This Aperta was the highly anticipated sequel to the LaFerrari coupe. Revealed in 2016 simultaneously with the end of production of the coupe, the Aperta with its open or convertible body was built in 2017 in 209 units, 9 for Ferrari's use in the celebrations of the year and 200 sold in advance by invitation according to the now usual process for the hypercars.
The first and last cars in a series are specifically observed by specialists. The first may be closest to the prototype. The last benefits from all the improvements developed during the production phase. The final car of the higher-end Ferrari models is now the subject of a specific charity operation.
The 400th Enzo was presented by Ferrari in January 2005 to Pope John Paul II who immediately entrusted its sale to RM Auctions to help the victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia. It was sold by its next owner with 179 Km from new for $ 6M including premium at RM Sotheby's on August 13, 2015.
The 500th and last LaFerrari coupe was the subject of a single lot sale jointly organized by RM Sotheby's and by Ferrari on December 3, 2016 to help the victims of earthquakes in Italy. It was sold for $ 7M.
Announced after the end of production of the first 209 cars, the 210th and final LaFerrari Aperta is the last lot of RM Sotheby's sale in the Ferrari plant in Maranello on September 9. This car still to be produced will not be exhibited at the sale. It is estimated beyond € 3M, lot 154.
Just before the sale the catalogue provides the additional information as follows :
"RM Sotheby’s and Ferrari are pleased to announce that all of the proceeds of this lot will be donated to Save the Children. This lot will also be sold without buyer's premium.
"This LaFerrari Aperta will be finished in a one-of-a-kind livery in stunning metallic Rosso Fuoco with a metallic Bianco Italia double racing stripe on the bonnet and rear deck. The interior will be trimmed in black Alcantara with red leather inserts on the seats, red stitching, and glossy black carbon fiber trim."
SOLD for € 8.3M for charity without buyer's premium