2006 Ferrari 575M Superamerica

Lot Number: 308

2006 Ferrari 575M Superamerica

Very rare Superamerica with low mileage, impeccably maintained and immaculately presented.

  • Sold for: £216,000

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 5th March, 2022 at 2.00pm GMT at RAF Museum London

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    Grigio Nuvolari

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    LHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    LL55YBW

  • Odometer Reading

    ODOMETER READING
    2776 Miles

SUMMARY

Very rare Superamerica with low mileage, impeccably maintained and immaculately presented.

DESCRIPTION

  • One of only 559 examples of the striking and innovative convertible version of the 575M
  • Its unique 'Revochromico' electrochromic glass panel roof was the first of its kind ever fitted to a production car
  • Powered by an uprated version of Ferrari’s then flagship 5.7-litre V-12 producing 540bhp at 7,250 rpm
  • This particular car has been owned for the last 7 years, by a well known petrol head celebrity car collector
  • Stored in a modern heated garage and regularly maintained, it has covered a minimal mileage totalling just 2,776 from new
  • Specified new in February 2006 as a left-hand drive model finished in Grigio Nuvolari with Grigio Daytona and Tan leather upholstery
  • Options from new included the F1-style six-speed, semi-automatic transmission, traction and stability control, air conditioning, 19” split-rim 5-spoke lightweight wheels and electric memory seating
  • A rare and special V12 Ferrari that can provide a unique open-top driving experience combined with the privilege of owning an important, limited-edition example of the marque

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.

This particular left-hand drive car is owned, and has been for the last 7 years, by a well known petrol head celebrity car collector. Stored in a modern heated garage and regularly maintained, it has covered a minimal mileage totalling just 2,776 from new today. It is finished in Grigio Nuvolari with Grigio Daytona and Tan leather upholstery and was specified when new in February 2006 as a left-hand drive model by Ferrari Korea with the following factory options:F1 semi auto2-Tone Grigio/Tan extended leather2-Tone Grigio/Tan Daytona seats2 Tone Steering wheel with carbon trimCarbon centre consoleElectric memory seatingElectrochromic panel roof19” split-rim 5-spoke lightweight wheelsScuderia Shields on both front wingsBecker CD/RadioFerrari traction and stability controlAir conditioningArriving in the UK in 2015 with all taxes paid, it is now ready to enjoy as a rare and special Ferrari that can provide a special open-top driving experience combined with the privilege of owning an important, limited-edition, top of the range V12 Ferrari. **The number plate displayed in the photos is not included in the sale.**

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
308
Make
FERRARI
Model
575M SUPERAMERICA
Registration Number
LL55YBW
Chassis Number
ZFFGT61A350146157
Transmission
F1 Auto
Body Colour
Grigio Nuvolari

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