But take heart, tifosi: Ferrari is releasing one single, solitary LaFerrari Aperta open-top ultimate supercar for auction on Sept. 9. All you have to do is outbid all the other bazillionaires to get it. That could mean a tick or two over $4.5 million, according to auction estimates.
You know the Aperta, the open-top version of Ferrari’s LaFerrari, the ultimate hybrid two-seater Italian supercar. Cruelly, at the same time, Ferrari introduced it to the world last year in Paris, it was also announced that all 209 of them had already been sold. The gnashing of teeth could be heard all the way from Wall Street to Monte Carlo. There were threats, cajoling, lawsuits.
Well, Ferrari has taken mercy upon you, oh rich guy car collector. RM Sotheby’s “Ferrari: Leggende e Passione” auction in Fiorano Sept. 9 will include, among some other very cool cars, a LaFerrari Aperta.
“Ferrari is pleased to announce that to mark its 70th anniversary, it will auction a one-of-a-kind LaFerrari Aperta to benefit the charity Save the Children,” read a release from Maranello late yesterday.
The car will get a “one-of-a-kind livery in stunning metallic Rosso Fuoco and featuring a metallic Bianco Italia double racing stripe on the bonnet and rear.” Inside is black Alcantara and shiny black carbon fiber with red leather inserts on the seats with red stitching.
Those stripes are unique in all the world, just like your Aperta lust
If you get outbid, which is a very real possibility for which you must be psychologically prepared, there are some other nice cars to consider at the auction. Among our favorites:
1955 Ferrari 750 Monza by Scaglietti, expected to go for between $4.2 and $4.5 million
1960 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti, $10 to $12 million
812 Superfast wind tunnel model, scale 1:2, $333,00 to $381,000
1994 333 SP race car, $3.3 million to $4 million (roughly)
1959 250 GT LWB California Spyder by Scaglietti, $8.9 million to $11 million
And many more. On the more affordable side, the catalog offers a set of Ferrari Dino Capagnolo wheels and a warranty card (which may have expired by now) for as little as six grand. Ya gotta start somewhere.