Sebastian Vettel has put eight of his personal collection’s road-relevance sports cars on sale, which includes three different manufacturers.
As he starts his F1 journey with British manufacturer Aston Martin from this year onward, four-time champion, Vettel, has decided to sell off eight sports cars from his personal collection, which includes machineries from Ferrari, Mercedes and BMW.
The reason for the sale is not that he is joining Aston Martin or if the team asked him to do so, but it is more about giving away the cars he no longer drives and or needs. Also, in the current scheme of things, Vettel is more mindful of the environment, as well.
Vettel is selling the cars through British re-seller, Tom Hartley Jnr. In fact, two of his Ferrari cars have already been sold – that is the 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari and 1995 Ferrari F50 – with three more left on the list, along with two of his Mercedes and one BMW.
The 2004 Ferrari Enzo is marked under POA (Price of Application), which means that the buyer can contact the seller to know the price. At the same time, the 2016 Ferrari F12TDF is marked at 725,000 pounds, while the 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale is at 350,000 pounds.
Among the non-Ferrari cars, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series is marked at 275,000 pounds, while the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is priced at 175,000 pounds. The sole 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster is also marked at 175,000 pounds.
The full details of each car as mentioned under the selling site:
2016 Ferrari LaFerrari –
A very late production car that was ordered by and delivered new to Sebastian. Specified with the optional extras that include; Nero roof, Alcantara upholstery with Rosso stitching throughout, medium seat cushion, ‘Vettel’ logo and prancing horse embroidered on the headrests, 4-point safety harnesses, Ferrari telemetry, integrated audio system, track inner camera kit, suspension lifting system, red brake calipers, carbon fibre fog lamp, carbon fibre mirrors, carbon fibre lower part, anti-stone chipping film, sport exhaust pipes, Handly fire extinguisher plus Navtrak anti-theft system. Currently located, registered and taxes paid in Switzerland and complete with its Ferrari ‘Yellow Book’ Classiche certification binder, handbooks, spare key, luggage set, battery conditioner, Ferrari car cover and history file.
1996 Ferrari F50 –
Originally delivered new to Denmark and later purchased by Sebastian in 2015, his first year at Ferrari as their number one pilot. An F50 is a car we know particularly well, finding one with such low mileage is very rare, but also finding one in such original condition is even rarer. It comes complete with its flight case, hard top, roll hoops, tonneau cover, Ferrari ‘Red Book’ Classiche certification binder which confirms the car still retains its original chassis, body, engine and gearbox. In addition, the car also retains its original handbooks including the very important service/warranty supplement, luggage bag, spare key, Ferrari car cover, battery conditioner and documented history file.
2004 Ferrari Enzo –
Very few optional extras were available on these cars new but this particular car was specified with medium racing seats and Rosso instrument dials. Originally [and very fittingly] it was delivered new to Germany before being purchased by Sebastian and imported into Switzerland where it has remained ever since within his collection. The car also benefits from a fantastic service history from new and Ferrari ‘Red Book’ Classiche certification confirming it still retains its original chassis, body, engine and gearbox. Located, registered and taxes paid in Switzerland it comes complete with its original handbooks including the very important service/warranty supplement, pouch, OEM torch, spare key, Ferrari car cover and history file.
2016 Ferrari F12TDF –
Specified with optional extras that include; triple layer paint (Giallo triplo strato), large carbon fibre racing seats, ‘Vettel’ logo and prancing horse embroidered on the headrests, coloured steering wheel, carbon fibre dashboard, yellow rev counter, passenger display, high power hi-fi system, radio navigation and Bluetooth, integrated audio system, personalisation plate, suspension lifting system, carbon fibre rear bench, inner details in Giallo, heat insulating windscreen, 20” forged Diamond rims, yellow brake callipers, carbon fibre filter box, carbon fibre fog lamp, engine covers in carbon fibre, engine cover signed by all the technicians who worked on the car through the production, titanium exhaust pipes, carbon fibre headlight buckets, carbon fibre underdoor cover, trolley set and soft bag, bag set for rear shelf, high emotion low emission, AFS System (adaptive headlights to steering), anti-stone chipping film, parking camera plus Navtrak anti-theft system. Currently located, registered and taxes paid in Switzerland and complete with its owners handbook including its service/warranty supplement, spare key, battery conditioner, Ferrari car cover and history file.
