London

Marlborough House
5 November 2022
Lot 123

2006 Ferrari Superamerica

Offered from The Gran Turismo Collection

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£189,750 GBP | Sold

United Kingdom | London, United Kingdom

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Chassis No.
ZFFGT61C000146645
Engine No.
102654
Documents
UK V5
  • Part of The Gran Turismo Collection
  • One of just 63 examples supplied new to the UK
  • Finished in Giallo Fly over a Nero leather interior; specified new with the “Fiorano” Handling Package
  • Odometer reads just 15,439 miles at time of cataloguing
  • Accompanied by Ferrari warranty booklet, Becker radio manual, and instructions for fitment of roof cover

In 2005, Ferrari introduced the Superamerica, offering open-top motoring for all seasons. Though visually similar to the 575M coupé, the Superamerica benefitted from a specially designed retractable hardtop roof, which enabled the grand tourer to quickly turn from coupé to convertible. Built out of carbon fibre and electrochromic glass materials, the “Revocromico” rotating roof is activated at the flick of a switch. While in coupé form, with the panel in place, the level of transparency can also be adjusted.

Following Ferrari’s proud tradition of class-leading front-engined V-12s, the Superamerica was praised not only for its clever styling, but its fantastic handling capabilities. Though it shared the 575M drivetrain, the V-12 powerplant was lightly modified. Ferrari claimed a total output of 532 horsepower, with torque reaching an impressive 434 lb ft at 5,250 rpm. At the time, Ferrari marketed the Superamerica as the world’s fastest convertible, rating its top speed at an impressive 199 mph.

Leaving the factory finished in Grigio Silverstone over a Nero leather interior, this Superamerica was one of 63 examples delivered to the UK. It was registered by its first owner on 18 March 2006. Well optioned, this example was supplied with brake callipers finished in “Aluminium” paint, “Daytona”-style seat trim, Scuderia shields, Grigio Chiaro stitching, Becker Traffic Pro, and importantly, the “Fiorano” Handling Package. The first owner covered approximately 4,000 miles, before the second owner acquired this 575 Superamerica in June 2007, retaining the car until February 2013. The current owner registered the car in February 2013. In 2015, he took the decision to have all his open-top Ferraris painted in yellow, and this 575 was refinished in Giallo Fly by Dick Lovett Ferrari.

Part of The Gran Turismo Collection since 2013, the owner has fastidiously maintained this vehicle. Service records date back to 2009, and the car has a valid UK MoT until August 2023. The Ferrari received a major service at H.R. Owen on 7 September 2022, at a cost of £7,499. The odometer read just 15,429 miles at the time of cataloguing. Importantly, the Revocromico roof was found to be fully operational when tested on 3 October 2022.

As one of just 63 Superamericas delivered new to the UK, this low-mileage, well-maintained open-topped Ferrari presents an opportunity not to be missed.