It is a sad day for petrolheads in South Africa but a celebration for regional boutique dealership Prestige Marques just after marketing an immaculate Ferrari F50 to a collector in the Usa.
Prior to the vehicle leaving our shores, there have been just a few examples of the extremely specific auto but this one particular was the most special of them all.
It was initially imported and registered in SA by TAKMotors in 1996, the formal Ferrari agent at the time. It relished a pampered lifestyle till 2012 when it was offered to its 2nd caretaker owning only included 4900 km in sixteen yrs. The next caretaker employed it even more sparingly and only covered 520 km in 10 several years of possession. Irrespective of the distance coated the automobile gained routine routine maintenance with no price spared. Most notably remaining a support and gas cell alternative in 2022. This illustration has the cheapest mileage and is the most unique of the three. Wearing its primary tyres, accompanied by its flight scenario including an unique delicate-major roof that has in no way been employed.
The Ferrari F50 was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari. It featured an F1-derived V12 engine and was the only manual, V12 anniversary model built by Maranello. With a complete production operate of 349 units, it is one of the rarest Ferraris at any time created. In a electronic entire world, the F50 is as analogue as they get. No electrical power steering, no Ab muscles, no traction management.
Although the sale value will not be disclosed, we can affirm that this is the 2nd most expensive automobile ever bought in South Africa behind a McLaren F1 in 2020.
We would like to congratulate our friends from Status Marques on concluding this kind of a monumental sale and hope to see some images of this spectacular machine from Maranello from across the pond.