High anxiety for fans of Ferraris after crash In Los Angeles, detectives are looking into the crash of one of only 400 Enzos By BOB POOL Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES - It was a SigAlert made for Malibu. A red Ferrari Enzo — one of only 400 made and worth more than $1 million — broke apart Tuesday when it crested a hill on Pacific Coast Highway going 120 mph and slammed into a power pole. The driver reportedly leapt from the wreckage and ran into the canyon, evading a three-hour search by a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department helicopter and a mountain search-and-rescue team. The crash did not result in serious injuries. But it sent shockwaves through both the tabloid and exotic car worlds as one group wondered if the driver was a celebrity — and the other mourned the loss of a hand-built car revered by many as a work of art. The car was certain to be owned by someone rich, if not famous. Actor Nicolas Cage owns one. And Malibu local Britney Spears has been chased in a Ferrari by the paparazzi. But by day's end the tabloids were disappointed to learn that the demolished car had been owned by a Swedish millionaire with no Screen Actor's Guild card. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators identified him as Stefan Eriksson, 44, a Bel-Air resident. Officials are trying to determine whether he is the noted Swedish game designer who created car-racing themed video games. Authorities said Eriksson claimed to be a passenger in the Ferrari, which he said was being driven by a German acquaintance he knew only as Dietrich. One witness said the Ferrari appeared to be racing with a Mercedes SLR northbound along the coastal highway when the accident occurred around 6 a.m. "It took out the pole and part of the car went another 600 feet," Sgt. Philip Brooks said. "There were 1,200 feet of debris out there." While Eriksson said that "Dietrich" ran up a hill toward the canyon road and disappeared, Brooks said detectives are far from convinced they have the whole story. "(Eriksson) had a .09 blood-alcohol level, but if he's a passenger, that's OK," Brooks said. "But he had a bloody lip, and only the air bag on the driver's side had blood on it. The passenger side air bag did not. My Scooby-Doo detectives are looking closely into that." The crash left Ferrari fans anguished. "I'm not surprised the driver ran away. He'd have been strangled by the owner," said Tex Oitto, a Santa Monica graphic artist who edits magazines for Ferrari owners. "This will have a big impact on the local Ferrari community. This was not a car. It was a rolling art form." Ferrari owner Chris Banning, a Beverly Hills writer, characterized the Enzo's destruction as "a tremendous loss" to the automotive world. "He destroyed one of the finest cars on earth, maybe the finest. It's like taking a Van Gogh painting and burning it," said Banning, who is a leader of the Ferrari Owners Club. Ferrari fan Wally Clark, a Villa Park insurance broker who owns two Ferraris — neither of which is an Enzo — said used Enzos currently fetch between $1 million and $1.5 million. "I think the price went up another $100,000 with today's crash," Clark said.