2005 Ferrari Superamerica
$325,000 - $375,000
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 16 - 17 JANUARY 2020 - Offered on Thursday
- One of only 170 produced for the U.S. market
- Unusual and rare color scheme of Verde over Crema
- Major service by Ferrari of Denver in 2017
- New Revocromico hardtop replaced by Scottsdale Ferrari
- Driven just under 11,250 original miles
Please note that this car DOES have the desired GTC package.
Ferrari’s constant endeavor to one-up itself with each new model is no small feat, and the 575-based Superamerica is no exception. Marketed by Ferrari at the time as the world’s fastest convertible car, its blend of stunning speed, elegant design, and specially designed, retractable hardtop makes it one of the finest convertible coupes ever offered by Ferrari. Most notable is the patented Revocromico hardtop. Utilizing carbon fiber and special electrochromic glass, the Superamerica’s rotating roof transforms into a convertible at the flick of a switch. In coupe form with the roof in place, the transparency can also be adjusted between its lightest clear and darkest opaque settings.
Based on the drivetrain of the 575M Maranello, the Superamerica boasted a higher-output version of Ferrari’s then flagship 5.7-liter V-12 by modifying the flow rate of the intake tracts and relieving back pressure in the exhaust system. The updated engine produced 532 hp at 7,250 rpm, while torque remained an impressive 434 foot-pounds at 5,250 rpm. Upon opening the hood, the car establishes a swagger-like presence by showing off its large Rosso Corsa–colored intake covers adorned by the famed prancing horse on top of its ever-so-imposing V-12.
This Superamerica, showing just under 11,250 miles on the odometer, was painted in the unusual and rare color of Verde over a Crema leather interior and may well be the only example finished in that combination. Scuderia racing shields adorn the car’s front fenders, while yellow brake calipers neatly hide behind the stellar three-piece modular wheels. Moving to the high-quality interior, the Crema leather trim extends to the sporty Daytona-style seats and contrasting red piping. The chosen “chairs” are reminiscent of those found in the original 365 GTB/4 Daytona, a sign of true Ferrari connoisseurship. Furthermore, and for a touch of modernity, carbon trim is featured on the paddle shifters, steering wheel, center console, and doors.
In February 2017 the car underwent a major service as well as a thorough inspection at Ferrari of Denver. Notably, the timing belt was replaced, along with the tension-belt pulley, followed by air filters and a fluid change. The car’s hood and trunk gas struts were also replaced. Lastly, the engine was properly cleaned and detailed. Most recently, the Revocromico convertible hardtop was replaced by Scottsdale Ferrari.
It can be assumed that of the 170 Superamericas produced for the U.S. market, few others, if any, were finished in this attractive color combination. With relatively low mileage and properly serviced, including a new top, this Superamerica is a fine addition to the stable of any Ferrari enthusiast.