Want the ultimate toy for track day hoonage? Do you have huevos the size of grapefruit, and a bank account to match? If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, then a Florida exotic car dealer has what you’ve been looking for. Up for grabs is Jean Alesi’s Ferrari Typo 642, as raced in the 1991 season. It comes with a turbocharged 3.5 liter, 60 valve, 4 cam V12 motor, which should be good for around 700 horsepower. In case you’ve forgotten, 1991 was long before the introduction of launch control, traction control or any other electronic driver aid. Aerodynamics were primitive by today’s standard, so when a beast like this loses grip, you’re in for some sudden, high speed adventure.
If you want to add it to your collection, the asking price is $700,000. I’m not really up on the prices of used grand prix racers from the past 20 years, but that sounds a bit optimistic for a car that never won a race and was campaigned by Alesi for less than a year. As Alesi replaced Nigel Mansell at Ferrari, it’s possible he also raced the chassis in 1990, but there’s no documentation on this. If you’ve got to have it, you’ll pay the asking price, but for those just looking for a vintage grand prix car, my advice is to keep shopping.