Crashed Ferrari supercar is brought back from the dead


Photo Credit: RM Sotheby's

After an accident racing against a McLaren SLR on the Pacific Coast Highway split it in half, a Ferrari Enzo has been reborn in a Lazarus-esque transformation.

In the incident from 2006, owner Bo Stefan Eriksson's Enzo split in two pieces and has since been completely rebuilt by Ferrari Technical Assistant Services.

This Enzo is now going up for sale at an auction in Paris, with estimates suggesting it could be sold for prices north of £1.1 million.

Clearly, even a car many would expect to be completely written off can be repaired to selling standard - despite taking nearly ten years to finish.

This model, chassis number 135564, was originally finished in Ferrari's iconic Rosso Corsa Red, but has been repainted in black and fitted with red leather seats.

Ferrari has also modernised this model as well, adding satellite navigation, a Bose speaker system and a rear reversing camera - which should make parking a little bit easier.

Crashed Ferrari supercar is brought back from the dead

Crashed Ferrari supercar is brought back from the dead

With only 1,500 miles on the clock, this Enzo is a truly special item and is up for auction on February 3 at an RM Sotheby's Event.

It is joined by a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica - with coach-built bodywork by Pinafarina - which starts at £2.3 million, a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder starting at £1.7 million and a Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing, starting at £770,000.

The Enzo was first released in 2002, and has been developed into the FXX race car, while also being the base for Maserati's MC12. Only 400 Enzos, including the FXX, were built.

Author: Jack Healey