PHOENIX – When it comes to American fashion, no name is more instantly recognisable than Tommy Hilfiger. While he has firmly established himself as a fashion mogul, many do not know that Hilfiger is also an ardent automotive enthusiast. His keen eye was drawn to the Ferrari Enzo. The marque’s flagship supercar at the time of its launch in 2002, the model is now a certified collectible. Hilfiger’s 2003 Ferrari Enzo is set to storm into RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction this January with plenty of eyes on it. Ahead of the sale, we sat down with Hilfiger to learn more about the car and his passion for automobiles.
TOMMY HILFIGER. PHOTO BY PETER GREGOIRE.
What drew you to the Ferrari Enzo?
I love Ferraris. Tommy Hilfiger sponsored the team, and I designed the F1 uniforms during the Schumacher years. When the Enzo launched, Jean Todt and Luca di Montezemolo made sure I got one. When it comes to Ferraris, I also love the 458 Speciale, the California, the older Daytonas and LaFerrari.
What else is or has been in your collection?
I've bought and sold cars for many years. I also have Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Range Rovers, and vintage American cars. Some are works of art!
TOMMY HILFIGER’S 2003 FERRARI ENZO TO BE OFFERED IN RM SOTHEBY’S: ARIZONA AUCTION ON 19–20 JANUARY 2017.
Why part with the car now?
My lifestyle is changing. I don't drive fast sports cars like I used to; rather, these days, I prefer driving my Rolls-Royce Dawn or my Maybach.
Do you see a connection between cars and fashion?
Cars are similar to fashion in that they are always evolving in style!