Fernando Alonso can be expected to receive more than €5million for the rare Ferrari Enzo road car he has put up for auction.
Alonso announced via Instagram on Tuesday that he has decided to put the car – one of just 399 models in existence – up for sale in Monaco.
“Happy to announce that I will put my Enzo (first sccoca) number 1 up for sale in Monaco,” he wrote. “I hope the new owner of this unique piece enjoys it very much.”
Monaco Car Auctions, the auctioneer, has estimated that the car could go for in excess of €5,000,000 when it goes up for sale on June 8.
While little is known about Alonso’s ownership of the car, it has been revealed that the Enzo has completed 4,800 kilometres since it was built and has been certified by Ferrari’s Classiche division.
With its name inspired by legendary Ferrari founder Enzo, who died aged 90 in 1988, the car is heavily inspired by Formula 1 technology and features a six-litre V12 engine, which produces a mean 650bhp.
The bodywork, meanwhile, was developed with the assistance of an F1-style wind tunnel with the car also noted for its quick-shift gearbox and impressive brakes.
The news of Alonso’s car going up for sale comes after the Spaniard secured his best finish of the 2023 season so far with second place in last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix – his fifth podium finish in his first six races for the Aston Martin team.
A two-time World Champion and winner of 32 grands prix in total, Alonso previously raced for the historic Ferrari team in a dramatic five-year spell between 2010 and 2014.
Alonso won 11 races in red – including on debut for the Scuderia in Bahrain in 2010 – but twice narrowly missed out on adding to his title tally.
He missed out on the Championship by four points to Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel in 2010 before being denied – again by Vettel and Red Bull – by just three points in 2012.
This month marked the 10th anniversary of Alonso’s last F1 victory, achieved for Ferrari at his home race in Barcelona.
In an interview with Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brundle conducted before the Monaco GP, Alonso commented on his prospects of ending his long wait for a win with Aston Martin in 2023.
“I think so, yes,” Alonso replied when asked if he could win a race this season. “Hopefully soon.
“We seem to have a car that is maybe not the fastest on the straights. We need to improve that but we are very good on the corners.
“So I will say that the slowest [tracks] of the Championship – let’s say Monaco, Budapest, Singapore – this kind of circuit I think we put our main hopes at the moment.”