Supercar, which owned the US president, was sold at auction cheaper than expected
No, it’s not a late April Fool’s joke, although the auction on which the car was exhibited, once owned by Donald Trump, really passed on April 1st. Nevertheless, the Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe, which the US president acquired in 2007, in fact failed at the auction.
It all started with the fact that for a red supercar no one dared to offer the amount of the lower preliminary estimate – $ 250,000. Bidding around the car stopped at around $ 240,000, while the organizers expected to help out for this “star” Ferrari about 300,000 – 350,000 dollars.
True, a few hours after the F430 F1 Coupe left the podium, the auction house circulated a message according to which the car acquired a new owner who agreed to pay $ 270,000. And yet, this is substantially less than the expected selling price. The organizers of the auction did not disclose the name of the new owner of the car.
In general, such trading results look somewhat surprising. The fact is that the sold Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe was almost a new car. Trump bought it in 2007 and for four years rolled only 2200 miles (3,500 km). The second owner also almost did not use the car and increased the mileage to 6,000 miles (9,656 km). Therefore, the supercar, equipped with a 4.3-liter 490-horsepower engine, remained in perfect condition.
Experts point out that there may be several reasons for such results. One of them is, strangely enough, the very person of Trump, to whom there is an ambiguous attitude in American society. Perhaps the car would have been worth quite a lot of money if Donald Trump had still owned it. But until the rush demand for things that Trump simply “touched”, the society has not exactly grown.
Although, perhaps, it’s not in Trump, but in the car itself. Experts explain that the collectors especially appreciate the Ferrari F430, equipped with a classic mechanical transmission. While a Trump car was equipped with a 6-step electrohydraulic MCP. Such cars usually go 50-75% cheaper than the Ferrari F430 with the classic “mechanics”.