A Ferrari Enzo that was abandoned in Dubai is set to go under the hammer in what will be the priciest police sale ever.
The $1 million supercar, one of only 399 in the world, goes up for auction on April 25. It will be sold off alongside 22 other luxury vehicles in a special supercar police auction.
It’s not common for any Ferrari to end up in an impound lot, let alone such a rare type. Yet that’s what happened in June 2011, when police found it abandoned in a car park.
Authorities say the car’s British owner was being chased for unpaid traffic fines. Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zaffin, Traffic Department Director, told the Daily Mail:
“The Ferrari Enzo, wanted by Interpol, was seized by the CID. Its British owner had left it in the parking lot for more than 20 months after traffic fines had piled up.”
There’s unlikely to be a shortage of buyers for the Enzo – these cars are so rare that their value climbs whenever another Enzo crashes. It’s not lacking on the performance front either, with a 5998c aluminium V12 engine capable of 660bhp and a top speed of 217mph. It can reach 0-60mph in just 3.4 seconds.
The abandoned Enzo will go on sale with three other Ferraris, seven top-of-the-range Porsches, Corvettes, Mercedes, BMWs, Infinitis, Range Rovers and Dodges. Some of the cars were stolen or involved in other crimes, while others were confiscated for debt repayment defaults, traffic fines or were simply abandoned.
Let’s hope they give it a wash before opening for bids.