Monterey

Monterey Conference Center
18 - 20 August 2022
Lot 274

2005 Ferrari Superamerica

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$412,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California

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ZFFGT61A550143339
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  • A one-off example; special-order color combination and desirable “GTC” package
  • Finished in the “Extra Campionario” shade of Verde British (611) over a bespoke interior
  • One of only 170 Superamericas produced for the US market
  • Odometer indicates fewer than 11,870 miles at time of cataloguing
Addendum: Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.

Ferrari’s constant endeavor to one-up itself with each new model is no small feat, and the 575-based Superamerica is no exception. Marketed by Ferrari at the time as the world’s fastest convertible, its blend of stunning speed, elegant design, and a distinctive retractable hardtop makes it one of the finest convertible coupes ever offered by Ferrari. Most notable is the patented Revocromico hardtop. Utilizing carbon fiber and special electrochromic glass, the Superamerica’s rotating roof transforms into a convertible at the flick of a switch. In coupe form with the roof in place, the transparency can be adjusted between its lightest clear and darkest opaque settings.

Based on the drivetrain of the 575M Maranello, the Superamerica boasted a higher-output version of Ferrari’s flagship 5.7-liter V-12 by modifying the flow rate of the intake tracts and relieving back pressure in the exhaust system. The updated engine produces 532 horsepower at 7,250 rpm, while torque remains an impressive 434 foot-pounds at 5,250 rpm.

EXTRA CAMPIONARIO VERDE BRITISH

This spectacular Superamerica—showing just under 11,870 miles on its odometer at time of cataloguing— is clothed in the unusual, special-order shade of Verde British (611) over a bespoke Crema (3997) leather interior.

Scuderia racing shields adorn the car’s front fenders, while yellow brake calipers neatly hide behind the stellar three-piece modular wheels. Moving to the high-quality interior, the Crema leather—with Bordeaux (4481) stitching throughout—extends to the steering wheel, rear bulkhead, dashboard, and sporty Daytona-style seats with their contrasting Bordeaux piping. The chosen “chairs” are reminiscent of those found in the original 365 GTB/4 Daytona, a sign of true Ferrari connoisseurship. For a touch of modernity, carbon trim is featured on the paddle shifters, steering wheel, center console, and doors. Additional specifications contributing to its sizable MSRP include a HiFi system with six-disc CD changer, yellow speedometer, and the always-desirable “GTC” package, which added ceramic brakes, a stiffer suspension, sport exhaust, and unique 19-inch wheels.

Delivered new in July 2005 to Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, Connecticut, this spectacular Superamerica was acquired by the consignor in February 2017. That same month, it was submitted for a major service and thorough inspection at Ferrari of Denver, Colorado. Notably, the timing belt was replaced, along with the tension belt pulley, followed by air filters and a fluid change. The hood and trunk gas struts were also replaced. Lastly, the engine was properly cleaned and detailed. While under the previous owner’s care, Ferrari of Scottsdale, Arizona also replaced its signature Revocromico convertible hardtop in June 2014.

With its unique and appealing specification and modest mileage, this US-market Superamerica would make a fine addition to the stable of any Ferrari enthusiast.