• Year of manufacture 
    2005
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    15
  • Reference number 
    1jmnAGyKN1EFcXeYSzCgRM
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
    United States
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

The front-engine V-12, reintroduced to the Ferrari lineup with the 550 Maranello, was strengthened with the 575, which was launched for the 2002 model year. Although its striking Pininfarina silhouette only featured minor revisions, the true advancements came in the form of a larger 5.75-liter V-12 engine, as well as improved weight distribution and refined aerodynamics, thanks to advancements in F1 technology. In true Ferrari fashion, the marque had left its best creation for last as, in 2005, the limited-edition Superamerica would be revealed to the public at the Geneva Motor Show.

The 575 Superamerica featured a groundbreaking electrochromic, rear-hinged glass roof known as the “Revocromico,” which allowed the driver to rotate the roof by 180°. When rotated, the tinted glass lays flush with the rear deck lid, creating a unique open-top motoring experience. The Superamerica also offered an additional 25 hp over the standard 575M, good for a staggering top speed of 199 mph. This would mark the first front-engine V-12 production car with a retractable hardtop from Ferrari, and with a total of 559 units planned to be built, just 170 were earmarked for the US market.

Originally delivered to The Collection of Coral Gables, Florida, this 575 Superamerica was specified by its first owner in a timeless color combination of Rosso Corsa (Racing Red) over Beige. Most notably, it also featured the optional GTC package at a cost of nearly $22,000. The package included carbon ceramic disc brakes derived from Ferrari’s F1 racing technology, stiffer springs, adjusted camber, and modular 19" wheels. Additional options included Daytona seats, interior carbon fiber trim, and Scuderia shields – for a total of more than $50,000 in options. According to the accompanying CARFAX Vehicle History Report, the Superamerica would remain with its first owner for nearly 18 years – splitting time between Southern Florida and New Jersey. Before parting ways, an extensive service was completed, which included the replacement of timing belts, drive belts, and four new Michelin PS4S tires. Additionally, sticky buttons and switchgear, a common issue on Ferraris of this era, were removed, cleaned, and reinstalled. By the time it was purchased by the consignor – only its third owner – the odometer read just 13,340 miles.

In current ownership, only 100 additional miles have been added as the Superamerica has been stored in a climate-controlled garage. The consignor reports that its complex Revocromico roof opens and closes properly. Offered with its original window sticker, owner’s manuals, and tool kit, this 575 Superamerica is a truly standout example, equipped with the most desirable options, and is remarkably well preserved, making it an excellent addition to any collector’s stable.


Gooding & Company
1517 20th Street
Santa Monica  90404  California
United States
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Gooding & Company

Phone 
+1 (310) 899-1960