The first production-spec Ferrari F50 prototype has come up for sale, specifically, chassis no. 99999 (the last Ferrari with a five-digit serial number). Used as the reveal car at the Geneva Auto Show in 1995 among countless other events, it's lived a long and storied life. Now, it can be yours.
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Like every F50, this one comes with a 4.7-liter V12 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission sending over 500 horsepower to the rear wheels, and a removable targa top. It's painted in red (shocker) and has just 1400 miles on the odometer.
According to the sellers in Long Island, New York, This was the car Ferrari used to reveal the F50 to the public, and the car used for final testing at the company's Fiorano test track at the hands of drivers like Niki Lauda, Gerhard Berger, and Dario Benuzzi, and Jean Alesi. It was also the car used for Ferrari's press pictures, as well as the basis for scale models and cutaway drawings. If you hung up a poster of a Ferrari F50 on your wall as a kid, this was the car used to make it.
After Ferrari was finished with chassis no. 99999, it was rebuilt and gifted to long-time European dealer Jaques Swaters. It continued to make public appearances in various events around the world until 2006, when it was sold to a West coast collector. From there, it ended up in the East coast, before eventually being acquired by Autosport Designs. The car remains in wonderful condition, having just undergone a full servicing of fluids, as well as the replacement of the battery and the fuel bladders. It also comes equipped with a stainless steel Tubi exhaust (the original piece will come included in the sale).
Autosport Design , but considering this F50's significance in the model's history, we're guessing it's not cheap.