If you are an avid Classic Driver reader, you have probably heard this before – but we have a soft spot for understated Ferrari GTs from the 1990s and 2000s, especially if they are elegantly configurated (Verde Zeltweg, Blu Pozzi, Rosso Vinaccia, Grigio Ingrid over tan leather) and equipped with a gearstick instead of the notchy period automatic. But while manual versions of the Ferrari 599 GTB and 612 Scaglietti are incredibly rare, expensive and hard to find, you can still find stick-shifted Ferrari 456s and 550s at reasonable prices. So if you are bold enough to put an Italian V12 into your garage, we suggest not to wait too long – because we have a feeling that they could soon all be gone for good.
We would buy these 10 modern manual Ferrari GTs just for their gearsticks
There is something very alluring about a modern Ferrari GT with a gearstick in the center console. Luckily, there are plenty of stick-shifted grand tourers from Maranello for sale in the Classic Driver Market. Just don't ask us how long they will last.