Lot 251 - 2011 Ferrari California
|Odometer reading||26,000 km|
|Estimate||£68,000 - £78,000|
|Result||Sold - £67,000|
- Very low mileage
- Desirable specification
- Recent full service by renowned Ferrari specialist
The Ferrari California is a grand touring sports car with a 2+2 hard top convertible configuration and is powered by a front-mid mounted naturally aspirated 4.3-litre V8 engine with 453BHP at 7,750RPM. The California, reviving the name used for the 1950’s 250 GT Spyder California, was launched at the 2008 Paris Motor Show and represented a number of firsts for Ferrari; the first front engined Ferrari with a V8, multi-link rear suspension, seven speed dual clutch transmission and the first Ferrari with a folding metal roof. The California has a top speed of 193 mph and can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in under four seconds. A Ferrari which offers their usual sports car thrills and excitement but with the practicality of a grand tourer.
This 2011 left hand drive California was sold new in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The current vendor bought the car from an official Ferrari dealer in Riyadh whilst he was living and working in the Middle East. When he returned to the UK last year, he brought his pride and joy back with him. Offered in the ultimate Ferrari colour combination of Rosso Scuderia Red with Nero black interior, this 2011 car has been kept in perfect condition all of its life. It boasts high specifications including ceramic brakes, heated electric seats, cruise control and has just had a new set of tyres fitted. A European Union Sat Nav system also comes with the car as well as its original Middle Eastern unit. The car was last serviced in April 2018 by well renowned Ferrari dealership Maranello’s in Egham with no problems reported. To find another California in such good condition, with such low mileage and in this colour combination would be a very difficult task.
The car is supplied with a full service history, V5C registration document, MoT test certificate, many receipts, two keys, the owners pack and manuals.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.