Former Ferrari F1 driver, Fernando Alonso, is auctioning off his 2011 Ferrari Enzo “Scocca n.1” (Shell #1) for an estimated €5 million (~$8.2 million AUD).
Only 399 Ferrari Enzo’s have ever been sold to the public (with an extra 400th one for the Vatican) and only four have ever been owned by a Formula 1 driver that’s competed for Ferrari. The others belonged to Kimi Raikkonen, Michael Schumacher, and Sebstian Vettel, who also sold his Enzo shortly after retiring.
Monaco Car Auctions announced on Instagram that the Enzo would be the centrepiece of the upcoming Ferrari-dedicated ‘L’astarossa’ auction, set to be held in Monte Carlo on June 8, 2023.
The auction house states that there are only 4,800 km on the odometer as well as being equipped with the first production body shell, hence the “Scocca n.1” subtitle. This was reportedly verified by Ferrari’s “Classiche” in-house restoration program.
The Enzo houses a 6.0-litre V12 engine that delivers up to 485kW and 657Nm to the rear wheels via a six-speed “automated manual” gearbox.
Alonso raced for Ferrari between 2010 and 2014, finishing second in the Drivers’ Championship three times while winning 11 races, including his last win at the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix.
The 400th Ferrari Enzo gifted to Pope John Paul II sold in 2021 for $6.05 million USD (~$9.32 million AUD), which remains the highest recorded price for a supercar at auction. Top Gear estimates that Alonso’s car will sell for around €5 million but it may go for more, rivalling the previous record.