Ferrari F50 with under 9,000 Km and 1 previous owner from new. Classiche certified and number 280/349.
Following from the success of the F40, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Enzo Ferrari's first car, Ferrari decided to honour the 50th anniversary with another extremely special model, the F50. However, rather than produce around 1,300 units (as with the F40), for the F50 production would be strictly limited to 349 numbered cars.
Although the F50 can be seen as a successor to the incredibly successful F40, the stark contrast between the two cars is instantly recognisable. The main difference can be seen in the power unit of the F50; a 4.7-litre naturally aspirated F1 derived V12, producing in excess of 500 bhp. Luca Di Montezemolo wanted to create a road car that could offer the most "F1 like" experience on the road, meaning that with its carbon tub and six-speed longitudinal gearbox, the F50 clearly shows its F1 roots.
The driver-focused nature of the F50 can be seen in all aspects of the car, no creature comforts such as a radio were included, as with the F40, the F50 revolves around driving pleasure. Officially available in five colours (Rosso Corsa, Rosso Barchetta, Giallo Fly, Nero and Argento) production of the F50 only lasted from 1995-1997, again stressing the exclusive nature of the F50 both in period and especially today.
The vehicle we are offering is a 1997 example with under 9,000 km and just one previous owner. Naturally the car sits in absolutely fantastic condition and is presented with both soft and hard top and flight case. Further this F50 comes complete with Ferrari Classiche from the factory.
The Ferrari F50 is deemed by many enthusiasts to be the most unique of the Ferrari "Special Series" cars; not only an incredible car to drive but also a fantastic long term investment opportunity.