I’m sometimes blown away by the cost of F1 memorabilia. Helmets that have never been worn by the heroes’ colours they bare fetch thousands, as do cylinders that never made the grade and autographed posters that were the signing job of two seconds.
If you want to feel close to a world champion racing driver, surely the savviest move is to buy his house.
Emerson Fittipaldi is here to help. Not only did the Brazilian win two F1 titles while growing sideburns like a bronzed butcher, he also has an eye for interior design. He bought the Key Biscayne mansion below for $1,775,000 in 1992 and with it some luck, for he won his second Indy 500 the following year.
The 1983-built two-storey house, located at 161 Cape Florida Drive, is classic open plan with a high-ceiling living room spilling into a dining room, and six bedroom suites and six-and-a-half bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout offer fab views of the beautiful surrounding Florida landscape. There’s also a professional-standard kitchen, a media room, home gym, a self-cleaning pool and a deck with boatlift.
It’s on the market for $13.8 million. Maybe not a bargain, but cooler than a signed cap, right?
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