The Ferrari F50 is one of the most desirable modern Ferrari models for many, many reasons: it’s one of the brand’s five coveted supercars, it’s the last supercar with a manual transmission, it was the halo car of the 1990s and the engine is developed from a Formula One powertrain. There’s also the fact that it’s monstrously rare, with Ferrari claiming just 349 units produced. Add it up, and you have a very, very valuable car.
So valuable, in fact, that this one is listed for sale on Autotrader for $3.7 million. Yes, that’s right: $3.7 million … for a car. Nearly four million dollars for something with two seats and four wheels. And it’s a used car! With 8,000 miles!
But this is a highly desirable F50, even as F50 models go, as it’s a U.S.-specification model — one of around 60 built. That makes it easier to register throughout North America — and, plus, U.S. collectors often value a car meant for the U.S. market higher than they value a private foreign import. More importantly, it appears pristine: it’s never been repainted, it’s never been crashed and it looks like it’s enjoyed several careful owners who serviced it at Ferrari dealerships.
But is it worth $3.7 million? F50 values have been skyrocketing lately, and one reason the car is so valuable is its rarity compared to the other Ferrari supercars: collectors who want all five often find the F50 to be a bottleneck, along with the 288 GTO, simply because there are fewer F50s than the other supercars. In fact, Ferrari made four times as many F40s as F50s, which is why an F40 is worth less than half of the asking price of this F50.
So the F50 is rare, special and exciting — and now this one, offered by Ferrari Fort Lauderdale, can be yours. All you have to do is fork over $3.8 million.
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