Lot 122 - 2011 Ferrari California
|Odometer reading||28,042 km|
|Estimate||£58,000 - £65,000|
|Result||Sold - £74,480|
- Low mileage
- Desirable specification
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
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 0-62mph in under four seconds, the California has what can only be described as supercar performance albeit with the practicality of a grand tourer.
This 2011 lefthand drive California was sold new in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A previous 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 in 2017, 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 example has been kept in lovely condition. It boasts a high specification including ceramic brakes, heated electric seats, cruise control and recently, had a new set of tyres fitted. The car was last serviced at 26,392 kms by renowned Ferrari dealership Maranello in Egham and comes supplied with a good service history, a V5C registration document, a fresh MoT test certificate, many receipts and two keys. To find another California in such good condition, with such low mileage and in this colour combination would be a very difficult task.
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