Eric Clapton’s Ferrari To Sell At Auction In England

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On October 17th, a sports car that once belonged to legendary musician Eric Clapton will go up for sale through H&H Classics at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England. Experts believe that the right-hand drive 2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 will bring in between $72,000 and $99,000.

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When the vehicle was constructed in 2014, it took seven weeks to fully equip the Ferrari with red brake calipers, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, leather headlining, a passenger airbag off system, Scuderia enamel wing shields, and a silver dedication plate. Although the sports car is over 14 years old and has had three different owners, including Clapton, it has just 29,700 miles on the odometer.

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Damian Jones, a car expert and Head of Sales at H&H Classics had this to say about Clapton’s former ride: “This is a car with all the fiery temperament and driving pleasure of a thoroughbred Ferrari, combining thrilling performance, agility and safety. But it also goes a step further, offering rear passengers two comfortable, roomy seats. The 612 Scaglietti was designed to combine the roominess of a grand tourer with the blistering performance of a sports Berlinetta. In terms of aerodynamics, this meant ensuring maximum performance despite the larger dimensions overall.”

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Although Clapton has been inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, the iconic musician has claimed that, if showbiz didn’t work out, he would’ve been happy to work as a bricklayer. “…For a little while, I worked for my grandfather. And he was very strict and very noble,” explained Clapton. “He never took a raise. He worked for the same amount of money all his life. And he was a master craftsman. And that was very important for me to observe. That I could take that ethic anywhere. He worked me very hard. So, I always thought, Well, if music doesn’t work … ‘Cause I had the time of my life on that building site.”

We’ll let you be the judge whether or not Clapton’s former sports car reflects his blue-collar mentality.

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