We've all seen that dreaded phrase in the classifieds: 'former celebrity owned'. Usually it's there to help a dealer get 20 per cent more for a Lexus because Les Dennis had it for six months; on occasion, though, there are car and owner stories well worth shouting about - this is one of them.
With his racing career as an Aston Martin F1 driver soon set to begin, Sebastian Vettel is selling some of his cars. Perhaps unsurprisingly, quite a few Ferraris are on the list, and this Enzo is one of them.
It's being offered for sale at Tom Hartley Junior, alongside some others from the vault of Vettel: a 458 Speciale, an F12 Tdf, a LaFerrari, an F50, an SL65 Black and a BMW Z8. Exactly the kind of cars you might expect a former Ferrari F1 driver from Germany to own, in fact. Although there's no mention of an Infiniti FX Vettel Edition being offered - presumably that one's a keeper.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given the array of vehicles - and Vettel's job - the Enzo hasn't been used a great deal, with only 1,112 miles driven since 2004. Delivered new to its first owner in Germany, it was imported into Switzerland by Vettel when he bought the car. It's remained there ever since, now offered to just its third owner.
Chassis 128813 was lightly optioned from the factory, most notably with the red instrument dials and medium racing seats. The advert states that this Enzo has a "fantastic" service history as well as Ferrari 'Red Book' Classiche certification. You'll not find much better, surely, even in the rarefied world of flagship Ferraris. And none owned by a former four-time world champion.
Clearly, being located, registered and taxed in Switzerland presents an obstacle to a buyer keen to have a Ferrari Enzo in the UK, but all of it is easily hurdled with the application of money - which said buyer will obviously possess in spades. And it's not like anybody could complain about its left-hand drive status, because every single one of the 399 came like that.
Vettel's Enzo has a 'POA' tag currently on it; the only other Enzo with a listed price in the classifieds is on offer at £1,950,000 with almost 8,000 miles. So we can safely assume this is at least a £2m car. Quite what it'll actually sell for probably depends on how much the next owner admires the its former keeper. Does having Mr S. Vettel on the V5 (or whatever the Swiss equivalent is) make this Enzo worth more money? Over to you...
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