2018 Ferrari 488

GTB 70th Anniversary

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2018
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    137
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Estimate:
£210,000 - £240,000

  • 70th Anniversary livery no. 57, “The Wedding Gift”
  • Inspired by the one-off 360 Barchetta which was gifted to Luca di Montezemolo on his wedding
  • Virtually as-new throughout, just under 250 miles from new
  • One owner from new

Please note this motor car has either been driven for no more than 6,000 kilometres or is less than six months of age from new. For this reason please note that the car may be considered ‘as new’ for VAT purposes if removed from its current country of registration. Please contact RM Sotheby's for further information regarding this. Please also note the registration number is being placed on retention, and a new V5C will follow from the DVLA post-sale

Please note that this lot will need to be collected in Chobham, U.K.

Looking to celebrate their 70th anniversary in 2017, Ferrari decided to produce a limited run of automobiles finished in seventy different liveries, all representing specific cars and important models from the company’s past. This would present a wonderful opportunity for Ferrari to celebrate their rich history while also showcasing the abilities of their Tailor Made department. Each livery would be featured on only one of each of Ferrari’s five production models at the time: the 488 GTB, 488 spider, California T, GTC4Lusso, and the F12berlinetta.

The livery on this 488 GTB takes its inspiration from the one-off 360 Barchetta. That car was gifted to then-president of Ferrari Luca di Montezemolo on the occasion of his wedding, heralding a return to one-off automobiles being produced for discerning Ferrari clients. Mechanically identical to the 360, it was fitted with a cut-down windshield, the soft top and roll bars were removed, and a different engine cutter was fitted. Painted in Argento Nürburgring over a Avorio interior, this colour scheme was duplicated for this particular 70th anniversary livery.

The 488 GTB offered here is equipped with a number of optional extras including the High Emotion Low Emission system, adaptive front lights, front suspension lifter, front and rear parking sensors, apple car play, premium Hi-Fi sound system, fully electric and heated seats, Scuderia shields, brake calipers in aluminum, and a yellow tachometer. Further accentuating the car’s liver, some internal components have been finished in Avorio, and the internal aluminum components have been finished in gloss Pure Metal Silver.

Delivered new to the U.K. in right-hand drive, this 488 GTB has been driven less than 250 miles from new by its first and only owner and accordingly presents in virtually as-new condition. Unquestionably one of the more subtle colour schemes from the 70th anniversary palate, this represents an excellent opportunity for someone looking for an as-new 488 GTB that is truly unique.

Please note that this lot is currently on display at CARS in Chobham at Alpha 319 Chobham Business Centre, Chertsey Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8JB and can be viewed on appointment on Thursday October 29th and Friday October 30th between 9am and 5pm. Please contact our office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 or email Britta Buchmann at [email protected] to secure your appointment. Should you want more information on this lot, feel free to email [email protected] view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf20.