Monterey | Lot 250
2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
$709,000 USD | Sold
| Monterey, California
13 August 2021
- One of only 20 manual transmission-equipped examples delivered to North America, and only 30 produced in total
- Finished in the stunning color combination of Nero over Cuoio
- Desirably specified with Scuderia fender shields, carbon ceramic brakes, and Dayonta-style seats
- Driven fewer than 4,730 miles at time of cataloguing
Introduced for the 2007 model year, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano featured an exhilarating naturally aspirated 6.0-liter Tipo F140 V-12—a powerplant derived from that of the radical mid-engine Enzo. Cradled in an all-new chassis and with 612 horsepower and 448 pound-feet of torque on tap, it afforded the 599 supercar-like abilities; the model could easily outmatch the performance of the iconic F40, even with a comfortably appointed interior befitting a flagship Ferrari gran turismo. Like its cousin, the F430, the 599 was the second Ferrari to wear the now trademark manettino dial on the steering wheel. This dial features five settings to adjust the traction damper settings and to monitor the throttle mapping. This gives the driver the option of having both a docile, driver-friendly car and a no-holds-barred racer.
Like all modern Ferraris, the 599 is just as luxurious as it is fast. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with incredible attention to detail being paid throughout. Carbon fiber and aluminum are utilized on the dash, which features Enzo-style instruments and a complex LCD display that allows the driver to access a multitude of settings and in-car information. The seats, developed by Recaro, are multi-functional and have adjustable pneumatic support for the passengers’ hips and ribs, to provide a tight grip during high-speed road or circuit driving.
Notably, the 599 GTB was also the end of a celebrated era, being the last front-engine, 12-cylinder Ferrari offered with a traditional six-speed gated manual transmission. The alternative was the six-speed “F1” automated manual, which prevailed among buyers of the time. Consequently, a mere 30 599 GTBs were equipped with the traditional six-speed; of those, only 20 were delivered new to North America.
Each manual transmission-equipped 599 GTB is coveted today for its appeal as a superb driver’s car and its special significance as the last of its breed. This example offered here is presented clad in the stunning, yet reserved color combination of Nero over Cuoio with Daytona upholstery and carbon fiber trim. Additional factory specifications include the carbon ceramic brake system and the classic enameled Scuderia fender shields. Delivered new to Hawaii, the car was retained by its original owner with regular service entries until late September 2015, then indicating approximately 4,500 miles.
In 2018, this rarified 599 GTB Fiorano was added to the consignor’s esteemed collection of late-model Ferraris. Invoices on file from Boardwalk Ferrari in Plano, Texas show that it received an annual service and four new Pirelli P Zero tires in June 2018. The attractive, optional alloy wheels were also refinished at this time. In February 2019 the car was furnished with a complete paint correction and professional ceramic coating regimen. It is presently accompanied by car cover, service invoices, window sticker, manuals, and battery charger.
This 2009 599 GTB offers an experience that is unavailable in Ferrari’s current lineup: Modern power and performance with the tactile engagement of a traditional manual transmission, all set to a wonderful naturally aspirated V-12 soundtrack. Put simply, Ferrari is unlikely to ever build a car quite like this again; this example, with its combination of desirable features, limited use, and a documented history of regular maintenance, represents an opportunity not to be missed by a serious tifoso.
This spectacular 599 GTB would be a suitable addition to any stable of modern Ferraris—and an absolute thrill to enjoy on road or track