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After unloading a Lamborghini, Eric Clapton is now selling his Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1

Eric Clapton's Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 is up for sale.

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Eric Clapton has been busy divesting himself of a few members of his automotive collection. First it was his 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, now his Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 is up for sale. GVE London has listed the Ferrari on Auto Trader for £89,900.

Clapton's long been known as an avid car enthusiast. While his favorite brand is Ferrari, there have been a few others that shaped his passion from a 1938 Cadillac Fleetwood to a 1967 Mini Cooper. The Mini Cooper has a fabulous story behind it. The car originally belonged to Beatles guitarist George Harrison who had it decorated with psychedelic images inspired by the book "Tantra Art" in 1967. Harrison gave the car to Clapton but then took it back just two years later.

The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 is one of Clapton's most desirable cars though Clapton has gone on record saying that his Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is the one he prefers. It is a grand tourer designed by Pininfarina. It was in production for just five model years - 2007 to 2012.

GVE London: FERRARI 599 GTB FIORANO (2007) www.youtube.com

This model features a contrasting Nero Daytona Black paint job and a Castoror Light Brown interior. A Bose HiFi System has been installed. The Ferrari also has monolithic 20-inch alloys and the renowned Scuderia Ferrari shields.

Its 6.0-liter V12 engine can get from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The car has a top speed of 205 mph.

Auto Trader's YouTube Director, Rory Reid says: "The legend that is Eric Clapton is renowned for his classic car collection – after his music career of course – and it's well known how much he loves his Ferraris. He's even made use of Ferrari's secretive One-Off Programme in the past for a reported £3million, so you know he's not messing around!

"This particular Ferrari 599 is stunning and so well-maintained. The fact it received Eric Clapton's seal of approval before being sold on makes it that much more special. For a blues lover, who also has the money for it, this is a perfect buy on Auto Trader."

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Dream job alert

You could become Dodge's Chief Donut Maker

You can apply to become a Dodge ambassador with some great perks.

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One lucky person is about to win the car enthusiast's job of a lifetime, though only for a year. Beginning today, Dodge is accepting applications for its new and temporary Chief Donut Maker

If the title alone isn't enough to make the job sound appealing, the benefits are seemingly endless. The lucky new Dodge "employee" will pick up a $150,000 salary, along with the opportunity to drive an SRT Hellcat company car for the year. Additionally, the winner will participate in all manner of racing and car-related events, take courses at Radford Racing School, and get a load of Dodge-branded clothing.

Dodge is Hiring a Chief Donut Maker www.youtube.com

If you're reading this and thinking it sounds like a blast - you're right. There's a catch, however, which comes in the form of an intense consideration process that culminates in a racing event with a pro driver on a closed course. A panel of judges will evaluate the video entries, and wrestler Bill Goldberg will oversee the race between the top ten finalists. Dodge says the series of eliminations will air like a reality TV show, with the winner being revealed in the final episode.

Today is the opening day of the application period. You have until February 28 to submit your short video, which can be a maximum of two minutes. Get busy making your video and head here to submit it before the deadline.

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Automotive auction

Mecum Auctions is ready for 2022

The Mecum Kissimmee Auction will feature a handful of rare, low-mileage supercars.

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Today marks the end of 2021, and 2022 is looking to be an exciting one for auto enthusiasts. Mecum Auctions, one of the most prominent and popular automotive auction companies around, is ready for the year with its Kissimmee 2022 auction. Though the event takes place over an eleven-day period, the automotive portion of the auction takes place from January 6 through January 16 in Kissimmee, FL.

2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale Low-mileage exotics are just the start. Mecum

Many auto auctions feature impressive vehicles, and this one is no exception. Everything from a 725-mile 2016 Pagani Huayra to a crew of classic Corvettes will cross the block, and there will be a few full-collection auctions. The Don Salmon Collection features 62 American muscle cars, including Corvettes, Impalas, Mustangs, and more. The Gary Thomas Collection is on offer as well, featuring 33 Ford and Shelby vehicles.

In addition to classic American cars, a collection of six low-mileage supercars are on offer, including #100/106 McLaren Speedtail with just 194 miles, a 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale with 57 miles, a 2021 Ferrari 812 GTS with 138 miles, and a 2021 Ferrari F8 Spider with 66 miles. Two Mercedes-AMG cars join that impressive group, including a 2018 AMG GT R and a 2020 AMG GT R.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe As usual, the auction will feature several rare American muscle cars. Mecum

If you're hoping to bid on a lot at the auction, registration is available online and on-site at the event. The cost to register is $200, but if you just want to look around, you can buy a general admission ticket for $20 in advance or $30 at the door.

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