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Ferrari Enzo wrecked in infamous 2006 crash restored and up for sale

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     (RM Auctions)

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Back in 2006, Bo Stefan Eriksson, who ran failed gaming console business Gizmondo and even raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, famously crashed a Ferrari Enzo on a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway after losing control of the car in a drag race with the driver of a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The Enzo, a 2004 model, was split in two and its engine and much of its rear section flung across the road.

Incredibly, the car wasn’t a complete write-off as someone restored it and is now selling it at an RM Auctions event coming up in Paris. Handling the repair was Ferrari Technical Assistance Service, which ended up making a few mods for whoever commissioned the repair.

For starters, the repaired car was painted black and had its seats trimmed in red. The car originally left the factory in January of 2004 with Ferrari’s signature Rosso Corsa red paint on its exterior and black leather on the seats. Other non-standard items include an infotainment system combining satellite navigation, a Bose stereo system and a reversing camera.

According to the listing, the car, which bears chassis #135564, has been certified by the Ferrari Classiche classic car department and comes with just over 1,500 miles on the odometer. Interested bidders may be shocked to know that even a modified, previously wrecked Enzo like this has an auction estimate of between $1.6 million and $2.2 million.

It’s not clear what happened to Eriksson. The last we heard, he received a three-year prison term after pleading no contest in 2006 to embezzling two supercars (one of which was this Enzo) and being a felon in possession of a firearm (he previously served time in his native Sweden for other crimes). He also pleaded no contest to being drunk at the time of his Enzo crash.

The auction will take place on February 3, 2016.