My Encounter with an Enzo

July 06, 2006 Tagged with: cars

I’m driving home tonight, heading south on Cliff Ave, just past Lincoln High School. I look ahead of me about 100 feet to the stoplight, and I see something big, wide, and red drifting into the turning lane.

I quickly realize it’s a Ferrari, but what kind? I know a chiropractor in Sioux Falls with a 360 Modena, but as I get closer, it’s too wide for that. The fenders are too raked. As I pull up alongside, I see the slant of the front fender over the wheel, and realize I am in the presence of the Holiest of Automotive Holies: a Ferrari Enzo.

While I don’t personally care too much for how they look, an Enzo is rare even by Ferrari standards. Only 400 or so have been built, and only a fraction of those made it over to the U.S. I saw a Lamborghini Gallardo driving around town the other day, and I was impressed. But this – this is something else.

What in God’s name is an Enzo doing in Sioux Falls?

I noticed that the had “Premier Motorcars” plates on it, so it’s either for sale, or someone just bought it. The driver is a 40-ish male – he coulda been an accountant. I roll down the window.

Me: “Is that an Enzo?”

Him:"It is.”

Me: “How much?”

Him: “$1.3 million.”

Me: “Are you crazy driving that around town?”

Him: “Yeah, probably.”

And then the light turned green and we both drove away.

Further investigation finds that it is indeed for sale at Premier Motorcars right here in Sioux Falls. I’ll be fascinated to see how that goes. I think the odds of it selling to a Sioux Falls resident are about zero, but I’m sure they know this. I imagine it’s common for things in this price range to get shipped all over the place. Buyers for this type of car don’t grow on trees.

Comments

Premier says:

Just thought I would say hello, I am the one you spoke to at the stop light, in the Enzo, before turning left and heading north east on I-229 last Saturday! My name is Chris Kelly, and I am 30 years old, I own Premier Motorcars of Sioux Falls. We have been in Sioux Falls for 3 years, and have sold over 20 Lamborghini’s since opening! About driving the car, well I belive that cars should be driven, and so I drive every chance I get. On a side note there over 65 Ferrari owners in Sioux Falls and around 25 lamborghini owners. In fact there is a black Enzo owned by a guy here under 35 years old. So there are 2 Enzo..Theres even a Koineggsieg CCX on order and will be here in September once again to a guy under 35 years old. As I always say the “jones” have just gotten alitle richer and younger!!! My Enzo more then likly will not sell locally, but who care about the local market! I know I dont...lol...Feel free to stop in anytime to take pics if you like!

Dave says:

It sold. $900,000. The Argus had an article about it on Aug. 17.

Congrats, Chris! Hope you made some money on the deal.

I like Chris’ attitude toward these cars. He must’ve watched Toy Story 2!