Following the very successful debut of Monaco Car Auctions’ L’AstaRossa sale, which was held earlier this month, a 2002 Ferrari Enzo, belonging to Fernando Alonso, has found a new home after being purchased for €5,400,000 (approximately £4,600,000).
The car was sold directly from the private collection of the two-time Formula One World Champion, which was obviously a big draw for many potential buyers. The Ferrari Enzo is widely considered to be the hypercar that defined the breed – its bold design, legendary performance, and stunning engine note made it something of an instant icon. With a carbon fibre and Nomex honeycomb monocoque chassis and a six-litre V12 that is capable of hitting a 7,800rpm red line, even 20 years after its release, the 3.1-second 0-60 time and a top speed of more than 210mph mean the Enzo can still go head-to-head with many modern performance cars.
If Alonso’s ownership wasn’t appealing enough, the car also carries the significance of being ‘Scocca n.1’ – the first body manufactured – which is confirmed by the car’s Ferrari Classiche red book. With a little under 3000 miles on the clock too, this was always going to be an attention-grabbing sale.
At the auction, attendees, both in person and online, saw an exclusive video message from Fernando that showed just how special his Enzo is. In the video, Alonso said: “It means a lot to me, and I’ve had a great time with the car – it’s a magic piece of art. I know that it’s going to be in good hands… please take care of the car and enjoy it.”
The Founder and Director of Monaco Car Auctions, Laurent Blomet, said: “The sale of Fernando Alonso’s Enzo is the icing on the cake of what has been a very successful first auction. Achieving such a strong figure for a car with such provenance, on top of some excellent results across sales, further demonstrates our ability to achieve market-leading prices. Congratulations to the new owner on their special acquisition.”
Alongside Alonso’s former Enzo, the auction also saw the sale of a race-run 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano, which sold for €1,512,000 (approximately £1,300,000) – a record for such a car at a public auction. The one-of-14 alloy-bodied coupe, built for Ferrari by Carrozzeria Boano, competed in the 1956 Nassau Governor’s Trophy with Jan de Vroom in the driver’s seat.
Other highlights included a 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO, which sold for €784,000 (approximately £675,000), while a 1975 Ferrari 246 GTS and a 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia 16M both sold for €448,000 (approximately £385,000) in the auction.
N.B. All sale prices include auction fees.