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2006 Ferrari F430 GTC

Sold For €511,250

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - MONACO 12 MAY 2018


Chassis No.
2446

Documents: Certificate of Origin

  • Raced at the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans with Joey Foster, Don Kitch Jr and Patrick Dempsey
  • Extensively campaigned by AF Corse in the Italian GT Championship and European Le Mans Series from 2006 to 2011
  • Competed in the FIA CEZ Championship with K&K Racing from 2013–2016
  • Engine serviced by Michelotto in 2016, not driven since
  • Raced at the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans with Joey Foster, Don Kitch Jr and Patrick Dempsey
  • Extensively campaigned by AF Corse in the Italian GT Championship and European Le Mans Series from 2006 to 2011
  • Competed in the FIA CEZ Championship with K&K Racing from 2013–2016
  • Engine serviced by Michelotto in 2016, not driven since

According to its accompanying Certificate of Origin, the F430 GTC presented here, chassis no. 2446, was completed on 18 July 2006 and delivered later that year to AF Corse in its native Italy. The car was only raced at one event that year, in November at the International GT in Barcelona, where it placed 17th overall. The next year would see a much more extensive competition record for chassis no. 2446 in the Italian GT championship. Driven primarily by Andrea Palma and Alberto Cerrai, two other driver pairs also got behind the wheel for a few events: Mathias Moser and Rui Aguas at Oschersleben and Lorenzo Casè and Boris Maletic at Monza and Barcelona. Notable finishes that year included winning both its races at Mugello on 1 July 2007 and finishing 2nd at both Magione and Vallelunga.

Returning with AF Corse for the 2008 season in the Italian GT Championship, Palma and Cerrai would once again get behind the wheel and also shared driving duties with Damien Pasini and Alessandro Bonetti. The car’s only win of the season was in the second race at Vallelunga in April with Pasini and Bonetti, and the pair would land 2446 on the podium twice more that season: at Spa Francorchamps in June and Magny Cours in September.

Two thousand and nine would without a doubt be chassis 2446’s most exciting season. AF Corse partnered with Team Seattle, a racing team that raises funds for the Seattle Children’s Hospital in Washington state, to enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Competing at the 1,000 km of Spa Francorchamps, as well as at Italian GT Championship events at Vallelunga and Magione prior to Le Mans, AF Course decided to use chassis no. 2446 for Le Mans upon being upgraded from reserve to full entry status, after the withdrawal of Gigawave Motorsport’s Aston Martin DBR9 in March of that year.

Drivers for the race would be Team Seattle founder Don Kitch Jr, Joe Foster and Grey’s Anatomy actor and racing driver Patrick Dempsey. This would be Dempsey’s first outing at Le Mans, and the trio placed 30th overall and 9th in class. Each respective lap completed helped to increase pledges for donations resulting in a respectable first Le Mans for Dempsey with the success and skill of he and his teammates directly benefitting a fantastic cause.

Returning to AF Course and the Italian GT Championship for the remainder of the 2009 season, the car scored 2nd and 3rd place finishes at Misano, just one month after Le Mans, and also competed at the 1,000 km of Nürburgring and the 1,000 km of Silverstone before finishing at the top of the podium at Mugello and Monza in September and October of that year. Chassis no. 2446 continued to compete with the team in that series through 2010 and 2011, securing overall wins at Imola in 2010 and Portimao, Misano and Vallelunga in 2011. The car only appeared at one event in 2012 during the Winter Series at Paul Ricard, finishing 10th and 3rd in two races.

In 2013, the car was sold to the K&K racing team, based in Prague, and competed with them in the FIA’s Central European Zone Championship. In their ownership, the engine received a 5,000 km overhaul at Michelotto in April of 2016 and was acquired by its current owner shortly thereafter and never driven since.

Active in racing for almost its entire life, chassis no. 2446 benefits from an extensive racing career throughout Europe, highlighted by its appearance in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans with Team Seattle, AF Course and Patrick Dempsey joining forces to support a worthy cause. It would certainly be impossible to find an F430 GTC with a more interesting history and would certainly revel in returning to the track in the Masters Endurance Legend series.

