A damaged Ferrari once belonging to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is to be sold on eBay, after its new owner came to an agreement with the auction site.
Lawyer Renaud Bettcher said he and his client — a garage owner from the eastern city of Strasbourg — were “very satisfied” that they had finally been given the go-ahead to sell the car, after eBay asked for proof of its provenance.
The site would also pay undisclosed damages to the dealership, the lawyer added. According to the Dernieres Nouvelles d’Alsace newspaper, the figure could be as much as 20,000 euros ($26,000).
Star Autos took action against eBay after the auction site withdrew an advert for the sale of the car “for security reasons” and concern that it may not have been genuine.
It then asked the garage to provide proof about its previous owner, which Bettcher said they supplied three times. No date was given for the new sale.
The garage bought the red Ferrari 599 GTB from a Portuguese vendor for about 33,000 euros and had been asking for 50,000 euros for it at auction. Bids had reached 125,000 euros when the item was withdrawn.
Ronaldo crashed the 250,000-euro sports car into a barrier near Manchester airport in 2009, a week before the then-Manchester United striker was awarded the 2008 Ballon d’Or as world player of the year.
Ferrari Magazine has released a teaser image of a new one-off model, which is going to be built for Cheerag Arya, a 32-year old businessman from Dubai.
When he was a little boy, he fell in love with Ferrari after seeing a South American football player with an F40 in a magazine.
It was only after he moved to Dubai, six years ago, that he actually bought his first Ferrari, a 575M Maranello – but that was quickly followed by a 430 Scuderia, along with an Enzo, a Daytona, a 599 GTO and, at last, the F40 that started it all.
Graf Weckerle Imperialwagen, a luxury car customizer from Germany, has released the details and images their Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano program called the Comte Noir.
While a standard 599 GTB is powered by a six-liter V12 engine with 620 HP, the Comte Noir edition delivers an impressive 835 HP.
Although the 0-100 km/h acceleration time and top speed of the car have not been announced, they’re probably quite higher than the ones of the standard car.
Ferrariâ€™s next new model will be a 599 roadster, Ferrari chairman Luca de Montezemolo told journalists in London last night.
“A lot of our clients are saying they want an open, 12-cylinder car with very sporty performance. At Pebble Beach, we will present this car,” he said.
The Ferrari 599 Roadster will be the first open top V12 from Maranello since the 575 Superamerica five years ago.
The Ferrari 599 GTO, the company’s fastest ever road-going car and is reported to have already sold out.
The 12-cylinder Berlinetta, made its first public outing last night at the Ducal Palace military academy in nearby Modena.
There it was unveiled to a crowd of 500 customers by the company’s top brass, including chairman Luca di Montezemolo and CEO Amedeo Felisa.
But according to a press release that accompanied the exclusive event for the existing Ferrari customers, the full run is already sold out !
Ferrari has launched an online configurator for the 599 GTO, ahead of the car’s unveiling at the Beijing Motor Show.
Ferrari has prepared a very comprehensive list of options. Take colors, for instance: the carmaker is offering no less than 26 colors, including metallic, non-metallic and 1950s-1960s colors.
The wide choice of colors can be paired with four different livery options: standard, racing, historical racing and bicolor.
Ferrari have released the Ferrari 599 GTO their fastest road car ever based on the 599 GTB Fiorano.
The 599 GTO takes its name from the legendary 250 GTO made in the early 1960â€™s and the GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omologato.
The car is powered by the same six liter V12 engine as the 599 GTB but output has been increased to six hundred and sixty one horsepower.
Ferrari is expected to reveal a hybrid version of the 599 GTB during the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show in March.
The car should use a system based on lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor, both of which are respectively placed on either side of the rear transaxle.
Overall a reduction of about 35% in fuel consumption (equivalent to about 17 litres per 100km) will be achieved.
A one-off Ferrari on which we reported last month has been auctioned off for $1.77 million, including taxes.
The Ferrari 599 China was snapped up by an anonymous, silent auction participant based in Shanghai.
The one-off Fiorano was hand painted by Chinese artist Lu Hao with a pattern reminiscent of the sought-after Ge Liln porcelain of the Song Dynasty.
Chinese artist Lu Hao signed a very cool edition of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano model: 599 GTB Fiorano China Limited Edition.
This specially- designed supercar will be auctioned the 3rd of November at a special Gala Auction Event hosted by Ferrari in Beijing.
Every year the French city of Cannes attracts supercars from all over Europe and the Middle East.
This time a camouflage wrapped Ferrari 599 GTB cheers up the famous Croisette boulevard in the mondaine seaside town.
According to the dictionary, camouflaging something means to cover or paint it in order to make it blend in with its surroundings…