The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter 253 As a mark of respect for their decades-long working relationship, Ferrari named the 612 after the legendary Sergio Scaglietti, whose famous design house, Carrozzeria Scaglietti, was responsible for the look of some of the most stunning coachbuilt Ferraris in the 1950s and 1960s. The design of the 612 is said to have been inspired by the 1954 Rossellini-Bergman custom 375MM, which was commissioned by film director Roberto Rossellini for his lovely wife, the actress, Ingrid Bergman. The model features deep side scallops and large headlights together with a long, sleek silhouette and the result is an imposing, unusual looking car, projecting dynamism and power. This sporty front-engined, rear-wheel drive Berlinetta is a paradox Ferrari, being an energetic car to drive, yet also having four full seats for passengers, making it suitable for longer journeys and city use too. A genuine departure from previous GT models, the 612 Scaglietti’s transaxle transmission sees the rear-mounted 6-speed F1 gearbox working with the limited-slip differential in a shared function and this, combined with the first-ever all-aluminium body on a 12-cylinder Ferrari, makes for fantastic dynamics as well as improved comfort and safety. The majority of these cars were built with the F1 gearbox, however there are always customers who prefer a three-pedal option, and this is one of just 32 examples produced for the UK-market and one of just 199 worldwide manufactured with a manual gearbox. It’s finished in Argento Nurburgring Silver with Nero Hide and is in superb condition throughout having been maintained regardless of cost. The interior shows minor wear as you would expect for a Ferrari that has clearly been cherished but also used as intended covering some 55,000 miles over the last 18-years. Continual care and maintenance has been carried out by main Ferrari dealers for the first ten years of its life, followed up by Ferrari Specialists from 2015 onwards, with recent invoices on file detailing replacement front brake discs and pads, an air conditioning compressor overhaul and replacement suspension bushes. In addition, the clutch was replaced at 45,000 miles, the gearbox rebuilt at 49,000 miles with the cam belt being replaced at 50,000 miles as well as inlet gaskets and an in-Vee water pipes demonstrating the level of care that has been ongoing. One of the most rare and desirable 612 models, a true four-seater and a very special Ferrari GT that is worthy of your serious consideration. UK-supplied in a classic colour combination and fitted with the desirable manual gearbox. Lot 729 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti - Manual Registration: MX54 NMZ Chassis No.: ZFFAY54C000138566 Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000 Specialist: Charles Smalley Telephone No: 07421 007866 More Details Lot 729 Bid On Lot 729