• Participation aux 24 Heures du Mans 2009 avec Joey Foster, Don Kitch Jr et Patrick Dempsey

• Fréquemment engagée entre 2006 et 2011 par AF Corse dans le Championnat d'Italie des GT et dans les European Le Mans Series

• Participation au Championnat CEZ de la FIA chez K&K Racing de 2013 à 2016

• Entretien moteur effectué par Michelotto en 2016 ; n'a jamais couru depuis

Selon le Certificat d'Origine qui l'accompagne, cette F430 GTC châssis n° 2446 fut produite le 18 juillet 2006 et livrée ensuite à AF Corse, dans son Italie natale. Elle n'a participé cette année-là qu'à une épreuve, l'International GT de Barcelone en novembre, où elle termina 17e au général. L'année suivante la vit participer à bien davantage d'épreuves du championnat italien de GT. Elle fut d'abord pilotée par Andrea Palma et Alberto Cerrai, puis deux autres équipes de pilotes prirent son volant lors de quelques épreuves : Mathias Moser et Rui Aguas à Oschersleben et Lorenzo Casè et Boris Maletic à Monza et à Barcelone. Parmi les résultats de 2007, on retiendra deux victoires à Mugello en juillet et une place de 2e à Magione et à Vallelunga.

Pour la saison 2008 chez AF Corse, Palma et Cerrai se retrouvèrent une fois encore à son volant, qu'ils partagèrent avec Damien Pasini et Alessandro Bonetti. La seule victoire de cette saison fut celle d'avril avec Pasini et Bonetti, lors de la deuxième épreuve de Vallelunga ; ils décrochèrent deux autres podiums, à Spa en juin et à Magny Cours en septembre.

Sans aucun doute, c'est 2009 qui fut la plus belle saison de la 2446. AF Corse était associé pour les 24 Heures du Mans avec Team Seattle, une équipe de course qui levait des fonds pour l'hôpital pédiatrique de Seattle (Etat de Washington). AF Corse avait participé avant le Mans aux 1 000 km de Spa Francorchamps ainsi qu'à des épreuves du championnat d'Italie des GT à Vallelunga et à Magione ; le retrait de l'Aston Martin DB9 de Gigawave Motorsport survenu en mars leur permit d'engager le châssis 2446 au Mans.

Pour cette course, l'équipage se composait de Don Kitch Jr, fondateur du Team Seattle, Joe Foster et Patrick Dempsey, le pilote et acteur de Grey’s Anatomy. C'était la première participation de Dempsey au Mans, et le trio se classa 30e au général et 9e de sa catégorie. Chaque tour effectué se traduisait par des promesses de dons supplémentaires, ce qui fit de ces premiers 24 Heures du Mans de Dempsey un évènement respectable lors duquel le talent et le succès de l'acteur et de ses coéquipiers bénéficièrent directement à une merveilleuse cause.

Pour le reste de la saison 2009, la voiture revint chez AF Corse pour le championnat italien de GT, où elle se classa 2e et 3e à Misano, juste un mois après le Mans ; elle courut aussi les 1 000 km du Nürburgring et de Silverstone avant de terminer au sommet du podium à Mugello et à Monza en septembre et octobre de cette même année. La 2446 continua à courir en 2010 et 2011 avec l'écurie ; elle remporta une victoire au général à Imola en 2010 et à Portimao, Misano et Vallelunga en 2011. Elle ne se montra qu'une seule fois en 2012, aux Winter Series du Paul Ricard, où elle termina les deux courses 10e et 3e.

En 2013, elle fut vendue à l'écurie K&K de Prague et participa avec elle au championnat d'Europe centrale de la FIA. En avril 2016, alors qu'elle y était encore, son moteur bénéficia d'une révision des 5 000 km par les soins de Michelotto, puis elle fut achetée peu après par son propriétaire actuel et n'a plus couru depuis.

Le châssis 2446 a été engagé en course pendant presque toute sa vie ; il a eu une intense carrière sportive aux quatre coins de l'Europe, illuminée par sa participation aux 24 Heures du Mans 2009 où le Team Seattle, AF Corse et Patrick Dempsey ont uni leurs efforts pour une noble cause. On ne pourrait certainement pas trouver de F430 GTC dotée d'un historique plus passionnant, et celle-ci se délecterait sans doute de retourner sur les pistes des Masters Endurance Legend.

