This Rare, One-of-Eight Right-Hand Drive Ferrari F50 Is Hitting The Auction Block
Only eight right-hand drive F50s were ever produced, and here’s your chance to own one of themby Isaac Atienza, on
The Ferrari F50 was the successor to the F40, and while it was not as celebrated as the model that came before it, it’s still a very special supercar. It is even more so if we’re talking about right-hand drive (RHD) models because only eight out of the 349 models produced had this orientation. This one is hitting the auction block, and this is your chance to own it.
This particular RHD Ferrari F50, which is being auctioned by RM Sotheby’s, originally came out of the factory in 1997 in left-hand drive (LHD) configuration. It wasn’t until the year 2000 when the owner during that time had it converted by Pininfarina to RHD.
Whereas most supercars rarely get to see the sun, this Ferrari F50 has been driven quite extensively, especially in its first few years. Based on the auctioneer’s records, in May of 2000, the F50 already had its 12,500-mile service, and by 2003, the car had racked up 18,345 miles. Unfortunately, it seems that the F50 hasn’t been driven as much since then, because this car is hitting the auction block with just 21,294 miles on the odometer.
Pricing is only available upon request, unfortunately. Yet, despite its high mileage (for a supercar, at least), don’t expect this to be cheap. Its 4.7-liter V-12, which produces 512 horsepower and 471 Nm of torque sends power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual, will surely still deliver plenty of thrills as it is able to hit 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph.
Making the ownership experience even more special is the fact that this particular vehicle even comes with a host of original Ferrari accessories, such as the tool kit, center-lock removal kit, just to name a few.
The Ferrari F50 is no doubt a piece of automotive history, but it has always been overshadowed by the F40 that it succeeded. Tiff Needell, however, thinks this is unfair, and if you agree with his verdict, then this might be your perfect opportunity to finally own this particular F50.
Source: RM Sotheby’s