Sotheby’s Sells Beautiful Ex-Michael Schumacher Ferrari For Jaw-Dropping Record $14.9M
Auction house Sotheby’s has just sold an ex-Michael Schumacher Ferrari for a staggering and record-breaking $14.9 million. The Ferrari F2003-GA
Auction house Sotheby’s has just sold an ex-Michael Schumacher Ferrari for a staggering and record-breaking $14.9 million.
The Ferrari F2003-GA nearly doubled the previous auction record, setting a new high bar for luxury supercars.
Ex-Michael Schumacher Ferrari Is a Significant Car
The ex-Schumacher F2003-GA is perhaps one of the most historically significant car in Formula One history, so it makes sense that it would sell for a historic price.
This car is one of the most victorious of all Schumacher Ferrari F1 cars, with its chassis no. 229 secured five victories, three pole positions, and two further podiums. Its impressive record also includes Schumacher’s sixth World Championship.
Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Director of Sales EMEA, says of the car’s remarkable sale: “It was an honour to offer this car in partnership with our partners at Sotheby’s. Formula One cars of this quality and provenance rarely come to market, and this particular car is the best of the best. We are delighted that it has achieved a world record price for such a car, as it truly reflects the importance of this chassis. The result continues to reinforce our reputation as the auction house most recognized for selling the finest Formula One cars in existence”.
Sotheby’s partnered with RM Sotheby’s for the sale in Geneva, which brought in around $14,873,327 USD (14,630,000 CHF).
The previous record for a car’s sale was ironically held by another ex-Michael Schumacher Ferrari, an F2001 which sold for $7,504,000 at Sotheby’s evening contemporary art sale in New York on November 16, 2017.
The car was for sale in full running order, after it was thoroughly overhauled in 2022 by Ferrari Formula 1 Clienti. Proving that it’s ready for the track, Schumacher’s son took it for a spin at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track – a remarkable moment for all F1 fans.