You might expect Mario Andretti, who was born in Italy and raced with Lotus, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and other European outfits in Formula 1, to have a car collection chalk full of Ferraris and Lamborghinis. However the racing legend appears to have a taste for supercars of the American flavor, and even owns a C6 Corvette ZR1.
For unknown reasons, Andretti has decided to put his ZR1 up for sale on eBay. We doubt he’s gotten bored of he surprising performance offered up by the ZR1’s 640 horsepower supercharged LS9 engine, so maybe he’s just making room for a C7 Corvette Z06.
No matter what the driving force behind selling his Corvette was, this eBay listing offers the performance and racing enthusiast an extremely rare opportunity. In addition owning a well looked-after ZR1, you can also own a piece of motorsports history. Andretti remains the only driver to the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and the Formula One World Championship, and his hands and feet have graced the pedals and steering wheel of this very car.
With any luck, some of Andretti’s immense talents will rub off on you as you row the gears of the 6-speed manual transmission and lean on the accelerator pedal. Just don’t let it get to your head, or you may end up like this Z/28 owner.
Check out the eBay listing here for additional photos and information.