June 9, 2023

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Factory matte black Ferrari Enzo heads to auction

Factory matte black Ferrari Enzo heads to auction

The only Ferrari Enzo shipped from the factory in matte black is headed to auction with RM Sotheby’s. It is really scheduled to cross the block at the auction house’s Sassuolo, Italy, sale, functioning December 5-7.

Matte black was not a regular colour for the Enzo, but of the 400 cars completed, 20 have been “Extracampionario” automobiles concluded in custom shades like Bianco Avus white. Component of the latter group, this car—chassis range 136069—was commissioned by a member of the royal family of Brunei, in accordance to the auction listing.

2004 Ferrari Enzo (photo via RM Sotheby's)

2004 Ferrari Enzo (photo by way of RM Sotheby’s)

In excess of a long time, the Sultan of Brunei and his relatives assembled a broad car collection that after numbered over 5,000 autos. Many of these cars and trucks had been tailored. For illustration, the Sultan ordered up a Jaguar XJ220 with special bodywork by Italian design and style property Pininfarina. When compared to that, a one particular-off paint task was a reasonably quick ask for to accommodate.

The create of the matte black Enzo commenced Jun. 8, 2004, and the automobile was done on Oct. 15 with black leather upholstery and carpets to match the exterior. It was stored at the Brunei royal family’s London residence for a time before remaining brought about to the Asia-Pacific region, in accordance to the auction listing.

2004 Ferrari Enzo (photo via RM Sotheby's)

2004 Ferrari Enzo (image through RM Sotheby’s)

The automobile lately underwent a beauty restoration by Carrozzeria Zanasi, the official paint store for Ferrari’s Tailor-Made customized autos and Icona one particular-offs. Totaling more than 110,000 euros (about $113,000 at latest trade prices), the operate incorporated a complete repaint, substitution of headlights, taillights, and engine-go over glass, and substitute of some interior switchgear that can get sticky with age.

The Enzo was Ferrari’s flagship supercar of the early 2000s, choosing up wherever the F40 and F50 left off. It was also the last of these Ferrari flagships to have a by natural means aspirated, non-electrified V-12, in this case a 6.-liter engine producing 650 hp and 485 lb-ft of torque. The Enzo’s successor, the LaFerrari, released hybrid energy, and that will probably proceed with an apparent LaFerrari successor we’ve spotted tests.