2022 | London Auction
2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica
Coachwork by Pininfarina
£250,000 - £325,000
One of Just 559 Examples Built
Featuring the Fascinating Revocromico Carbon and Glass Hardtop Convertible Roof
Presented in Elegant Grigio Silverstone with Nero Leather Interior
Specified with Highly Desirable HGTC Handling Package, F1 Semiautomatic Transaxle, and Daytona Seats
Meticulously Maintained in its Current Ownership and Showing Just over 22,500 Km from New
5,748 CC DOHC 65° V-12 Engine
Bosch Motronic ME7 Fuel Injection
540 BHP at 7,250 RPM
6-Speed F1 Semiautomatic Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes with ABS
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs over Telescopic Shock Absorbers
Chiavi Renato, Wollerau, Switzerland (acquired new in 2005)
Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2014)
See UK Registration/Import Status Guide in catalogue.
At Nürburgring in 1996, Ferrari introduced its first new front-engine, two-place grand tourer since its revered 365 GTB/4 Daytona debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 1968. Intended as a replacement for the outgoing F512 M Testarossa, the lithe Pininfarina-designed 550 Maranello was a luxurious, V-12-powered, grand touring missile, boasting 478 hp and a top speed of 199 mph, a production-car speed record at that time.
In 2002, Ferrari introduced the 575M, a broadly refreshed 550 Maranello with modest styling updates, enhanced leather interior, larger, more powerful V-12 engine, braking and suspension upgrades, and Ferrari’s extraordinary paddle-shifted F1 semiautomatic transaxle capable of 200-millisecond gear changes.
Though Ferrari built a 550 Barchetta in 2000, the car had no real convertible top, leaving Ferrari customers in desperate need of an open-air variant with a bit more practicality. Ferrari responded in 2005 with the 575 Superamerica, featuring a revolutionary Revocromico rotating hardtop. With a simple latch and touch of the console-mounted button, the mechanism rotated the carbon fiber and glass hardtop 180 degrees, bringing it to rest in a recessed area of the boot, where the heated rear window then doubled as a wind deflector. Additionally, the roof’s tinted glass panel electronically darkened to one of five tint levels with the turn of a dial. To compensate for the open roof, structural rigidity was added by using stronger sills, chassis tube reinforcements, strengthened rear bulkhead, and the beautiful, model-specific rear buttresses, which strengthened the roof area.
This left-hand-drive Ferrari 575 Superamerica was built on October 28, 2005, in handsome Grigio Silverstone (Gray) with Nero (Black) leather interior. One of just 559 Superamericas built, the car was specified with the F1 paddle-shifted semiautomatic transaxle, power Daytona seats, Scuderia fender shields, and highly desirable HGTC handling package; it included 19" BBS wheels, Brembo carbon composite brakes, sport-tuned suspension, improved engine intake tracts, and free-flowing exhaust. The car was shipped to Switzerland, where its first owner took possession on November 16, 2005. In 2014, the Superamerica changed hands and was exported to the UK and into the consignor’s care, a discriminating collector of convertible automobiles. Meticulously looked after in his ownership the car has enjoyed regular servicing and unrivaled care. The car had the roof serviced by Kessel in Switzerland who are renowned to be the centre of choice for this specialized piece. The sale includes service books and receipts, import documentation, MOT certifications, Ferrari books with leather folio, car cover, and tool kit.
Presenting an understated and sophisticated image in elegant gray with black Daytona interior, and nicely equipped with coveted options, this two-owner 575 Superamerica offers the winning bidder the opportunity to acquire a limitedproduction, highly collectible, open-air Ferrari. The car would be equally suited for a Ferrari collection, or weekend adventure.
*Please note that the VIN listed on the DVLA-issued V5C for this vehicle contains a typographical error; the first character of the VIN is listed as a “2”, but is in fact a “Z”.