1995 Ferrari F50
VIN. ZFFTG46A4S0104799
Engine no. 41201

4,698 CC 65º DOHC V-12 Engine
Bosch Motronic M2.7 Fuel Injection
513 BHP at 8,500 RPM
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Ventilated Disk Brakes

  • Ferrari's Formula 1 Derived, Open-Top Supercar
  • The last of just 55 U.S. Specification F50s
  • 1 of only 2 Nero examples sent to the U.S.
  • Fully serviced, ready to be driven and enjoyed
  • Classiche Certified, Offered with Red Book, Hardtop and Books


Built to celebrate Ferrari's 50th anniversary, the F50 was designed without compromise. It was to be the closest thing to a road-going Formula One car that Ferrari had ever built. Its purist approach to the enjoyment of performance driving meant the F50 was devoid of power steering, power-assisted braking and ABS, instead making extensive use of cutting edge sophisticated composite materials, F1-style construction technology and aerodynamics.

Being Ferrari's extreme machine of the nineties, the F50 needed to take the mantle from the F40, and re-define the supercar hierarchy. Previously, the F40 had been powered by a twin turbo-charged V8 engine, however, for the F50, Ferrari installed an F1-derived, naturally aspirated V12, fitting it directly to the rear bulkhead of the monocoque cell, just as it was doing with its Formula One cars.

As with the F40, the F50 was fitted with air-conditioning as standard with the chosen client selecting from only five choices of exterior colors, yellow, black, silver and two shades of red. The composite shelled seats were trimmed in leather with cloth centers and available in two sizes, 'standard' and 'large'. Perhaps one of the more prominent evolutions for the F50 was the instrument panel moving from traditional dials, to a multicolored illuminated display panel in the binnacle directly in front of the driver, who was always seated on the left of the cockpit. In total Ferrari produced only 349 examples of the F50, compared to the 1,311 examples of F40 manufactured, it was a much more exclusive club to join – especially in the United States where only 55 examples were made available.


The menacing Ferrari F50 offered here without reserve, received its final assembly at Maranello in December 1995 and was delivered new to the United States as one of the nearly impossible to get 55 U.S. spec Ferrari F50s. The car was sold new through Ferrari of San Francisco with a window sticker price of $487,000.00. The car was sold to Mr. Dean Becker of Chicago, Illinois who took delivery of the supercar on April 7th, 1996. This particular example was number 55 of the 55 F50s delivered new to the United States. The car also boasts being only the second F50 to be sent to the United States in the ultra-desirable black livery.

The car received its first service at the Lake Forest Ferrari dealership in Illinois, in December of 1997. Exactly one year after that service was completed, the striking black F50 was sold through Ferrari of Beverly Hills to Mr. Jim Spiro, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. A service was completed in late December prior to delivery with the mileage noted as 3,328. Having owned a 1962 330 TRI/LM, F50 GT1 and a Dino 206S, Jim could certainly be considered and avid Ferrari enthusiast. Early in 1999, Ferrari of Beverley Hills organized for Jim to test his new acquisition at Willow Springs raceway in California. At the same time, Jim was also taking delivery of his Ferrari F50 GT1 and hired professional race car driver Didier Theys to test both cars. Forza, the international Ferrari magazine was invited to attend this pre-delivery test day and reported on the event in their April 1999 edition of its magazine. The car is pictured with two- time Le Mans 24 Hours winner, Didier Theys driving it at the event. Jim Spiro commented on the day "I had no idea how fast, and how smoothly, a car could be driven until I sat in the F50 and watched Didier Theys at speed. The torque and smoothness of that 4.9-liter engine is incredible". It was also noted during the day that the F50 GT1 was only two seconds a lap faster than the black road-going F50, further confirming the outright speed of the road-going F1 inspired car.

By October 2001 Jim Spiro had well and truly fallen in love with his F50,
the car then displaying more than 26,000 miles and Jim commenting that he used it on every sunny day! It was also in October of 2001 that Jim displayed the car at the 2nd Annual Madewood Concours on the Bayou in Louisiana before having its $15,000, 30,000-mile service performed in early 2002.

In September 2002, the car passed to Mr. Dan Heard, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the time of acquisition, the car had covered 37,435 miles. Mr. Heard showed his F50 at the 2003 Cavallino Classic XII in Palm Beach where it sat on the lawn next to the newly unveiled Ferrari Enzo. Later in 2004, the car attended the Ferrari Club of America track day at Laguna Seca, then in November of that same year it was shown at the Ferrari French Quarter Classic in New Orleans where it affectionately earned the nickname 'F50K' due to the 50,000 miles the car had now covered.

The car continued to be regularly and correctly serviced by Ferrari dealers, as can be confirmed by a copy of the Carfax in the cars history file. The majority of the services were carried out by Ferrari of Houston, Texas. The car's mileage continued to increase as Mr. Heard continued his almost daily driving of the addicting F50, a truly unique owner who clearly enjoyed his time behind the wheel of the supercar.

In March 2013 Mr. Heard sold the F50 to a gentleman based in Pennsylvania where is was driven regularly until October of 2013, when it was involved in an accident and received front-end damage. The damage was contained to the very front of the car, only effecting the front fenders, front bumper, hood, and the items directly beneath them. Photos of the car post incident are on file and available for review. It was at this time that the car received a salvage title. After the accident, the car was sent to Europe and fully repaired by Carrozzeria Peraro Cremona in Italy during 2015, bringing the car back to better than new condition.

After the repairs were carried out, the car was brought back to Ferrari to be fully inspected and to insure that the car was in its as new state. On April 13th, 2016, the F50 received its Ferrari Classiche Certification. Importantly, the Red-Book notes that the car retains its original chassis, engine, and gearbox. Most recently, the car has lived in Germany where it was registered with license plate 'PAF FE50'.

Today, this stunning F50 is being offered with its manuals, three-piece luggage set, hardtop with dedicated case, car cover, and the highly-coveted Ferrari Classiche Certification/Red-Book. The car truly offers its next owner the opportunity to obtain an F50 that is ready to hit road or track. Having covered over 60,000 miles, this F50 yearns to be driven and enjoyed just as it was intended. Do not miss this once in a lifetime chance to acquire one of Ferraris rarest supercars.

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