Jenson Button’s Ferrari Enzo to fetch $1.6 Million at auction

Andrea Divirgilio / October 8, 2012

Back in 2002, Ferrari family of extreme sports cars including the GTO, F40 and F50 was joined by Enzo Ferrari, which was the expression of the latest track-derived ‘Formula 1’ technology and know-how. This 12-cylinder mid-engine berlinetta named after the company’s iconic founder, Enzo Ferrari, and designed by the Japanese former Pininfarina head designer Ken Okuyama, was originally produced to commemorate Ferrari’s first Formula One title of the new millennium. Notably, just 399 Enzo’s were produced during Ferrari’s limited production run, with a 400th one donated to the Vatican for Charity in 2004. Now, one of this high-performance Ferraris’ once owned by British Formula One star driver currently signed to Mclaren, Jenson Button, with chassis number ZFFCZ56B000136073 and just 800 miles on the clock, is expected to fetch $1.6 million, after it’ll be sold as part of Britain’s classic car auction The Spirit of Motoring, to be held at the Ascot Racecourse.

Jenson Button's Ferrari Enzo to fetch $1.6 m at auction

Jenson Button who was the 2009 F1 World Champion, driving for Brawn GP, originally bought this classic red Ferrari Enzo in the Championship winning year 2009. And, with F1 Champion Jenson Button’s name still present on the UK V5 registration document, along with one previous owner, Coys, the specialists in fine historic automobiles, valuers and auctioneers, are proud to offer this vehicle.

Jenson Button's Ferrari Enzo to fetch $1.6 m at auction

Built using F1 technology, this Ferrari Enzo comes equipped with carbon-fiber body, F1-style electrohydraulic shift transmission, and carbon-fibre-reinforced silicon carbide ceramic composite disc brakes, along with active aerodynamics and traction control, the features not allowed in F1.

Jenson Button's Ferrari Enzo to fetch $1.6 m at auction

Finished in the iconic Rosso Corsa with full leather racing seats in black with factory fitted 4-point harness in red; this Enzo with registration number PL 54 URZ comes complete with all documentation and invoices, including the whole of Ferrari service history and Classiche Certification.

Jenson Button's Ferrari Enzo to fetch $1.6 m at auction

The estimated price of $1.6 is notably more than double the price $666,731, it would have cost from new.

Interestingly, the classic Ferrari cars as ever have been fetching handsome amounts at the auction blocks, as we have seen that the Ferrari 599XX Evo auctioned to Google executive Benjamin Sloss for $1.78 million, and the vintage 1962 Ferrari GTO sells at $35 million to become world’s most expensive car, to name a few.

Also, we have earlier seen that a rare black Ferrari Enzo spotted on eBay for $1.3 million, another $1 million Enzo Ferrari which was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a financial aid, and the Enzo Ferrari’s Iconic Prancing Horse “Cavallino Rampante” sculpture was up for grabs at Monterey.

UPDATE: Jenson Button’s red Ferrari Enzo sells for $1.6m at auction.

Via: Coys

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