DATE
RACE NUMBEREVENTDRIVERSRESULT
November 12, 2006
 GT Open, Barcelona, SpainA. Radaelli, S. Gabellini17th
April 22, 2007
 GT Open, Race 1, Vallelunga, ItalyA. Palma, A. CerraiDNF
April 22, 2007
 GT Open, Race 2, Vallelunga, ItalyA. Palma, A. CerraiDNF
May 20, 2007
 GT Open, Race 1, Valencia, SpainA. Palma, A. CerraiDNF
May 20, 2007
 GT Open, Race 2, Valencia, SpainA. Palma, A. Cerrai12th
June 17, 2007
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1 Magione, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai2nd
June 17, 2007
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Magione, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai6th
July 1, 2007
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Mugello, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai1st 
July 1, 2007
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Mugello, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai1st 
July 22, 2007
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1 Mugello, ItalyA. Palma, A. CerraiDNF
July 22, 2007
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Mugello, ItalyA. Palma, A. CerraiDNF
August 26, 2007
 GT Open, Race 1, Oschersleben, GermanyM. Moser, R. Aguas10th
August 26, 2007
 GT Open, Race 2, Oschersleben, GermanyM. Moser, R. Aguas11th
September 16, 2007
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Vallelunga, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai2nd
September 16, 2007
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Vallelunga, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai3rd
October 7, 2007
 GT Open, Race 1, Monza, ItalyL. Case, B. Maletic14th
October 7, 2007
 GT Open, Race 2, Monza, ItalyL. Case, B. Maletic13th
October 21, 2007
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Monza, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai16th
October 21, 2007
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Monza, ItalyA. Palma, A. CerraiDQ
November 11, 2007
 GT Open, Race 1, Barcelona, SpainL. Case, B. Maletic11th
April 6, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Monza, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai8th
April 6, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Monza, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai8th
April 20, 2008
 GT Open, Race 1, Vallelunga, ItalyD. Pasini, A. Bonetti3rd
April 20, 2008
 GT Open, Race 2, Vallelunga, ItalyD. Pasini, A. Bonetti1st 
May 11, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Mugello, ItalyA. Palma, A. CerraiDNF
May 11, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Mugello, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai11th
May 18, 2008
 GT Open, Race 1, Valenica, SpainD. Pasini, A. Bonetti8th
May 18, 2008
 GT Open, Race 2, Valenica, SpainD. Pasini, A. BonettiDNF
June 1, 2008
 GT Open, Race 1, Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumD. Pasini, A. Bonetti10th
June 1, 2008
 GT Open, Race 2, Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumD. Pasini, A. Bonetti2nd
June 6, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Magione, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai8th
June 6, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Magione, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai10th
June 29, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Valencia, SpainA. Palma, A. Cerrai7th
June 29, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Valencia, SpainA. Palma, A. Cerrai6th
July 13, 2008
 GT Open, Race 1, Estoil, PortugalD. Pasini, A. Bonetti5th
July 13, 2008
 GT Open, Race 2, Estoil, PortugalD. Pasini, A. Bonetti5th
July 20, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Mugello, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai10th
July 20, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Mugello, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai8th
July 27, 2008
 GT Open, Race 1, Valencia Street Circuit, SpainD. Pasini, A. Bonetti8th
July 27, 2008
 GT Open, Race 2, Valencia Street Circuit, SpainD. Pasini, A. Bonetti4th
August 14, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Misano, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai6th
August 14, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Misano, ItalyA. Palma, A. Cerrai6th
September 21, 2008
 GT Open, Race 1, Magny Cours, FranceD. Pasini, A. Bonetti3rd
September 21, 2008
 GT Open, Race 2, Magny Cours, FranceD. Pasini, A. Bonetti15th
October 5, 2008
 GT Open, Race 1, Monza, ItalyD. Pasini, A. BonettiDNF
October 5, 2008
 GT Open, Race 2, Monza, ItalyD. Pasini, A. Bonetti9th
October 19, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Vallelunga, ItalyA. Palma, A. CerraiDNF
October 19, 2008
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Vallelunga, ItalyA. Palma, A. CerraiDNF
November 2, 2008
 GT Open, Race 1, Barcelona, SpainD. Pasini, A. Bonetti12th
November 2, 2008
 GT Open, Race 2, Barcelona, SpainD. Pasini, A. BonettiDNF
May 10, 2009
781000 km of Spa-FrancorchampsM. Griffin, P. Bamford9th IC, 27th OA
May 31, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Vallelunga, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai8th
May 31, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Vallelunga, ItalyG. Ciro, A. CerraiDNF
June 7, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Magione, ItalyG. Ciro, A. CerraiDNF
June 7, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Magione, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai3rd
June 14–15, 2009
8124 Hours of Le MansP. Dempsey, J. Foster, D. Kitch Jr9th IC, 30th OA
June 21, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Mugello, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai5th
