Cristiano Ronaldo's wrecked and broken Ferrari 599 GTB is going up sale. Not surprisingly the wrecked Ferrari is going up for sale on the world's largest auction site, eBay, where they seem to be able to sell anything and everything.
The current owner of the Ferrari is a garage in Strasbourg, which is located in western France. There was an auction previously for Cristiano Ronaldo's Ferrari on eBay but it was taken down for supposed “security reasons.” Also the authenticity came into question whether the car was actually owned by Ronaldo.
Paperwork has been submitted to eBay and the authenticity of the car has been confirmed by the world's largest auction site. The garage's lawyer, Renaud Bettcher, told the Agence France Presse (AFP) that was “very satisfied” that the go ahead to sell the car had been given.
The Strasbourg garage acquired the red Ferrari 599 GTB from Portuguese vendor for about 33,000 euros, which is about $42,900 US dollars. When the Ferrari was originally listed on eBay they asked for 50,000 euros (65,000 US dollars). Bidding for the wrecked Ronaldo Ferrari reached an impressive 125,000 euros (US dollars 162,500) when the item was withdrawn from eBay. In my opinion that is quite a lot of money for a broken and wrecked Ferrari.
Star Autos, which seems to be the dealership that sold the car to Ronaldo, originally made the complaint to eBay about the Ferrari's authenticity. For some reason the dealership will get an undisclosed amount of money for “damages” which is estimated to be about $26,000 US dollars. I am not sure how and why the dealership assume there are “damages” though.
No date or additional information about the sale of the Ferrari 599 GTB has been released yet. The Ferrari will be going up for sale on eBay sometime soon and I imagine it will fetch quite a bit of money even though it is in pretty bad shape.
Cristiano Ronaldo crashed the Italian sports car into a barrier near the Manchester, UK airport back in 2009 back when he was playing for British club team, Manchester United. This was a week before he was awarded the the 2008 Ballon d'Or as world player of the year. Too bad he is not still playing for Manchester United as the team got free Chevy's as part of a sponsorship deal recently.
The internationally well known Portuguese soccer player now plays for the Real Madrid, which is widely considered one of the best club teams in the world. Ronaldo is one of highest paid soccer players in the world.
Additionally he also has a pretty smoking hot girlfriend, Irina Shayk. Notably Irina Shayk has appeared on the cover the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and has been in many famous magazines and ad campaigns around the world.
I am pretty sure Ronaldo doesn't care about his wrecked Ferrari as he bought another supercar and he has Irina Shayk as a girlfriend. Life is good at the top!
It would at least be nice if I could sell my broken and wrecked stuff for a hefty profit. I guess I just need to become a little more famous! 🙂
[Source – Business Insider]