The Ferrari 488 Spider “Green Jewel” had an assessed value of about $453,000 going into the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari – Leggenda E Passione auction, where it sold for nearly three times that amount at a hefty $1.3 million USD.
You may recognize this Ferrari 488 Spider as one of the first of Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary cars, as it has gained quite a bit of fame after being unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It has since been featured at the Finali Mondiali in Daytona as well as the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show.
The metallic green finish on this Ferrari 488 Spider was inspired by David Piper’s 365 P2, which won the Kyalami 9 Hours in 1965 and 1966. As such, it’s equipped with a bunch of unique features from Ferrari’s Tailor Made department, including the aforementioned paint job, roundels on the door with the number ’25’, larger airbrushed Scuderia shields, and gold wheels.
The interior was also fitted with special features, such as the richer Siam furniture leather, aluminum and carbon fiber trim, and duo-tone Nero and Rosso seats (shown above).
To top it off, the new owner is essentially getting a brand new car from the factory, as the only mileage on this Ferrari 488 Spider are the few it’s accrued during its show career.
Other notable sales during the Leggenda E Passione auction include the final LaFerrari Aperta, which sold for a record-breaking $10 million USD, and the Ferrari Daytona Alloy barn find that went for $2 million USD.