Open Roads, North America | Lot 152
2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 'Manual'
$210,000 - $230,000 USD | Not Sold
| Sacramento, California
23 - 30 July 2020
- Presented in attractive Nero over Nero
- Desirable six-speed manual transmission
- Recent service in May 2020; included timing belts and tensioners
- Offered with 25,630 miles
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, built to replace the 456 model as well as commemorate the legendary coachbuilder, Scaglietti, saw the rebirth of a more elegant and sophisticated four-seater Ferrari. The new 612 would gracefully carry the spirit of the original 2+2 Ferrari, the 250 GTE.
The car first debuted in 2004 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Immediately, it was considered the premier V-12 grand tourer. The 612, designed by Ken Okuyama and Frank Stephenson of Pininfarina, would incorporate a number of visual cues from Ferrari’s legendary one-off 375 MM “Rossellini-Bergman” coupe speciale. The slender headlights along with the pressed front fenders and doors elegantly pay homage to the exotic original. It was Okuyama’s and Stephenson’s vision that would ultimately bring the 612 to life.
However, underneath its stylish body lies a technological marvel. The 612 is powered by the 575 Maranello’s 5.7-liter V-12, a jewel of an engine. Owners had the option of mating a six-speed F1-style semi-automatic transmission or a traditional analog manual gearbox. In an effort to ensure the 612 would be a proper driver’s car, the transmission was placed in the rear, increasing its overall handling dynamics. And a top speed of 199 miles per hour, the 612 Scaglietti not only afforded travel at a high rate of speed but doing so in supreme comfort.
This 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is finished in the desirable color combination of Nero over Nero. This 612 is arguably among the most desirable of the 2000s Ferraris as it features the coveted six-speed manual transmission. It proudly bears the fender-mounted Scuderia shields and rides on 19-inch modular wheels with prancing horse center caps. The large wheels conceal red-painted brake calipers.
The interior is trimmed in Nero leather with Daytona-style seats featuring deviating Rosso piping and stitching. The console is trimmed in Rosso leather, providing a wonderful contrast to the rest of the interior. Additional features include a red rev counter and Ferrari’s very own radio unit. The cockpit of a 612 Scaglietti is well laid out and is truly special place for any grand touring enthusiast.
The car was sold new in November of 2004 through ALGAR Ferrari of Philadelphia to its first owner, a Kentucky resident. It has subsequently lived most of its life between Florida and California. It has been well looked after with service records dating back to 2008. A recent servicing by Capital City European in May of 2020 totaled just over $8,000 and included timing belts and tensioners. The Ferrari has covered 25,630 miles and is accompanied by owner’s manuals with leather pouch as well as service records.