2007 Ferrari 599

GTB Fiorano

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2007
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    r0019
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 22 May 2021.

  • One of only 30 six-speed manual transmission 599 GTB Fioranos, and just 20 delivered to North America
  • Driven fewer than 3,200 miles
  • Exceptional, original cosmetic condition; carefully maintained from new
  • Offered from the extensive a private collection of a notable Ferrari enthusiast
  • Optional equipment includes carbon ceramic brakes, Daytona-style seats, and a Bose hi-fi system
  • Accompanied by owner’s manuals, tools, charger, car cover in branded bag, original vehicle invoice, and service documentation

Introduced for the 2007 model year, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano featured an exhilarating naturally aspirated 6.0-liter Tipo F140 V-12—a powerplant derived from that of the radical mid-engine Enzo. Cradled in an all-new chassis and with 612 horsepower and 448 pound-feet of torque on tap, it afforded the 599 supercar-like abilities; the model could easily outmatch the performance of the iconic F40, even with a comfortably appointed interior befitting a flagship Ferrari gran turismo.

Notably, the 599 GTB was also the end of a celebrated era, being the last front-engine, 12-cylinder Ferrari offered with a traditional six-speed gated manual transmission. The alternative was the six-speed “F1” automated manual, which prevailed among buyers of the time. Consequently, a mere 30 599 GTBs were equipped with the traditional six-speed; of those, only 20 were delivered new to North America.

Each manual transmission-equipped 599 GTB is coveted today for its appeal as a superb driver’s car and its special significance as the last of its breed, but the limited use, exceptional condition, and history of scrupulous maintenance make this example, chassis 150861, particularly compelling. Delivered new via The Auto Gallery of Woodland Hills, California, it is finished in a Grigio Silverstone over a black interior. Significant options include carbon ceramic brakes, a $18,550 feature on their own, as well as yellow brake calipers, Daytona-style seats with dark grey inserts, and a Bose hi-fi system with six-CD changer. Extra-cost “Scuderia Ferrari” shields on the front quarter panels complete the exterior. As a copy of the original vehicle invoice attests, optional equipment brought the car from its $264,034 base price to a total cost of $312,613.

Having been driven under 3,200 miles from new, the rarity of this 599 GTB is matched only by its exceptional cosmetic and mechanical condition. Service documents accompanying the sale of this car reveal consistent maintenance from new; this continued under the care of the current private collector and consignor, who acquired the car in 2016. In addition to regular servicing to ensure optimal driving performance, the car’s switchgear was recently treated to remedy the widely known “sticky switch” issue affecting Ferrari interiors of this era. The result of this upkeep regimen is a stunning 599 GTB that presents in original, practically “as-new” condition inside and out—as well as under the hood.

This 2007 599 GTB offers an experience that is unavailable in Ferrari’s current lineup: Modern power and performance with the tactile engagement of a traditional manual transmission, all set to a wonderful naturally aspirated V-12 soundtrack. Put simply, Ferrari is unlikely to ever build a car quite like this again; this example, with its combination of desirable features, limited use, and a documented history of painstaking maintenance, represents an opportunity not to be missed by a serious tifoso.

Now offered out of the private collection of a notable Ferrari enthusiast, this spectacular 599 GTB would be a suitable addition to any stable of modern Ferraris—and an absolute thrill to enjoy on road or track. Its sale is accompanied by owner’s manuals, tools in a leather tool roll, air compressor and electrical service kit, charger, car cover in Ferrari-branded bag, a copy of the original vehicle invoice, and service documentation from new. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am21.