Diego Maradona was one of only two footballers in the world who won the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. But, aside from Golden Balls and other sports trophies, Maradona owned a fascinating collection of exotic cars which included his first Porsche 924 listed for sale on JamesEdition in 2010, an iconic black Testarossa, a BMW i8, and a Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The 924, built in Germany in 1979, was transferred to Argentina at the special request of the then 19-year-old footballer. In 2010, this car with a 125 HP engine and mileage of just below 40,000 mi. (64,374 km) was put on the market with a price tag of $500,000.
In 2020, a similar 1981 black Porsche 924 (with less-renowned previous owners) is available for approx. $112,928.
Maradona bought a black Testarossa in 1987 when red was the only color available for Ferraris. The footballer became the third Ferrari customer (after Silvester Stallone and Michel Jackson) to park a black Testarossa in his garage.
A black Ferrari Testarossa still is considered a rare find. Currently, only two of these cars (built in 1988 and in 1990) are available for sale on JamesEdition with prices ranging from $112,000-159,000.
This car was one of Maradona’s latest purchases. The footballer bought the i8 while coaching in the UAE.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost, one of the cars that Maradona used frequently in recent years, reportedly is included in his inheritance which is estimated to be around $90 million.