Drive it like Beckham.
Soccer players are just as known for their extensive exotic car collections as their talent on the field, and David Beckham is no exception. The soccer star has owned everything from exotics such as a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and a vintage Aston Martin V8 Vantage, to luxurious cars like the Rolls-Royce Phantom and Bentley Mulsanne – though we doubt he spent much time behind the wheel in the latter. Now, a Ferrari 360 Spider formerly owned by Beckham is going up for auction at H&H Classics.
This 2001 model Ferrari 360 Spider is practically pristine, having only been driven 7,800 miles since new. It’s finished in a classy Nero black paintjob, while the interior is lavished in a brown Sabbia leather. Beckham was clearly taken by the 360, as he bought another one in 2003. Powering the Ferrari 360 Spider is a 3.6-liter V8 that produces 395 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to sprint from 0-62 mph in around 4.7 seconds. A successor to the famed F355, the hardtop 360 Modena was first introduced in 1999 and featured an aluminum spaceframe chassis which was 40 percent stiffer and 28 percent lighter than its predecessor.
The Spider was then introduced in 2001. Its reasonably rare too – only 8,800 examples of the 360 Modena and 7,565 Spiders were ever produced. Beckham’s Ferrari 360 Spider also includes a host of fancy optional extras, including forged lightweight BBS alloys, wide carbon-fiber backed racing seats, privacy glass, F1 Gearbox, Challenge rear grille and a Tubi sports exhaust system. When it was new, the standard 360 Modena would cost around $172,000, so you would think the celebrity connection would hike up the price of the 360 Spider considerably, yet H&H Classics estimates the selling price to be between $106,800 to $119,370 when it goes under the hammer.