Could the Sultan of Brunei be feeling the economic crunch? One of the world’s richest men has reportedly placed his limited-edition Ferrari F50 on the auction block.
The right-hand driver Ferrari F50--one of the only two ever built--was spotted by Top Gear UK on Jameslist.com. No amount was posted on the auction site but a similar model currently on eBay Motors is going for $675,888 or roughly P30.5 million.
Jameslist.com said the car is currently in the United Kingdom and that it was ordered by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in 1996. It has been built “to full EU type approval specification.” Maintained in near concourse condition, the car was recently fitted with a Navtrak alarm and tracking system and comes complete with its owner’s manual, service records and a current roadworthiness test certificate from the UK’s Ministry of Transportation.
While the car is indeed a rare specimen, we doubt the Sultan will miss it as he reportedly owns more than 450 Ferraris, with many of which were custom-built.
Only 349 units of the Ferrari F50 was produced from 1995 to 1997.