What car would you want to shoehorn this into?
Those who bought a Ferrari Enzo back in 2002 are very fortunate today. You see, that V12-powered, Pininfarina-penned supercar cost around $670,000 back then. Today, it’s worth well over $2 million. Just 400 examples were produced. And to remind us all just how much Ferraris, especially this one, appreciate in value, we stumbled upon this 6.0-liter V12 engine for sale.
It’s straight out of a 2003 Enzo (condition unknown, but we fear the worst) that had only 900 miles on its clock. No other details in the eBay listing are provided, so we don’t know if it’s in pristine condition. If the Enzo itself was involved in an accident deeming it totaled, let’s hope the damage was limited to the front end.
But for anyone interested in purchasing its V12, well, it’ll cost you. The ‘Buy it Now’ price is listed at $375,000. The Enzo itself originally cost around $670,000 16 years ago. Do the math, and the V12, at least this one, costs more than half the Enzo’s original price tag. Then again, it’s probably worth it. This is a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 with 651 hp and 358 lb-ft of torque.
Furthermore, the engine was the first of a new generation for the Italian supercar company. It’s actually based on the design of the V8 used in the Maserati Quattroporte at the time but was, of course, modified. In fact, the F430’s V8 also shared the same basic engine architecture.
So, who would want to buy this extremely expensive and rare Ferrari V12? An existing Enzo owner seeking a backup V12? Or just someone with a lot of money to blow on the engine of their dreams for the ultimate build that’s not a Ferrari? Honestly, it’d be a lot of more interesting to see the latter happen. Ferrari would not be happy to see this V12 relocated to the engine bay of anything but a Ferrari.