Owen selling Ferrari for £150,000

England footballer Michael Owen is selling a Ferrari for a net-busting £150,000.

The two-door 599 GTB Fiorano F1 in metallic Tour de France blue is up for sale at a dealership in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with only 9,900 miles on the clock and one careful owner.

The striker is currently looking for a new club after his contract with Newcastle United ran out, but the car sale is unlikely to be due to the multi-millionaire being short of cash.

Owen has had £24,000 worth of extras fitted to the 2007 612bhp model, with two years' warranty left.

They include alloy wheels costing £2,500, a £1,350 sat nav system, ceramic brakes worth £11,500, and a leather parcel shelf at a bargain £1,325.

The Lawton Brook dealership advertised the car in Autotrader, describing it as a "stunning car previously belonging to Michael Owen".

"This is the best value 599 on the market today," it said. "Just arrived in stock."

Reports that the injury-plagued star's car struggles to get out of the garage on a regular basis and finds taking corners difficult are unfounded.