Mercedes F1 team boss, Toto Wolff, is selling part of his car collection. There are two Ferrari-s and there is a Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series that he actually helped develop.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Principal has confirmed that he is selling some of the special cars in his garage through Tom Hartley Jnr, the same auction house that helped Sebastian Vettel get rid of his Ferrari-s after the break up with La Scuderia.
A Ferrari Enzo from 2003 is for sale with only 2,000 kilometers on the clock. It has been staying in Toto Wolff’s parking lot since 2014. He was already a Mercedes Team Principal when he bought the car. The only time he got the car out was a drive through the Austrian Alps with wife Susie and F1 legend Niki Lauda.
A Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta from 2018 is also part of Toto’s car collection and ready for sale, with only the delivery mileage. The Austrian business man ordered the car from new when it was released, in celebration of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. The Italian supercar manufacturer only built 210 units. The exclusivity and the low mileage make it the most expensive of the collection: 4,5 million dollars.
At the Styrian Grand Prix, where Mercedes drivers finished second and third, reporters asked Toto Wolff why he was selling the cars. “I don’t think it looks particularly good if I would be cruising around with a Ferrari, although a fantastic brand”, the 49-year old answered.
A Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series, part of Toto Wolff’s car collection
A surprising move is the selling of the Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black Series. Toto Wolff was part of the development team back in 2008. He lapped Nordschleife again and again to help engineers find the perfect tuning for the car.
Mercedes only built 350 of those and one currently belongs to Wolff. He clocked up little over 5,000 kilometers since 2009, when he got the car. At that time, it was the company’s most powerful vehicle.
“I don’t get to drive the cars anymore. I don’t have enough time”, Toto admitted. “I’m going electric with the Mercedes at the moment”, he added. One of his daily drivers is the zero-emission EQC.