Van Halen's Custom Ferrari 550 Race Car For Sale

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It could fetch up to $200,000.

As well as being one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Van Halen has great taste in cars having owned everything from an LS-powered Mazda RX-7 to a Porsche 911 Turbo specially modified by RUF. Now, a rare opportunity has come up to own Eddie Van Halen's custom race-modified Ferrari 550 Maranello. The rockstar's Ferrari 550 is being sold at an online auction hosted by Gotta Have Rock and Roll, which specializes in selling authentic rock-and-roll and pop-culture memorabilia.

Van Halen acquired the 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello in 2008 before selling it to a friend a year later, who is the car's current owner.

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With only 28,000 miles on the clock, the rockstar's Ferrari 550 is said to be in "excellent working condition" and has been "maintained and treated with care." It also comes with the original registration in the name of Edward Van Halen and an original renewal in Eddie's name.

Built between 1996-2002, the Ferrari 550 Maranello was a successor to the F512M and is still considered to be one of Ferrari's best front-engine supercars. Power is provided by a V12 producing 485 horsepower, paired with a six-speed manual transmission - an option Ferrari hasn't offered since the Ferrari California ended production in 2012. Judging from the photos, Van Halen's Ferrari 550 Maranello wasn't left stock either.

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The front-engine supercar has been fitted with a rollcage, racing seats, and a six-point racing harness. This suggests the rockstar regularly took this Ferrari 550 on trips to the race track, but it's unclear if the modifications were made when the car was owned by Van Halen.

Van Halen's custom Ferrari 550 will be crossing the auction block on July 22 with a starting bid of $120,000, but the auction house estimates the car will sell for between $150,000 and $200,000.

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