Most valuable car collection ever auctioned

2005 Ferrari Enzo

2005 ferrari enzo
  • Estimated value: $4 million to $6 million

There's something extra special coming to Pebble Beach car week in August. RM Sotheby's will be selling off the most valuable collection of cars ever auctioned by a single owner.

There are 25 cars in all. They're expected sell for a total of more than $80 million. Sotheby's will not name the wealthy American collector selling the cars. He simply wanted to "refocus" his collection and is selling a portion of it.

One of the headline cars is this 2005 Ferrari Enzo, named after founder Enzo Ferrari. Only 400 of the 660 horsepower V12 supercars were built. Originally it had a base price of almost $700,000. This was the last one built, which Ferrari gave to Pope John Paul II. He requested it be auctioned with proceeds going to victims of the 2004 tsunami. At the time, it was sold by Sotheby's for $1.1 million.

Inside, Luca Corderi di Montezemolo, Ferrari's chairman at the time, wrote (in Italian) "This Enzo, unique in the history of Ferrari, [was made] as a sign of solidarity for those suffering, inspired by a Great Pope, John Paul II"

First published August 3, 2015: 2:21 PM ET

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