Some of us go on little online shopping sprees, even though we probably should save the money. Maybe you spend a little too much on the Funko Pop collection, which fills the growing void in your heart.
We can forgive you, because here at GTN… we have a story of a record-breaking Enzo Ferrari purchase, which puts most online orders to shame.
The 2003 hypercar, which one can hardly believe has been out for 17 years already, was estimated to pull $2.6 – $2.9 million at RMSotheby’s, Driving Into Summer, auction event.
For one-of-400 Enzos, with a naturally aspirated 6.0L V12, that can go 0-60 in around three seconds, and produces 651 horsepower and 485 lb-ft of torque, there’s no telling what a fair price is. The mid-engined Ferrari has a top speed of 217 mph, and only 1,250 miles on the odometer, and would have fetched a staggering price in any sale.
When, RMSotheby’s decided to move its auction online, due to the virus, it also meant this had the potential to break the online sale record. That’s exactly what it did.
The beautiful Enzo Ferrari fetched $2.64 million, just in line with projections.
Only a couple of days later, another Ferrari, a 1985 288 GTO, came close to the same figure, selling for $2.31 million. This indicates the “new normal” for record car auctions may just be a digital one, if a more obvious statement has ever been made.