<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336

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Lot 23
2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica
Design by Pininfarina

US$ 350,000 - 450,000
£ 270,000 - 350,000
Amended
2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica
VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019
Design by Pininfarina

5,748cc 48-Valve DOHC V12 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
515bhp at 7,250rpm
6-Speed F1 Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Carbon Ceramic Disc Brakes

*Desirable limited-edition Superamerica
*Stunning Blu Mirabeau over Beige and Blu Scurro livery
*Offered with Ferrari Classiche Certification red book, books, tools, and window sticker
*Desirably optioned with GTC package


THE 575M SUPERAMERICA

With the introduction of the 550 Maranello in 1996, Ferrari returned to its tradition of building front-engined V12 sports cars; resurrecting a line that had remained dormant since the demise of the 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" in 1974. Car magazine was understandably enthusiastic, "The Maranello needs no excuses: it is right-minded, a return to traditional values, albeit values and standards that tower high above those set by the Daytona when it shuffled off to extinction a quarter of a century ago."

The heart of any Ferrari is its engine, and the 550 Maranello's 48-valve, 5.5-liter V12 developed 485bhp at 7,000rpm, some 100-or-so horsepower more than the Daytona's. Ferrari had discovered long ago that providing optimum balance in a front-engined sports car necessitated the use of a rear transaxle, and the Maranello's came with six speeds. The power train was housed in a tubular steel chassis, to which was attached aluminum coachwork, while the all-independent suspension incorporated dual-mode (normal/sports) damping, switch-selectable by the driver, complemented by speed-sensitive power-assisted steering.

Styled by Pininfarina like its illustrious "Daytona" predecessor, the 550 Maranello was similarly proportioned, adopting the classical combination of long bonnet, small cabin, and truncated tail. The body's aerodynamics were developed in the wind tunnel, where hours of testing ensured that the minimum of drag was combined with constant downforce regardless of set up; an important consideration in a 200mph road car. Styling details (e.g. the bonnet air scoop and hot air outlets behind the front wheelarches) recalled the great Competizione Ferraris of the past. In particular, the immortal 250 GTO, while the tail incorporated Ferrari's characteristic twin circular lights. Featuring a luxuriously appointed leather interior, this new generation Gran Turismo recalled and honored its iconic forebears with aplomb.

In 2004, Ferrari released a limited run of 559 examples of a striking and innovative convertible, the Superamerica. Drawing its name from the iconic Pininfarina designed Lampredi V12-powered GT cars of the 1950s and '60s, the 199mph 575M Superamerica retained the Coupé's mechanicals together with its general design, while featuring a unique pivoting photo-chromic roof. The work of Pininfarina's chief stylist Leonardo Fioravanti, creator of the legendary 365 GTB/4 "Daytona," it was the first roof of its kind ever fitted to a production car and was built using a carbon fiber frame integrated with electro-chromatic glass. The transparency of the glass could be adjusted from within the cabin to transmit varying amounts of light; letting in approximately the same amount of light as a conventional glass sunroof at its lightest setting and only 1% of the sun's rays at its darkest. With the press of a button, the Superamerica can be transformed into a convertible, with the roof rotating back to rest flush with the boot lid in just 10 seconds.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

One of just 559 built, this fine example has covered less than 13,000 miles from new. Furthermore, the top-of-the-line Superamerica is finished in a rarely seen Blue Mirabeau over beige and blue leather. A number of desirable options were included upon purchase of the Gran Tourer: the carbon interior package with racing seats, special leather features and stitching, a HiFi stereo with CD changer, and the GTC package. This includes modular rims, ceramic brakes, Tubi Exhaust, and a further performance tuned suspension. The enormous power from the 515hp 48-valve V12 is sent through Ferrari's innovative F1 paddle shift gearbox developed from their dominant Formula 1 racing cars.

Delivered new to a Ferrari cognoscenti in Southern California, the vehicle was sparingly used for two years, before trading hands to its second, and most recent, owner in 2007. A serviced and maintained example, it is reported that this Superamerica has had its last timing belt service in October 2014 at 11,324 miles, last annual service in March 2016 at 11,931 miles, and its most recent oil change a few months ago at 12,715 miles. Most importantly, this Ferrari has been Classiche approved and its red book is anticipated to arrive. Many of the peripherals will accompany the car upon purchase (e.g. the service and warranty records, books, tools, and window sticker).

Beautifully kept and well-maintained, this Superamerica looks incredibly fresh and resides in the type of condition one would expect for such a pampered example. These rare cars have become increasingly desirable in recent years, as is witnessed with the consistent interest in the rare open versions of Ferraris GT models. Here you can enjoy open top motoring in a true V12 front-engine Ferrari Grand Turismo.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this Superamerica was awarded the coveted Platinum Award at the 2018 Cavallino Classic Concours d'Elegance. Additionally note, the title for this vehicle is in transit.
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<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
<b>2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica</b><br />VIN. ZFFGT61A450142019<br />Engine no. 96336
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