Lot 199 - 2011 Ferrari California
|Odometer reading||28,084 km|
|Estimate||£61,000 - £69,000|
|Result||Sold - £66,000|
- Low mileage
- Impressive specification
The 2008 Paris Motor Show saw Ferrari revive a name from the 1950’s and the new California was launched. Powered by a naturally aspirated 4.3 litre, V8 engine with 453bhp, the California is a grand touring, 2 + 2 sports car. This new car 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. With a stated top speed of 193mph and acceleration that sees the car go from zero to 62mph in under four seconds, the California has what can only be described as Supercar performance. The California is a Ferrari that offers the thrill of a sports car with the practicality of a grand tourer.
This Ferrari California is offered in the classic combination of Rosso Scuderia Red with Nero Black interior. Originally registered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, this lefthand drive example was supplied by the official Ferrari dealer in Riyadh to the previous owner whilst he was working in the Middle East. The car was brought back to the UK on his return in 2017. This California benefits from an impressive specification which includes heated electric seats, ceramic brakes, cruise control and a, recently fitted, new set of tyres. Last serviced in April 2018 at the prestigious and well known Ferrari dealership Maranellos in Egham, this Ferrari is supplied with a good service history, a valid MoT test certificate, two keys and a file containing bills and receipts.
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