition - lesser customers would likely be sued for even suggesting changing the color of their car from anything but red.

You may recall the family making the headlines earlier this year when its one-of-three McLaren F1 GT was shipped to Woking for restoration. If that still doesn't ring any bells, we encourage you to spend some time on YouTube to see the mindblowing collection of rare cars that this family has amassed.

But we digress. This Enzo is truly one-of-a-kind, and at a sealed auction next month, this rare beast will be offered with no reserve.

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Any version of the Ferrari Enzo is special, but one ordered from the factory in a custom finish is beyond belief. Chassis #136069 commenced construction on 8 June 2004 and took just under four months to complete. On 15 October 2004, it was delivered with a matching Nero cabin, meaning black leather and carpets. According to the listing, "the one-off car was kept at the family's London residence, where it made the occasional fleeting appearance [...] before later being brought over to the Asia-Pacific region."

It's been lavishly restored by Carrozzeria Zanasi, which is the official paint shop for all of Ferrari's hypercars, Tailor-Made editions, and Icona series cars, like the Daytona SP3. RM Sotheby's has included receipts for over $110,000 worth of fixes, which included a full respray and the replacement of any common issue components, like sticky switches.

With just 5,730 kilometers on the odometer (roughly 3,560 miles), this is a stunning beauty that, sadly, has likely never been enjoyed as intended.

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RM Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's

That is sure to contribute to a high sale price, and its provenance will be a factor too, but what is most special about this car is the color. The first-ever Ferrari hypercar to leave the factory in matte black, it can only be rivaled by the world's only factory-painted white Enzo, which went up for sale through the same auction house earlier this year.

What makes it so unique is that Ferrari is not known for allowing custom colors on special editions like these, and although its rules have been bent slightly in recent times with the arrival of the Purosangue and the move toward EVs, this was a true trailblazer. We have no idea what the Brunei family paid to make this happen, but it surely wasn't a small sum. And since this car has all the right supporting elements, including a Ferrari Classiche certificate, we're pretty sure the private auction will see some scandalous numbers raised in bidding for this ultra-rare V12-powered hypercar.

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