Lot 299 - 2003 Ferrari 575M F1
|Odometer reading||46,000 miles|
|Estimate||£75,000 - £85,000|
In 1996, Ferrari introduced the 550 Maranello in a bid to revive their fabled line of grand tourers and it quickly proved to be an overwhelming success. Six years later, in 2002, they introduced the 575M Maranello, which brought about a host of healthy updates to make an incredible car even more potent. The engine capacity of the V12 was increased by 250cc, resulting in a total displacement of 5,748cc and brought a healthy increase in power and torque giving the 575M a top speed of 202mph. The front end was slightly revised with newer headlights, a revised air intake and front spoiler and the weight distribution was improved to 50/50. Buyers also had the opportunity to outfit their new car with an F1-style gearbox, which proved to be a very popular option. The 575M was also fitted with larger brake discs, inside, the interior was modernised and refreshed with an updated dashboard, trim, and steering wheel amongst other minor items.
This Ferrari is described by the vendor as being in fabulous condition bodily, mechanically and electrically. It has been extremely well maintained with a very recent major cambelt service. It has spent much of its life in Italy in the hands of just two owners. More recently however, it has resided in the UK since 2013, owned and cherished by a genuine Ferrari enthusiast. Not only does it benefit from the desirable F1 semi-automatic gearbox with paddle-shift but its high specification includes full Rosso leather interior (including the roof lining), Ferrari crests to the headrests, black carpets and luggage rack and electric seat adjustments to both driver and passenger. Externally, it has been fitted with a stainless-steel sports exhaust and the correct and original Ferrari tool kit is present. A striking example of Ferrari's highly accomplished 575M F1 in excellent condition, very well priced and with a recent, comprehensive cam-belt service.