If you have a lot of money and you are a real Ferrari clienti you can commission a Supercar of your own through the company’s Special Projects division.
That’s what the owner of this 1-off example did, and now he has put it up for auction with RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) in Paris next month,
The only one of its kind ever made, the SP30 was based on the 599 GTO, but was rebodied to its commissioning owner’s specifications.
This coach-bodied supercar has elements from the 599 XX and from the 458 Italia, but the rest is all custom.
The SP30 is said to have been commissioned by Cheerag Arya.
Mr. Arya, an Indian petrochemical tycoon reportedly had to flee Dubai when his business at home collapsed.
He put the car up for sale with a dealer in Texas a few months ago, but found no buyers, he has now put it up for auction instead.
According to RM Sotheby’s, the SP30 is the 1st special-project Ferrari to ever to be offered for sale at public auction. The SP30 has been consigned to its Paris auction next month.
Note: The Special Projects programme was launched in the late 2000’s as Ferrari’s ultimate in-house personalization service, enabling customers to own bespoke bodied 1-offs based on modern Ferrari road cars.
Engineering and design is done by Ferrari, sometimes in cooperation with external design houses and the vehicles receive full homologation to be road legal.