2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Year of manufacture2005
- Offered with fewer than 3,030 miles driven at time of cataloguing
- One of just 60 U.S.-market examples desirably equipped with a six-speed gated manual transmission
- Presented in the attractive and rarely seen shade of Nuovo Grigio Ingrid over Crema leather
- Accompanied by its original books, tools, and accessories
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, built to replace the 456 model as well as commemorate the legendary coachbuilder, Scaglietti, saw the rebirth of a more elegant and sophisticated four-seater Ferrari. The new 612 would gracefully carry the spirit of the original 2+2 Ferrari, the 250 GTE.
The car first debuted in 2004 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Immediately, it was considered the premier V-12 grand tourer. The 612, designed by Ken Okuyama and Frank Stephenson of Pininfarina, would incorporate a number of visual cues from Ferrari’s legendary one-off 375 MM “Rossellini-Bergman” coupe speciale. The slender headlights, along with the pressed front fenders and doors, elegantly pay homage to the exotic original. It was Okuyama’s and Stephenson’s vision that would ultimately bring the 612 to life.
However, underneath its stylish body lies a technological marvel. The 612 is powered by the 575 Maranello’s 5.7-liter V-12, a jewel of an engine. Owners had the option of mating a six-speed F1-style semi-automatic transmission or a traditional analog manual gearbox. In an effort to ensure the 612 would be a proper driver’s car, the transmission was placed in the rear, increasing its overall handling dynamics. With a top speed of 199 mph, the 612 Scaglietti not only afforded travel at a high rate of speed, but also, in supreme comfort.
The spectacular example offered, sitting atop sporty five-spoke alloy wheels, shows just under 3,030 miles driven at time of cataloguing. The refined proportions of the car are accentuated by the lovely and subtly exotic Nuovo Grigio Ingrid exterior over a Crema interior. A mixture of black and aluminum trim on the dash, along with the tan interior and brown carpeting, present beautifully.
However, the car’s most desirable feature is its six-speed manual transmission, which completely transforms this 612 Scaglietti from its F1 paddle-shift counterpart. Just 60 manual-equipped examples of the model were produced for the United States market. The glimmering gated shifter evokes the spirit of a true driver’s car. Delivered new in July 2005 to Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this stunning 612 is believed to have remained with its original owner until November 2018, then showing approximately 2,990 miles.
Featured with its original owner’s manuals, tool kit, car cover, battery tender, and assorted accessories, this stunning homage to Scaglietti is a compelling candidate to be driven across vast distances at high speeds by its next discerning custodian.
Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.
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