2018 Ferrari California T 70th Anniversary
$275,000 - $325,000
RM | Auctions - AUBURN FALL 29 AUGUST - 1 SEPTEMBER 2019 - Offered on Saturday
- 70th Anniversary livery no. 42: the Daytona
- Inspired by the 365 GTB/4 Cannonball winning car (chassis no. 1427)
- Presented with less than 850 miles; single-owner example
- Equipped with desirable handling package
- Rare opportunity to acquire bespoke Tailor Made Ferrari
- Accompanied with copy of window sticker
Eager to showcase the capabilities of its Tailor Made department, rather than produce a special, limited-edition model for its 70th anniversary, Ferrari instead decided to highlight some of its most interesting vehicles on the canvas of its current production models. Utilizing the F12, GTC/4 Lusso, California T, 488 GTB and 488 Spider as a basis, Ferrari designed 70 different and unique liveries, each to represent a model or individual car central to its history, from the earliest 125 to the 458 Speciale Aperta. Allowing the Tailor Made department to flex its muscles, Ferrari showed its clients that while the next 70 years will certainly have lots to look forward to, it is not forgetting its past.
Of the 70 different liveries, the one worn by this California T is one of the later liveries, specifically ‘the Daytona,’ which celebrated the 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4. Externally, the car is painted in Blu NART with a matching hardtop. Its wing mirrors and front and rear skirting are finished in Argento Nürburgring. Inside, the dashboard and steering wheel are covered in black leather, while the seats and lower dashboard wear a high-quality Connolly Rosso leather with black Daytona inserts to mimic that of the original. The carpets are also in Connolly Rosso and made of a material called mycroprestige, which was developed specifically for Ferrari and is soft to the touch. Argento Nürburgring aluminum trim can also be found on the shift paddles, upper dashboard, center console, and footrests, tying the exterior and interior together beautifully.
Further options on this car include painted “Alluminio” calipers, yellow Scuderia shields, and 20-inch forged, painted wheels. The car is also fitted with the extremely desirable handling package. With regards to the interior, options such as the Cavalino stitched headrests, a yellow tachometer, full electric seats, and leather headline finished in Nero black make the car absolutely spectacular in its appearance. When delivered new, it featured an MSRP valued at just over $364,000, a deserving price for such a bespoke car with over $161,000 in options.
Delivered new to its first and only owner through Classic Car Imports LLC of Palm Harbor, FL, this particular car has only traveled less than 850 miles and remains in virtually as-new condition throughout. The California Ts boasting 70th Anniversary liveries remain the most desirable examples of their breed, celebrating the race-bred nature of the brand while remaining comfortable and practical enough to be used on a daily basis. This one-off California celebrating the Cannonball-winning 365 GTB/4 would be an exciting addition to any collection.