Built for the Pope. He never drove it.
What you’re looking at is the 400th Ferrari Enzo built. In fact, it was made specifically for His Holiness Pope John Paul II. We always figured him as a closeted gearhead. And now it’s up for sale, part of that "Pinnacle Collection" of 30 cars that’ll be auctioned off next month at Pebble Beach. Obviously every single Enzo made is special, but this one is more so. Aside from its famous original owner, Enzo #400 was one of very few examples finished in Rosso Scuderia exterior paint.
It's also fitted with unique options such as Daytona seats and a carbon fiber rear spoiler. It’s even considered to be in as-new condition, with a total of only 111 miles (179 km) on the odometer. Still not special enough for you? Open the trunk lid and you’ll notice something. Call it human handwriting, if you will. It’s a single sentence, written in Italian, from Luca Di Montezemolo, the former Ferrari Chairman. Translated into English, it says: "This Enzo, unique in the history of Ferrari, as a sign of solidarity for those suffering, inspired by a Great Pope, John Paul II." Presented to the Pope in January 2005, who requested Ferrari sell it and donate the proceeds to Southeast Asia tsunami victims.
A buyer was found in the US, where it’s remained ever since. And now it can be yours. Estimated auction price is expected between $4,000,000 - $6,000,000. Photos courtesy of RM Auctions.