Mercedes team principal and co-owner Toto Wolff has confirmed that he will be selling off his collection of Ferrari cars.
In charge of the sales are Tom Hartley Jnr, and along with the LaFerrari Aperta and Ferrari Enzo which Wolff has put on the market, he is also selling off his Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series, a car which Wolff helped develop around the Nordschleife back in 2008.
Wolff’s Enzo, a 2003-plate car, has only 1,478 miles on the clock with Wolff having bought the car back in 2014.
For the LaFerrari Aperta it is even fewer, with this 2018 model having only delivery mileage.
Wolff had ordered this car from new when it was released in celebration of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary.
Only 210 of those models were built, and Wolff’s SL65 AMG Black Series is also a rare breed in the car world, one of only 350 made.
With 3,204 miles clocked up, this is the most used car which Wolff is putting up for sale, yet that figure in itself is still extremely low for a vehicle released in 2009.
And so it made sense then when Wolff said he was selling these cars partly because of a lack of time to drive them.
On top of that, there is also brand awareness going on, with Wolff concerned about the implications of him driving a Ferrari.
⚫️ Mercedes Takım Patronu Toto Wolff Ferrari araçlarını satıyor.
– Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
+ 5.000 km
– Ferrari Enzo
+ 2.000 KM
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— Krampon F1 #StyrianGP (@F1Krampon) June 25, 2021
“I don’t get to drive the cars anymore. I don’t have enough time,” Wolff told reporters ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix when asked about this garage makeover.
“I don’t think it looks particularly good if I was cruising around with a Ferrari, although it is a fantastic brand.
“But I haven’t driven the cars for a long time and I’m going electric with Mercedes at the moment.”
More information on the cars and how to make an offer can be found here, though the prices will only be made available upon application. Shall we all chip in a fiver and share it between us at weekends?