June 21, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Mugello, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai6th
July 19, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Misano, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai2nd
July 19, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Misano, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai3rd
August 23, 2009
781000 km of NürburgringM. Griffin, P. Bamford10th IC, 24th OA
September 6, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Imola, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai7th
September 6, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Imola, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai3rd
September 13, 2009
781000 km of SilverstoneM. Griffin, P. Bamford10th IC, 33rd OA
September 27, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Mugello, Italy G. Ciro, A. Cerrai1st
September 27, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Mugello, ItalyG. Ciro, A. CerraiDNF
October 18, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Monza, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai1st
October 18, 2009
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Monza, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai2nd
April 17–18, 2010
6GT Open, Race 1, Valencia, SpainJ. Gerber, R. AguasDNF
April 17–18, 2010
6GT Open, Race 2, Valencia, SpainJ. Gerber, R. Aguas10th
April 25, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Misano, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai9th
April 25, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Misano, ItalyG. Ciro, A. Cerrai10th
May 1–2, 2010
6GT Open, Race 1, Nürburgring, GermanyJ. Gerber, R. Aguas11th
May 1–2, 2010
6GT Open, Race 2, Nürburgring, GermanyJ. Gerber, R. Aguas5th
May 22–23, 2010
6GT Open, Race 1, Imola, ItalyJ. Gerber, M. Griffen19th
June 6, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Magione, ItalyG. Ciro, M. Rugolo11th
June 6, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Magione, ItalyG. Ciro, M. Rugolo9th
June 26–27, 2010
6GT Open, Race 1, Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumJ. Gerber, M. Griffen13th
June 26–27, 2010
6GT Open, Race 2, Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumJ. Gerber, M. Griffen6th
July 4, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Imola, ItalyG. Ciro, M. Rugolo1st
July 4, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Imola, ItalyG. Ciro, M. Rugolo1st
July 10–11, 2010
6GT Open, Race 1, Magny-Cours, FranceJ. Gerber, M. Griffen6th
July 10–11, 2010
6GT Open, Race 2, Magny-Cours, FranceJ. Gerber, M. Griffen8th
July 25, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Mugello, ItalyG. Ciro, M. RugoloDNF
July 25, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Mugello, ItalyG. Ciro, M. Rugolo2nd
September 26, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Vallelunga, ItalyG. Ciro, M. Rugolo6th
Setpember 26, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Vallelunga, ItalyG. Ciro, M. Rugolo1st
October 2–3, 2010
6GT Open, Race 1, Monza, ItalyJ. Gerber, M. GriffenDNF
October 2–3, 2010
6GT Open, Race 2, Monza, ItalyJ. Gerber, M. Griffen14th
October 24, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Monza, ItalyG. Ciro, M. Rugolo7th
October 24, 2010
 Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Monza, ItalyG. Ciro, M. Rugolo3rd
October 30–31, 2010
6Italian GT Championship, Race 1, Catalunya, SpainJ. Gerber, M. Griffen18th
October 30–31, 2010
6Italian GT Championship, Race 2, Catalunya, SpainJ. Gerber, M. Griffen6th
April 10, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 1, Monza, ItalyG. Ciro, G. Ardagna3rd
April 10, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 2, Monza, ItalyG. Ciro, G. Ardagna7th
May 8, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 1, Valencia, SpainG. Ciro, G. Ardagna5th
May 8, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 2, Valencia, SpainG. Ciro, G. Ardagna5th
May 22, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 1, Portimao, PortugalG. Ciro, G. Ardagna1st
May 22, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 2, Portimao, PortugalG. Ciro, G. Ardagna5th
June 26, 2011
 GT Open, Race 1, Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumJ. Gerber, M. Griffen18th
June 26, 2011
 GT Open, Race 2, Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumJ. Gerber, M. Griffen7th
July 10, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 1, Misano, ItalyG. Ciro, G. Ardagna17th
July 10, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 2, Misano, ItalyG. Ciro, G. Ardagna1st
August 7, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 1, Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumG. Ciro, G. Ardagna3rd
August 7, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 2, Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumG. Ciro, G. Ardagna2nd
September 25, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 1, Mugello, ItalyG. Ciro, G. Ardagna2nd
September 25, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 2, Mugello, ItlayG. Ciro, G. Ardagna5th
October 2, 2011
 GT Open, Race 1, Monza, ItalyM. Griffin, J. Gerber13th
October 2, 2011
 GT Open, Race 2, Monza, ItalyM. Griffin, J. Gerber8th
October 9, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 1, Vallelunga, ItalyG. Ciro, G. Ardagna1st
October 9, 2011
 GT Sprint, Race 2, Vallelunga, ItalyG. Ciro, G. Ardagna2nd
October 30, 2011
 GT Open, Race 1, Barcelona, SpainJ. Gerber, M. Griffen18th
October 30, 2011
 GT Open, Race 2, Barcelona, SpainJ. Gerber, M. Griffen7th
March 3, 2012
 Winter Series, Race 1, Paul Ricard, FranceG. Ciro, G. Ardagna10th
March 3, 2012
 Winter Series, Race 2, Paul Ricard, FranceG. Ciro, G. Ardagna3rd



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