Fro serious collectors only.
The Ferrari F50 had legendary shoes to fill. Its immediate predecessor was none other than the Ferrari F40, the last road car Enzo Ferrari approved for production before his passing in 1988. F50 production was, of course, very limited. Only 349 examples were made between 1995 and 1997. The F40 had a much longer production life and, therefore, more were built. A total of 1,311 rolled off the line from 1987 until 1992 and yet the F40 is typically the more sought after of the two. But this doesn't mean the F50 should be ignored. Quite the opposite.
While the F40 came powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 with 477 horsepower, the F50 had a naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V12 with a total of 739 hp. All of that grunt was directed to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. This is pure analog supercar goodness. Just to compare, today's Ferrari 812 Superfast also has a naturally aspirated V12, a 6.5-liter unit with 789 hp.
With its Pininfarina-penned body and almost Spartan interior, the F50 is not exactly the easiest car to handle. No analog supercar is, but those who have the necessary skills are always greatly rewarded. Finding a used Ferrari F50 is not typically easy but it's also not impossible. Finding one as unique as this particular one is, however.
This 1995 Ferrari F50 is the second of its kind to come off the line in Maranello, Italy. In fact, it was the display vehicle for the official Frankfurt Motor Show premiere, though Ferrari opted not to keep it for its official museum. Instead, it was sold to a private customer in Germany. Only now it can be yours. The price? Try $2,995,000.
Other Ferrari F50s typically don't cost much less, assuming they're also low mileage and in excellent condition. An internet search yielded just one other F50 for sale, priced at $2,850,000 with 2,945 miles. This example has only 3,365 miles on its odometer and is Ferrari Red Book Classiche Certified. It was also recently serviced and was given a new fuel tank. It was imported to the US in 2017 and comes with all necessary paperwork to prove so.
Also included in the sale are both the hardtop and soft top, owner's manuals with the original maintenance booklet, an original factory production photo album, and luggage.
As you can see in the photos, this F50 is in impeccable condition inside and out. Anyone who's seriously interested can check it out in person at Copley Motors, located in the Boston, Massachusetts area. And, of course, serious inquires only. Given its status as the second F50 ever made, low mileage, and seemingly perfect condition, the asking price is not totally unreasonable. Remember, Ferraris always increase in value.