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2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica SOLD POST AUCTION

Lot No.: 326

Registration: Un Registered-last registered in Germany
Chassis Number: ZFFGT61B000143907
Engine Number: 98518
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5748
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Sold for (£): Result to follow

Single ownership and 1.309 miles from new

Full service in 15.02.2011 by Scuderia Berlin - over £4.000

Finished in desirable Grigio Silverstone over Black interior

Unveiled at the LA and Detroit Auto Shows in 2003, the Superamerica is a targa version of the then current 575M. It was also the first Ferrari to feature a motorised and folding hard top. The name Superamerica extends back into the Ferrari's history as a name that was given to most exclusive and powerful luxury models.

Derived from the 575M Maranello, the Superamerica big 12-cylinder engine was boosted to deliver 540 bhp through the six-speed electro-hydraulic F-1 transmission. Independent front and rear suspension with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers with adaptive damping and anti-roll bars combined to keep the fastest convertible of the time on the road.

Designed by Fioravanti, the flip-top roof is made of translucent materials, which adjust to vary the amount of light coming into the cockpit. Called Revocromico by Ferrari, the system has five tint levels available and the glass can go from dark to light in under a minute. As the frame for the glass is made from carbon fibre, the Super America can reach very high speeds with the top in the up or reclined position.

A total of 559 Superamericas were built; this number followed Enzo Ferrari's philosophy that there should always be one fewer car available than the market demanded.

We are pleased to offer this rare Ferrari 575M Superamerica which was first sold in the Germany on 17.10.2005 to its only ever owner and subsequently, has covered only 1309 miles since then. It was fully serviced by Scuderia Berlin in 2011. Presented in the unusual and striking colour combination, Grigio Silverstone with a black leather interior, this example is offered in superb condition and the carbon framed folding hard top operates smoothly and without fault.