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27 May 2017

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Lot 131

2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

  • Chassis no. ZFFGT61B000146056

€550.000 - €600.000

Documents: German Fahrzeugbrief


  • One of only 43 manual-transmission examples
  • Two owners and 15,000 kilometres from new
  • Rare factory carbon fibre racing seats


Offering a completely different approach to top-down motoring from its predecessor, the 550 Barchetta, Ferrari’s 575 Superamerica utilized a unique Revochromico rotating hardtop to allow driver and passenger both the thrills of top-down motoring with almost no loss in practicality, as trunk space remained virtually unchanged. At the same time, with paddle-shift transmissions gaining steam in the marketplace and ever-growing popularity with Ferrari’s clients, fewer and fewer Ferraris with a traditional gated shift and third pedal were leaving the factory, and only 43 manual-transmission equipped 575 Superamericas would leave the factory gates before production concluded.

One such manual-transmission Superamerica, this particular example was originally finished in its present shade of Rosso Corsa with a Nero interior with carbon fibre trim and exceptionally rare carbon fibre racing seats, and it was delivered new to its first owner in Austria. The car was acquired by its second owner and imported to Germany 10 years ago and has remained with him ever since. In his ownership, the car was fitted with a sportier exhaust, but it is important to note that the original exhaust will accompany the car. The car’s last service was done at Edo Competizione in Ahlen, Germany, and it has accumulated 2,000 kilometres since. More recently, the car has been fitted with brand new tyres front and rear.

Arguably the most desirable variant of the 575 platform, manual-transmission Superamericas are seldom seen and highly sought after, as they combine the perfect combination of open-air practicality and sporting elegance. Offered from the collection of its second owner with only 15,000 kilometres on its odometer, it will surely prove to be a wonderful grand tourer for its third custodian.





• Uno dei soli 43 esemplari di 575 Superamerica costruiti dotati di cambio manuale
• Due proprietari e 15.000 chilometri da nuova
• Equipaggiata dalla fabbrica con i rari sedili da corsa in fibra di carbonio

Proponendo un approccio completamente diverso, rispetto alla precedente 550 Barchetta, ai viaggi in automobile con il tetto aperto, la Ferrari 575 Superamerica ha utilizzato un tetto rigido rotante Revochromico per consentire sia al guidatore sia al passeggero il brivido del viaggio a tetto aperto, senza quasi alcuna perdita di funzionalità, visto che lo spazio a disposizione nel vano bagagli è rimasto, praticamente, invariato. Allo stesso tempo, con le trasmissioni automatiche con le palette di comando manuale al volante sempre più diffuse sia sul mercato sia tra i clienti Ferrari, sono state prodotte sempre meno Ferrari con la tradizionale griglia della leva del cambio ed il terzo pedale. Alla fine della produzione sono state solo 43 le 575 Superamerica dotate di cambio meccanico che hanno varcato le porte dello stabilimento.

La vettura offerta è esattamente una di queste Superamerica dotate di cambio manuale, originariamente finita nell’attuale tonalità di Rosso Corsa con interni Nero con finiture in fibra di carbonio ed i rarissimi sedili da corsa in fibra di carbonio, ed è stata consegnata al suo primo proprietario in Austria. La vettura è stata acquistata dal suo secondo, ed attuale, proprietario 10 anni fa, quando è stata importata in Germania. E’ stato questo secondo proprietario a dotare la macchina di uno scarico più sportivo, ma, è importante notare che, lo scarico originale accompagnerà la macchina. L’ultimo tagliando della vettura è stato fatto preso la Edo Competizione di Ahlen, in Germania e, da allora, la macchina ha percorso 2.000 chilometri mentre più recentemente è stata equipaggiata con 4 pneumatici nuovi.

Probabilmente la variante più desiderabile della serie 575, le Superamerica con cambio manuale si vedono raramente e sono molto ricercate, in quanto uniscono la perfetta combinazione di eleganza sportiva alla piacevolezza del tetto apribile. Offerta dalla collezione del suo secondo proprietario, con soli 15 mila chilometri percorsi, sarà sicuramente in grado di poter essere una splendida granturismo anche con il terzo proprietario.

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