Lot 307 - 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica F1
|Odometer reading||15,316 miles|
|Estimate||£245,000 - £270,000|
- Only one previous keeper
- Fitted with a Fiorano handling package
After the success of the Ferrari 550, the spiritual successor to the 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’, Ferrari realised that there would be a market for a convertible version of the car. The resulting car was the limited-edition 550 Barchetta Pininfarina. The Barchetta was mechanically identical to its hardtop sibling, and it was intended to be a pure roadster, offering the same feeling as Ferrari’s earlier Barchetta models. For the convertible variant of the 550’s replacement, the 575 Maranello, the factory responded to customers’ calls for a more usable top in dramatic fashion, creating a brand-new convertible top system that offered the freedom of the Barchetta with the practicality and security of the Berlinetta. The resulting car was the 575 Superamerica. Undoubtedly the most interesting part of the car was its Revochromico rotating hardtop. It was the first roof of its kind ever fitted to a production car, and it was built using a carbon-fibre frame that was integrated with electrochromatic glass. The transparency of the glass could be adjusted from within the cabin to allow varying amounts of light in, letting roughly the same amount of light in as a conventional glass sunroof at its lightest setting and only 1% of the sun’s rays through at its darkest. With the press of a button, the Superamerica can be transformed into a convertible, with the roof rotating back to rest flush with the boot lid in just 10 seconds. Ferrari chose to produce just 559 examples, and every car was spoken for within weeks of its announcement.
Originally registered in the UK on 4th September 2006, this Ferrari 575 Superamerica has only covered a mere 15,300 miles in its 12 years on British roads. This stunning Ferrari comes with the all important Fiorano handling package and is finished in the delightful colour combination of Nero with Crema leather interior. Aesthetically, this car can only be described as beautiful and the limited production run of 599 vehicles ensures a Superamerica will always be in high demand. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this Ferrari comes with the original book pack and toolkit. To drive a Ferrari is a memorable experience, a 575 Superamerica takes the experience to a different level.
Previous lotLot 306 - 2003 Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo
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