The cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar seems to have sold his 360 Modena Ferrari, which was a presented to him by F1 legend Michael Schumacher. This sure has attracted a lot of negative publicity towards Sachin Tendulkar. This sports car that was gifted to Tendulkar is expected to be worth £103,000.
A Surat businessman has purchased this car and came out to the media about this.
Jayesh Desai, Chairman of Raj Hans group, said he purchased the car a fortnight ago.
“I have bought the 360 Modena Ferrari car directly from Sachin Tendulkar with all legal documents,” Desai told PTI, but declined to reveal the price.
“It was my dream to drive a Ferrari and now my dream has come true,” Desai, who has a passion for driving luxury cars, said.
“Kindly ask me only about the car and nothing about Sachin,” he said when asked if he and Tendulkar were friends or had known each other.
In August 2003, the finance ministry had exempted Tendulkar from paying around Rs 1.13 crore (approximately USD 245,000) towards import duty for the vehicle, valued at Rs 75 lakh (approximately USD 162,600).
The car was gifted to him by FIAT, which manufactures the premium Ferrari cars and endorsed by Tendulkar, after the Indian batting legend equalled Don Bradman”s tally of 29 Test centuries.
Ferrari”s Formula One driver Schumacher presented the car on behalf of the company to Tendulkar when the two met in 2002 at Silverstone, England.