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Lot 219

2003 Ferrari Enzo

  • Chassis no. 135440
  • Engine no. 79706
  • Assembly no. 52427

Sold for $3,300,000


660 bhp, 5,998 cc DOHC 65-degree V-12 engine with Bosch Motronic engine management and electronic fuel injection, six-speed electro-hydraulic computer-controlled sequential F1 transmission, limited-slip differential and traction control, front and rear pushrod-actuated double wishbones with horizontal external reservoir coil-spring damper units, and four-wheel ventilated carbon-ceramic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 104 in.

  • The 295th Enzo of 400 produced
  • Just two owners and 560 miles from new
  • Formerly owned by renowned boxer Floyd Mayweather
  • Surely one of the finest Enzos extant


FERRARI’S 21ST CENTURY SUPERCAR

At the Paris Motor Show in 2002, the pressure was on for Ferrari to unveil its latest supercar. The company was back on top after years of struggling both in motorsport and in sales, and it was clear that their next supercar, the successor to the Ferrari F50, would be a monumental milestone for the company. The importance of this new car was definitely not lost on Luca di Montezemolo, who introduced the car thusly to the automotive press in Paris:

“The third millennium has begun with Ferrari enjoying a period of great competitiveness on the world’s racing circuits; in fact Formula 1 has never offered the company so authentic a laboratory for advanced research as it has in recent years. To bring together our racing success and the fundamental role of races, I decided that this car, which represents the best our technology is capable of, should be dedicated to the founder of the company, who always thought racing should lay the foundations for our road car designs. And so this model, which we are very proud of, will be known as the Enzo Ferrari.”

Designed by Pininfarina, the Enzo was a drastic departure from the cars that came before. From nose to tail, form was a secondary consideration to function in order to allow for an unrivaled driving experience. Nevertheless, Pininfarina did a fantastic job in sculpting the company’s namesake with enduring presence to match its exceptional performance.

Gone was the massive rear wing that defined both the F40 and the F50, replaced by just a small speed-activated spoiler at the rear and aided by improved aerodynamics throughout. The protruding nose was a styling cue taken from Ferrari’s contemporary Formula 1 racecars and sought to highlight the Enzo’s use of race-inspired technology. Inside, there were few creature comforts, aside from the requisite leather-trimmed carbon-fiber bucket seats and air-conditioning, in order to keep the car as lightweight and focused as possible.

In keeping with its rich tradition of limited-production supercars, the Enzo would be produced in limited numbers as well. By the end of production, just 399 examples were built, with an additional car built especially for Pope John Paul II, leaving total production at 400.

CHASSIS NUMBER 135440

This particular Enzo, bearing chassis number 135440, was produced in 2003 as the 295th example built. Finished in Rosso Corsa over a Nero leather interior, the car was built as a U.S. delivery example but was believed to have been sold new to Adel al Marzoqi of Abu Dhabi. The Enzo remained in Dubai where it was sparingly driven before being exported to the United States sometime thereafter.

The Enzo was purchased early last year by Floyd Mayweather, widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time and an automotive enthusiast with a penchant for supercars. While in his collection, the Enzo shared garage space with three Bugatti Veyrons and numerous Ferraris, among other European supercars. Mayweather drove the Enzo some 200 miles during his tenure, and today the odometer reads just 560 miles from new, making it one of the lowest-mileage Enzos known. In accordance with its limited road time, the Enzo remains in excellent condition throughout and presents in virtually as-new condition.

Chassis 135440 was shipped to Ferrari of Beverly Hills in September of this year, where it received its 5,000 miles service; all the fluids were changed, along with the oil and air filters. Furthermore, the car is accompanied by service invoices from Ferrari of Beverly Hills, as well as the original seat covers, steering wheel cover, and car cover, with their respective bags, owner’s manuals, a complete tool kit, and a wheel knock-off tool.

The seminal supercar of the early 21st century, the Enzo is without a doubt the most important vehicle produced by Ferrari under the leadership of Luca di Montezemolo. Seamlessly combining Formula 1-inspired technology with groundbreaking design, the Enzo brought Ferrari into the 21st century. This was the gold standard to which all other supercar manufacturers compared their machines. With two owners and just 560 miles from new, this Enzo is truly among the finest examples in existence.

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