Buying a car online isn’t as unusual as it was even a few years ago, but in a perfect world, most people probably wouldn’t drop more than $ 2.6 million on an automobile. without at least going around it. However, not everyone thinks this is how we now have a new online car purchase price record, thanks to the sale of a 2003 Ferrari Enzo completed online.
The sale took place, like many things these days, completely online due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a press release from RM Sotheby’s auction house, the $ 2.64 million Enzo is now “the most precious car sold in an online collector car auction to date”, making it probably the most expensive car ever purchased on the Internet. .
The Ferrari Enzo is a good car to hold such a record, because even within the revered Ferrari brand, the Enzo is a notch above the others. Named after the legendary founder of the company, there were only 400 Ferrari Enzos ever produced (and since the company donated one to the Vatican, only 399 made available).
This specific Enzo is chassis no. 133033 and belonged only to two previous owners, the first having stayed there until 2018. And like any Ferrari automobile, this collector’s item still has many performance statistics under the hood, such as its top speed of 218 miles per hour. It was also sold “like new” with only 1,250 miles on the odometer. We don’t know exactly what its new owner plans to do with the car, but we do know that they’ll get it in fairly pristine condition before doing so.
The car was part of an auction called Driving in summer, which according to RM Sotheby’s was “its very first car auction organized specially by its team of specialists for the online platform only”. The event seemed to have been a success for the auction house all around, and there was a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO which itself shot a very respectable $ 2.31 million.