Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen unfortunately left us last October at the age of 65, victim of a throat cancer. The musician has always been a fan of automotive culture and a car collector. Among other models, he has been seen behind the wheel of Lamborghini Miura, Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Also Audis R8 in versions V8 and V10 over the years.
Now, a Ferrari 550 Maranello 2000, that has some competition modifications, which was owned by the guitarist is being auctioned on the Gottahaverockandroll.com website, with a reserve of US$ 200.000.
The ad says that the model, which has a 5.5-liter V12 with 485 hp and a six-speed manual transmission, was customized so that Eddie and his brother Alex (Van Halen drummer) could run on tracks. It has racing belts and has made a protective cage inside.
Despite having traveled approximately 45 thousand km, this model is in excellent conservation. The model had already been sold by Van Halen before his death. The model is expected to sell for between US$ 250 thousand and US$ 350 thousand.
Eddie Van Halen
Early in his career, Eddie played the drums and the keyboard and Alex played the guitar and studied the keyboard. Over time Alex got better than Eddie on drums, and Eddie started to train the guitar, overcoming him.
Eddie is one of the most acclaimed guitarists in history. Receiving several honors and mentions from the most varied magazines specializing in the subject. He also ranks 8th on the list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and 7th on the Gibson list of the 50 best guitarists of all time.