2008 Ferrari 599 GTB
$225,000 - $275,000
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 2019 - Offered on: Thursday, January 17, 2019
- Eye-catching color combination of red over yellow leather
- Just 6,600 miles from new
Ferrari’s first major revision on their front-engine V-12 platform after the 550 and 575 Maranellos, the 599 GTB was introduced to great fanfare at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. With a 5,999-cc V-12 engine (hence its nomenclature) derived from the Enzo at its heart, this was a groundbreaking Ferrari in many regards. Although it was touted as a dual-purpose grand touring and sports car, the 599, even with all its luxury accoutrements, could easily outmatch the performance of Ferrari’s iconic F40, speaking to the progress of both Ferrari and the automotive industry over the course of the past two decades. A sprint to 62 mph from a standstill could be achieved in 3.2 seconds, leading to a top speed of over 205 mph.
Boasting perhaps one of the most eye-catching color combinations to have ever left Maranello, this Rosso Corsa 599 GTB is certainly not for the faint of heart. Upon, closer inspection, the bright red paintwork is not what catches the eye, but the contrasting interior color of bright yellow. The lower portion of the dash, as well as the carbon fiber bucket seats with Daytona-style inserts are yellow, while the top portion of the dash and steering wheel are trimmed in Rosso leather. Further accentuating the difference in color, contrasting stitching is utilized throughout, with red stitching on yellow leather and yellow stitching used on red leather. Both the doors and the rear parcel shelf are trimmed in both red and yellow leather.
Produced in May of 2008, according to the accompanying CARFAX, the car was delivered new to California and remained with its first owner for just over 4.5 years in Nevada. With its subsequent owners, the car remained in California before moving to the East Coast with its current custodian. Furthermore, the car is accompanied by its original car cover, tool kit, and original manuals.
For the individual looking to stand out from the crowd, this 599 GTB most certainly fits the bill.