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Lot 122

2016   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2016

2003 Ferrari Enzo

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $2,860,000

Estimate

$2,400,000 - $2,800,000

Chassis

ZFFCW56AX30132049

Car Highlights

Authenticated with Ferrari Classiche Red Book
Less than 2,700 Recorded Miles
Formula 1-Bred Performance Engineering
Autographed by Enzo Designer Ken Okuyama
Selected for Display at Ferrari NA’s 60th Anniversary Concours

Technical Specs

5,998 CC DOHC V-12 Engine
Bosch Motronic ME7 Fuel Management System
651 BHP at 7,800 RPM
6-Speed Automated-Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Brembo Vented Carbon-Ceramic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs, Electronically Controlled Shock Absorbers, and Anti-Roll Bars

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that an application for Ferrari Classiche certification has been submitted, but it has not been completed as stated in the catalogue. The certification process will be completed at Consignor’s expense, and the application is available for inspection. When the certification process is completed, any Ferrari Classiche documents related to the car will be supplied at no additional cost to the Buyer.

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From the Tony Shooshani Collection | Ferrari Classiche Certified US ModelLouis Scafuri, Cohasset, Massachusetts (acquired new in 2003)Private Collector, San Francisco, California (acquired circa 2005)Tony Shooshani, Beverly Hills, California (acquired from the above)

Tutto Italiano Show at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, Massachusetts, June 2003Car Classic at Art Center, Pasadena, California, July 2003Concorso Italiano, Seaside, California, August 2003XIII Cavallino Classic, Palm Beach, Florida, January 2004XIV Cavallino Classic, Palm Beach, Florida, January 2005Ferrari North America 60th Anniversary Concours, Beverly Hills, California, October 2014

Few modern hypercars have riveted the world the way the Ferrari Enzo did when it was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October 2002. This sensational example of the ultimate supercar for the new millennium boasts low mileage and consistent maintenance by a short chain of dedicated caretakers, as well as Ferrari Classiche’s Red Book certification.

Speculation about the name and nature of the newest Ferrari hypercar ran rampant in 2002 prior to an address by marque president Luca di Montezemolo. “In 1999 we won the manufacturers’ championship; in 2000 we added the drivers’ championship for the first time in 21 years,” he summarized, referring to the young F1 ace Michael Schumacher. “We won the last championship of the 20th century, and the first of the 21st century. I wanted to celebrate this with a car very much like Formula 1. After honoring Modena and Maranello, we felt this was the right car to honor the name of our founder.”

In the fashion of the F40 and F50 commemorative anniversary models that came before it, the Enzo was envisioned as a top-shelf limited-edition track car that could be driven on the road. Though it was initially announced that only 399 examples would be produced, a 400th car was famously made and presented to Pope John Paul II (who quickly auctioned it for charity).

Like its predecessors, the Enzo was all business, built with considerable implementation of lessons learned in Formula 1 racing. The 65° Tipo F140 engine was essentially a new 12-cylinder version of the concurrent eight-cylinder motor, and at nearly six liters of displacement it was the largest Ferrari engine since the 712 Can Am race car. Competition-bred features included Nikasil-lined cylinder walls, titanium connecting rods, and a telescoping intake manifold that would boost torque in certain scenarios.

All this technology paved the way for 651 hp and 485 lbs./ft. of torque, which in combination with the Enzo’s low weight produced shattering performance metrics: 3.3 seconds from 0 to 60 mph, with a top speed of 218 mph! Power was administered via a six-speed paddle-shifted transaxle that was inspired by the Formula 1 cars and provided nearly instantaneous shifts. 15" Brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes ably brought the Enzo back to earthbound speeds.

After considerable debate about how to clothe such a car, Pininfarina’s Ken Okuyama sketched a body design conceived as a Formula 1 racer covered with a sheer-fitting skin. Perfected in Pininfarina’s wind tunnel, the design made a bold statement in functional futurism, an angular beast rather than the curved beauties of prior decades.

The monocoque’s centerpiece, a carbon-fiber and honeycomb aluminum tub, weighed just 200 pounds. Connected aluminum subframes provided for the mounting of carbon fiber and Kevlar body panels, which were completed with 19" alloy wheels and butterfly doors.

In his review of the Enzo, Car and Driver editor Aaron Robinson marveled at the V-12’s outrageous sound, likening it to “a P-51 Mustang on a full-throttle pass, [or] a Stradivarius in the hands of Heifetz.” Noting that the car performed with docility around town, Robinson described it as “a passive pussycat, lapping up city streets with a compliant suspension, fingertip steering, light and easily modulated power brakes, and slushy gearchanges from the finger-shifted F1-style transmission.” But on the racetrack, he wrote, the hypercar “reserves its best behavior for the talented and attentive, [and] offers easy, high-volume adrenaline.”

Chassis no. 132049 is a particularly striking example of the vaunted hypercar, displaying just 2,700 miles at the time of cataloguing. This Enzo was completed at the factory in February 2003, making it among the earlier examples constructed.

Specified for the US, the Ferrari was finished in Rosso Corsa paint and trimmed with an interior of Rosso leather-upholstered seats and black trim. The red seats provide a striking contrast to the exposed carbon fiber and dash upholstery.

In May 2003, the Enzo was distributed through Ferrari of New England, and sold new to Louis Scafuri, of Cohasset, Massachusetts, the CEO of Syneron Medical Ltd. The accomplished businessman immediately began enjoying the rare and powerful Enzo, registering it with plates that read “Enzo 1.” One month later, Mr. Scafuri brought the car to the Tutto Italiano Show at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts.

In July 2003, the car was exhibited at the third annual Car Classic at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Art Center transportation design head Ken Okuyama, the principal Pininfarina stylist who had designed the Enzo’s exterior, was on hand to officially recognize the model, and he signed the car and was photographed with it. The designer’s signature lends the Enzo a special prestige, as it links the car to the broader design process and the luminaries who created it. In mid-August that year, the Ferrari was spotted during Concorso Italiano at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, California, and in January 2004, the car’s tour of events continued at the Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida, an appearance it reprised a year later.

Following its display at the 2005 Cavallino Classic, the Enzo was sold to a San Francisco-based enthusiast who specializes in modern hypercars. In his collection, the Enzo sat in the company of similar top-tier supercars, like a McLaren F1. The Enzo was so pristine when Tony Shooshani traveled to view it that he immediately purchased it. Since being acquired by Mr. Shooshani, the Enzo has enjoyed consistent care and has participated in select rallies. Mr. Shooshani also exhibited the Enzo in October 2014 at Ferrari North America’s 60th Anniversary Concours d’Elegance on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, where the car was presented as one of the 60 most important Ferraris.

Currently displaying approximately 2,700 miles, this desirable low-mileage Enzo also carries full certification by Ferrari Classiche, assuring that it retains the original V-12 engine, F1 gearbox, and major driveline components. The car is accompanied by a factory-original tool kit with fuses, tools, gloves and a wheel hub puller. It has also been fitted with a clear bra for optimal front-end protection from road wear. Still graced with the signature of Okuyama, this unique Enzo would make an important addition to any collection and would add significant cachet to any gathering of seminal modern hypercars.