Lot 174 - 2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
|Odometer reading||24,000 miles|
|Estimate||£92,000 - £112,000|
|Result||Sold - £107,520|
- Rare manual example
- Low mileage
- From a private collection
- Maintained regardless of cost
The Scaglietti 2+2 Coupé was penned by Frank Stephenson under Ken Okuyama at Pininfarina, and it is said that design, especially the strident side scallops and headlights, were a nod to the coachbuilt 1954 375 MM that film director, Roberto Rossellini, had commissioned for his wife Ingrid Bergan. The newcomer replaced the outgoing 456 but, being physically larger, was a genuine four-seat Grand Tourer. It was Ferrari's second all-aluminium vehicle and comprised of a spaceframe manufactured in conjunction with Alcoa, that was a combination of extrusions and castings to which the body was then welded. The same chassis formed the basis of Ferrari's 599 GTB flagship Grand Tourer. The front, mid-mounted, V12 powerplant was shared with the 575 Superamerica and was not six litres as the name suggests but 5.7, though big enough for a healthy power output of 533bhp and equally impressive performance figures, including a 0-62mph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed north of the magic 200mph. A total of just 3,025 units were manufactured between 2004 and 2011, of which just 199 are manual examples!
Registered new in November 2004 this well presented example is offered in a wonderful colour combination and is a very rare manual example. Forming part of the current vendors private collection the 612 Scaglietti has been maintained regardless of cost and has been used occasionally during his tenure. Offered with all relevant Ferrari booklets, many sundry invoices and receipts, old MoT records, the UK registration document, and a current MoT test certificate. This rare example is ready to be enjoyed by its new custodian and will enhance any serious collection.
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