The Only White Ferrari Enzo Ever Made Is Heading To Auction
Ferrari made a total of 400 Enzos. 399 went to customers and the 400th was gifted to Pope John Paul II, who auction it off because he already has a Popemobile. Of the 399 customer cars, 20 were “Extracampionario” cars finished in nonstandard colors (not red), a privilege reserved exclusively for Maranello’s most valued and discerning clients. This is the only white (Bianco Avus white to be specific) Enzo ever made and it will be sold on June 29 by Sotheby’s in an no reserve auction.
The car, chassis number 133023, was completed on May 22, 2003, and features a black lather interior with Rosso Corsa instruments and extra-large carbon-fiber bucket seats with 3D black cloth inserts.
The Enzo is part of a special series of cars that Ferrari makes every decade or so. The car was the replacement for the F50. The Enzo would have been called the F60 but Ferrari felt the car was such a leap in performance that it should be named after the founder. The official name of the car is Enzo Ferrari. Calling it Ferrari Enzo is not correct, but everybody does that. It’s the same for the LeFerrari, which replaced the Enzo. Everyone calls it Ferrari LeFerrari, but it’s really just LeFerrari.
The Enzo is powered by naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V-12 that produces 650 hp and 485 lb-ft of torque. The mid-mounted engine can shoot the Enzo from 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds, and on to a top speed of 217 mph. Those numbers aren’t that impressive compared to today’s supercars, but in its days, the Enzo was among the fastest production cars on earth.
The white Enzo start life in Germany at Ferrari Central Europe in Wiesbaden and went to Symbol Automobiles in Matran, Switzerland, where it was sold to its first owner, a very private German-Swiss billionaire. It was exported to Hong Kong in 2011, but it was never registered due to its left-hand-drive configuration. The car is currently in Canada under a temporary import license.
Over the last 19 years, the white Enzo has accumulated about 6,000 miles (9,600 km) or 315 miles a year. The actual yearly mileage is probably higher because the car was never driven during its time in Hong Kong. It sat in a private garage as part of a significant Ferrari collection.
Chassis 133023 got Ferrari Classiche certification in November 2012, and just received a full annual service so she’s ready for her new owner.
Bidding for the one and only white Enzo Ferrari will begin on June 29 at 9:00 am and end on June 30 at 5:00 pm. There is no reserve so this Ferrari will be so sold even if the bid is one dollar. But that’s not going to happen. A wrecked-and-restored Enzo fetched $1.75 million at auction in 2016, and Pope John Paul II got $6.05 million for his Enzo. Expect the white Enzo to fall in between these two price points.