Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has announced that he’s putting his personal Ferrari Enzo up for sale at the inaugural Monaco Car Auctions on June 8. With only 400 units built between 2002 and 2004, the Ferrari Halo supercar is one of the rarest and most highly coveted models built by the iconic Italian marque in the modern era. A properly preserved example can easily fetch around $4 million in the current market. However, Alonso’s Ferrari Enzo is expected to bring over $5.5 million at the upcoming auction. Obviously, the F1 veteran’s ownership is one of the big reasons why it is expected to fetch more than other comparable examples of the supercar; however, there other factors as well that make this particular Ferrari Enzo truly exceptional.
According to the auctioneers, Alonso owns the Ferrari Enzo with the first body, which is known as Scocca n.1, and there’s Ferrari Classiche certification to prove it. The fact that it’s the first example of one of the most iconic cars ever made does make it highly desirable amongst collectors. Furthermore, the supercar finished in the classic Rosso Corsa color only has 2,983 miles on the odometer, which means it has barely been used. However, the listing doesn’t specify when and how the supercar was acquired by the Formula One legend. We don’t know if it was added to his personal collection raced for the Scuderia Ferrari squad from 2010 to 2014. “I hope the new owner of this unique piece enjoys it very much,” Alonso posted on Instagram.
The Ferrari Enzo was introduced at the beginning of the millennium as a successor to the F50. Named after the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari, the halo supercar was developed using technology borrowed from Formula One, including a carbon-fiber body, F1-style automated-shift manual transmission, and carbon ceramic brakes. It came with a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 making 651 horsepower at 7,800 rpm, which was enough to propel the supercar from 0-60mph in just 3.15 seconds. Interestingly, Alonso isn’t the only F1 racer to own an Enzo. A custom-made example was presented by Ferrari to Michael Schumacher as a gift.
Fernando Alonso and his exceptional resurgence
The 41-year-old Spanish racing driver is having the time of his life with an expectational resurgence in Formula One this year. The double world champion has found his way back to the top since joining the Aston Martin team at the start of this year and looking to recreate the magic he found with Renault almost two decades back. For years Alonso has been begging for a competitive car along with a team to support his campaign, and his prayers seem to have been finally answered this year. With a dreadful time with the Scuderia Ferrari team in the past, people are joking that Alonso is selling his Enzo to make space for an Aston Martin Valkyrie. While it might not be the actual reason, it’s probably the best time for him to get top dollar for his rare supercar by cashing in his popularity which seems to be at an all-time high.