Paging Dr. Ferraristein: Wrecked Exotic Goes up for Salvage Auction in Connecticut

Cameron Aubernon
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paging dr ferraristein wrecked exotic goes up for salvage auction in connecticut

It’s amazing what having a ton of cash can buy you these days. For example, if you have a tween daughter with big dreams to be on stage singing about her favorite Asian foods, up to $4,000 can buy her a music video featuring a clown in a panda costume, plus the music and lyrics.

That said, why allow your daughter to become the next big viral sensation (for all the wrong reasons), when for the right price, you can buy a wrecked 1995 Ferrari F50?

Yahoo Autos managing editor Justin Hyde brings us this tale of such a broken beast, and this one has a lot going for it. The F50, currently residing in an insurance salvage yard somewhere in Hartford, Conn., sold for nearly $530,000 in 2002, received a heart transplant in the form of a new 4.7-liter V12, was one of 56 copies made for the United States (out of 349 overall), and was the last one screwed together, as well as being one of two to be painted black.

And as with any new exotic car purchase, the then-owner felt the need for speed, as demonstrated in Exhibit A:

Alas, the party came to a screeching halt (with a tree, at 50 mph) for this Ferrari, meriting a salvage title upon examination; the driver came away with only a headache, which became a migraine the moment he learned just how much money he just lost. However, his loss could be your gain if the price is right, sitting at over $110,000 as of this writing with no sign yet of the bids meeting the (potentially high) seller reserve. And if you’re in the area on the 29th at 10 a.m. (and have brought a trailer), you can also bid in the salvage yard’s live auction, just in time to play Dr. Ferraristein come Halloween.

Of course, for half that amount, you could always bet on Blurple.

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Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Jacob Jacob on Oct 17, 2013

    The funny thing about the asshats who destroy half million dollar supercars on a public road is that it is much cheaper to rent a real race car seat in a amateur/junior category in something like a Porsche cup challenge and race it hard and legally for less money.

  • Thelaine Thelaine on Oct 17, 2013

    I wonder what kind of tree he hit? Like to plant one in my yard. Keep those damned Ferraris off my lawn.

    • 05lgt 05lgt on Oct 17, 2013

      After a close encounter with a drunk's pickup truck that stopped one rock away from the wall I was sleeping on the other side of I've taken to thinking about where a big rock would "look real nice" in my yard and closing off the obvious angles of approach. Then again, I'm strange.

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  • RHD This looks like a lead balloon. You could buy a fantastic classic car for a hundred grand, or a Mercedes depreciationmobile. There isn't much reason to consider this over many other excellent vehicles that cost less. It's probably fast, but nothing else about it is in the least bit outstanding, except for the balance owed on the financing.
  • Jeff A bread van worthy of praise by Tassos.
  • Jeff The car itself is in really good shape and it is worth the money. It has lots of life left in it and can easily go over 200k.
  • IBx1 Awww my first comment got deletedTake your “millennial anti theft device” trope and wake up to the fact that we’re the only ones keeping manuals around.