It's quite the posh ride.
Soccer star David Beckham is known for more than just his skills on the field and his dashing good looks – he’s also an avid car collector. He’s been spotted in everything from a Rolls-Royce Ghost, to a Cadillac Escalade, to a Jeep Wrangler. But one of his most luxurious former rides, a Ferrari 360 Spider, is heading to auction later this week.
A 2001 example, the car was previously owned by Beckham and has driven just 7,800 miles (12,552 kilometres) since new, meaning it’s in beautiful condition. The exterior wears a handsome Nero black finish, while the cabin is coated in Sabbia light brown leather interior.
Under the hood is the same 3.6-litre V8 that came on the car when new, making it good for 395 horsepower and 276 pound-feet of torque, and a 0-60 mile per hour (0-96 kilometre per hour) sprint of about 4.7 seconds. It’s one of just 8,800 360 Modenas produced worldwide, and one of just 7,565 Spiders.
This example in particular comes with a few added features, like lightweight BBS alloy wheels, wide carbon fibre-backed racing seats, privacy glass, an F1 gearbox, a Challenge rear diffuser, and a Tubi sports exhaust system. Not to mention an extensive Ferrari service history and a famous celebrity butt in the driver's seat, of course.
Brand new, a standard 360 Modena would set you back a cool $172,000 USD, plus change. This one is a bit cheaper, even with its ties to Beckham and its like-new quality. The seller, H&H Classics, suggest it could go for anywhere from £85,000 to £95,000 (approx. $140,000-$160,000 CAD) when it crosses the block. It will head to auction in just a few days on March 29, 2017, at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, U.K.
Source: H&H Classics