Eric Clapton's $4.6m Ferrari

Eric Clapton recently ordered a bespoke Ferrari sports car that reportedly cost $4.6 million.

Eric Clapton's $4.6m Ferrari
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Eric Clapton has famously sold his most famous guitars, with proceeds going to his Crossroads charity. But the U.K. rock-blues legend obviously still has money to burn. He recently ordered a bespoke Ferrari sports car that reportedly cost $4.6 million. Clapton worked with the car company's Special Projects division to re-body a Ferrari 458 Italia itself worth $275,000 in standard issue. Prototype drawings of Clapton's own model have now been posted see them here. And there is also footage of the wonder-car being driven to delivery from London to Clapton. Note the "EPC" plates "Eric Patrick Clapton". Clapton, like Billy F. Gibbons and others, is a renowned car-head. But he will have to be careful with this ridiculously expensive beast. They called E.C. "Slowhand" in the 1970s. Let's hope he doesn't get caught for speeding in this 4.5 liter V8 machine.

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    Jesus_Dean
    Most guitarists can be proud to have their own signature guitar, but a gddamn Ferrari....? Jealous much? :
    Kenjamin91
    I couldn't see myself spending that much on a car even if I was filthy f***ing rich. 4.6 million dollars can do so much more than buy a car.
    OceansBetweenUs
    Maiden95 wrote: Hey, when you got it, spend it.
    Truth - but I do think it looks silly when he sells off some of his possessions for charity donations (ie other people paying $$$ for stuff he bought for a coupel grand/got for free) and then turns around to buy a car that costs more than a lot of people make in their entire lives.
    madnaz
    You'd do whatever the **** you wanted and more if you were Eric Clapton...and you all know it
    bastards
    Clapton is probably just living out his race car driver fantasy I don't blame him
    mschup27
    Kenjamin91 wrote: I couldn't see myself spending that much on a car even if I was filthy f***ing rich. 4.6 million dollars can do so much more than buy a car.
    agree
    Suckerpunchme! wrote: Can't spend it when you're dead. I'd say Clapton has more than earned it. Enjoy!
    but also agree. I dont know, if I was his age, I might be privy to blowing a lot of my fortune. And to everyone hating on him, he has raised a LOT of money for charity. I mean a shit ton.
    IPwnBabies
    Plagueheart wrote: And there are people dying of hunger in the world...
    Thats their own fault...
    Minivirus2
    4.6 mil on a Ferrari and all it takes is one asshat sending a text to **** it up royaly... Why not save a bit of cash, put maybe a couple hundred thousand (still going to get you a spectacular car) and donate a mil or so to your charity? I just can't fathom throwing away that kind of money on a car.
    ne14t
    Plagueheart wrote: And there are people dying of hunger in the world...
    Wooooo Wooooo here comes the sympathy train, next stop NobodyCarestown... He will get caught speeding while high on Cocaine, come on its Clapton were talking about.
    Fluoxetine
    It is better than my car lol. Actually I always wanted a classic Trans Am with the wave light like Nightriders Kitt.Like to have the turbo boost too,as it would be like,see ya Clapton!!!!
    Starmaker
    IPwnBabies wrote: Plagueheart wrote: And there are people dying of hunger in the world... Thats their own fault...
    Care to elaborate on that?
    GenerationKILL
    I dunno why Clapton butchered the 458 Italia like that, it now looks like a McLaren.... The Italia is a BEAST of a Ferrari, and one of the few GOOD things to come out of there in a LONG time...
    Raven_Flight
    Funny thing is that when he is gone, that will be Eric Clapton's ex-Ferrari and it will probably be worth a couple more millions.
    LedZepFan543
    I would rather have the 458 honestly but if I was gonna throw down millions on a car why not buy the fastest production car? Veyron S
    foopeppers
    I am happy for the guy, but as a car enthusiast, I really think he should have just bought a standard 458, its sooo much better looking than the "Clapton" Ferrari. would have saved him a few mil too...
    CSMusic
    I still prefer the Testarossa over all and the regular 458 is nicer than this thing of Clapton's. I love Ferraris, but honestly....no car is worth 4.6 million. No car.
    DZCunuck
    looks a lot like a BB512. especially the front grill and the tail lights.
    Chad11491
    LedZepFan543 wrote: I would rather have the 458 honestly but if I was gonna throw down millions on a car why not buy the fastest production car? Veyron S
    because the veyron is fugly, lol. Jk man, everyone likes different things.
    Plagueheart
    Anyone mind telling me what's so wrong with my comment? I can't believe how childish this community has become, it's like I'm surrounded by 15 year old new-to-metal fans again.
    PsiGuy60
    ne14t wrote: He will get caught speeding while high on Cocaine, come on its Clapton were talking about.
    Nah. Drugs-era Clapton, maybe. Modern Clapton is practically the exact opposite of what he used to be.
    perko1
    has music really gotten to the point where you have to talk about a how a guitarist sold his ferrari?
    hawk5211
    So the original plan for EC getting a custom Ferrari was that he wanted the 6L V12 from the 599 in a 458 body. For some reason that didn't happen. Badass car either way. Everyone moaning, kindly stuff it.
    PureEvo
    DZCunuck wrote: looks a lot like a BB512. especially the front grill and the tail lights.
    That was the plan. And the BB was one of the worst looking Ferraris...
    MrDo0m
    Imagine how much women you could get cruising around in a custom Ferrari built in your name... I guess being a legendary guitar player couldn't hurt either.
    CSMusic
    umbrella666 wrote: Eh it looks ok...I'm not quite sure what makes it worth $4.6 mil though.
    Because it's "one of a kind". Truly, nothing makes it worth 4.6 million and it definitely did not cost Ferrari anywhere near 4.6 million to actually build it. The argument against this is always "oh well, if he has the money let him spend it".....Just because you're rich and can afford it, doesn't mean the item in question isn't insanely over-priced and the consumer isn't being screwed. Even if it takes several pages to print his/her bank account balance.