1996 Ferrari F50 Could Fetch Up To $4 Million At Auction
This F50 was delivered on 24 June 1996 by Charles Pozzi to a client in Monaco and has covered only 1318km. It is said to be in “faultless condition.”
The F50 was intended to be competitive on the track, forging a link between Ferrari’s Formula 1 efforts and the GT cars for which the luxury carmaker is famous. The F50 is configured as an open car, featuring a detachable hardtop-roof panel.
The auto’s rear-mid-mounted engine is a 4.7-litre, 60-valve V-12 that makes 513 hp at 8,000 rpm, generating 347 ft-lbs of torque at 6,500 rpm. The F50 can reach an impressive top speed of 202 mph, with the ability to cover zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.
Artcurial’s listing of the vehicle also notes that “the F50 is one of the rarest road-going Ferraris, as production was limited to just 349 cars, one fewer than the total the company had announced it thought it could sell (compared with some 1337 F40s built). It is therefore far from common for a car like this to come onto the market, especially in condition as near to new as the model presented here.”
The 1996 F50 Ferrari will go to auction at the Artcurial Paris Rétromobile sale on March 18 and is expected to fetch up to $4 million.