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Schumacher-signed Ferrari FXX set to topple £1.5million

Track-only FXX signed by the seven-time world champion heads to auction later this year.

A Ferrari FXX signed by seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is set to fetch £1.5million when it goes to auction later this year.

The car is just one of 30 ever built by Ferrari, and was personally signed by the German racing driver during his final year with the Scuderia in 2006.

The car will cross the auction block later this year, where it is expected to become the most expensive FXX ever to be sold, with a price estimate standing at £1,000,000-£1,500,000.

Since car 30 was given to Schumacher, this FXX, car 29, was the last ever customer car to be produced. Prior to being sold however, Ferrari themselves utilised the car for research and development, and thus its monsterous V12 spent much of its early life hammering around the Fiorano test track and Monza in Italy.

The car was sold to a private collector in 2007, of whom used car 29 on a number of Ferrari Racing track days. Despite its track-past, which included a small crash in the hands of Ferrari themselves (the damage was of course rectified), the car has clocked just 1,500 miles.

Despite its bumper price, the car is still £500,000 short of its asking price from new, despite arriving at auction in entirely original condition. That said, the original hand shake between Ferrari and their discerning customers involved trackside support and maintenance throughout the cars life.

Last year the FXX’s replacement was launched, in the guise of the FXX K. Interestingly though, Ferrari test driver and one-time Formula One driver Marc Gene told evo.co.uk that he’d take the older car: ‘the first time I drove the FXX I fell in love with the car. Its V12 engine – no car sounds like that anymore’.

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