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale –
This particular example is a very special spec car, the first new Ferrari Sebastian ever ordered. Specified at the Ferrari ‘Atelier’ with optional extras that include; special paint (metallic black with gold fleck), racing stripe in Grigio Corsa, large carbon fibre racing seats with the ‘Vettel’ logo and prancing horse embroidered on the headrests, driver seat adjustment, interior 3D fabric colour in Grigio, 4-point safety harnesses, Alcantara central tunnel, headliner in Alcantara, coloured steering wheel, yellow rev counter, AFS System (adaptive headlights to steering), carbon fibre front flaps, engine covers in carbon fibre, rear diffuser in carbon fibre, front air vents in carbon fibre, carbon fibre side nolders, titanium exhaust pipes, Alcantara wheel arches, Handly fire extinguisher, yellow brake calipers, anti-stone chipping film, Scuderia Ferrari shields, internal and external electrochromic mirrors, cruise control, radio navigation and Bluetooth, integrated audio system, parking camera, front and rear parking sensors plus Navtrak anti-theft system. Currently located, registered and taxes paid in Switzerland and complete with its original owners handbooks including its service/warranty supplement, spare key, battery conditioner, Ferrari car cover and history file.
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series –
An SL65 AMG Black Series is a very special car, first unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, it’s without doubt the ultimate ‘SL’. With a 6.0 litre V12 with larger turbo chargers, a bigger intercooler, a new exhaust system and a more suitable remapped ECU than the standard SL65 the results are an increase in power to 670bhp, a 0-60mph (0-100kph) in just 3.8 seconds and a whopping top speed of 199mph (320kph), albeit electronically limited to tame the V12 engine. The upgraded performance was matched with equally impressive enhancements to the body and interior over the standard SL65 AMG. The ‘Black Series’ offers a weight-saving carbon fibre-reinforced bonded roof and spoiler, a widened body, 19″ forged alloys to the front and 20″ to the rear, along with carbon fibre interior upgrades complimented with Nappa leather and Alcantara.
Only 350 ‘Black Series’ were ever produced and this particular example must be one of the most special of all of them. Gifted to Sebastian for his victory at the first ever Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix and has remained within his collection ever since. Serviced in September 2020 at less than 30km ago and comes complete with its owners handbooks, pouch, spare key and history file. A very rare opportunity to own what was once the most powerful production Mercedes-Benz ever produced and the example that must boast a better provenance than any other.
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG –
The SLS was the first Mercedes-Benz to ever be built entirely from the ground up by AMG. It was introduced at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and has since become a multi-award winning design with inspiration clearly echoing from the classic 300SL Gullwing of the 1950’s. A hand-built 6.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 engine was installed, with a claimed 0-60mph (0-100kph) time of just 3.7 seconds which is testament as to why it was appointed as the official Formula 1 safety car for the 2010-2012 seasons. This particular example was ordered by and delivered new to Sebastian, it boasts a fantastic specification with optional extras that include; Magno Matte paint, AMG carbon ceramic braking system with yellow painted brake callipers, sports suspension, Exclusive Nappa leather, AMG interior carbon fibre package, AMG performance steering wheel, Bang & Olufsen surround sound system, command APS with DVD changer, reversing camera, ‘Memory package’ which includes electrically adjustable driver and passenger seat, roof lining in Dinamica black, tyre pressure monitoring system, AMG carbon fibre engine cover plus much more. It comes complete with its owners handbook including its service/warranty supplement, spare key, AMG interior car cover and history file.
2002 BMW Z8 Roadster –
Is there any better interpretation of a modern classic than a BMW Z8, probably not! Inspired by the legendary BMW 507 and starring in James Bonds ‘The World Is Not Enough’ in 1999. The Z8 took ten-times longer to produce than a contemporary BMW as it was primarily assembled by hand. All examples produced were in left-hand drive configuration and the most desired colour was Titan Silver metallic, of which only 1,895 examples were produced. This particular example was delivered new to North America where it would reside until 2015, during that time it only had 2 previous owners. Upon Sebastian’s purchase it was officially imported into Switzerland and later sent to BMW Classic where included in the works, the electronics were changed from U.S. to ECE spec and has remained within his collection since. It’s presented for sale fresh from a service and comes complete with its owners handbooks, spare keys, tool kit, history file and factory model literature.
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