The Ferrari F50 Mike Tyson drove during his days as a heavyweight champion has sold for a staggering $4.2million at auction.
The supercar is the 73rd of only 349 F50s ever built and one of just 55 available in the US market according to the auction house Gooding and Company. It’s 4.7-litre engine produces 513 horsepower at 8,500 rpm, with the car able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph.
Net Worth – Time of Purchase
The supercar was worth around $650,000 at the time Tyson purchased it, with the former boxer also buying a Ferrari 456 GT Spyder at the same time.
Second Owner of Ferrari F50
‘Iron Mike’ was the second owner of this particular F50, acquiring it from broker Nadir Amirvand in 1996. It has 6,200 miles on the clock and was fixed up for £70,000 worth of renovations at a Ferrari dealership in Florida earlier this year.
The supercar’s newest owner is the eighth person to drive it. In the year Tyson bought the car, he defended his heavyweight world title by knocking out Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon before losing the belt to Evander Holyfield.
Other Luxury Cars owned by Mike Tyson
Tyson owned many luxury cars during his days as one of the most popular boxers in the world, including several Lamborghinis Ferraris and Bentleys. The heavyweight legend said his “favorite arrest” came from when he was driving one of his Ferraris, taking the supercar through the window of a convenient store after not being able to handle the speed of it.
Mike Tyson Feelings about his Ferrari F50
“My favorite arrest is when I bought a Ferrari, and I didn’t know how to drive a Ferrari. “It was idling and it just went through the window” Tyson told The Diego Show in 2016. “My car went through the glass window and I had to get arrested because of property damage. It was pretty good.”