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Lot 21

2013   |   Amelia Island Auction 2013

1995 Ferrari F50

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $1,375,000

Estimate

$900,000 - $1,100,000

Chassis

VIN. ZFFTG46A9S0103289

Car Highlights

A Groundbreaking Ferrari Supercar
The 10th of Only 349 Examples Built
US-Specification F50 Delivered New to California
Two-Owner Car with Less than 500 Miles from New
Featured in the May 2010 Issue of Forza Magazine
Untouched, As-Delivered Condition Complete with Hardtop, Books, Tool Kit, and Luggage

Technical Specs

4,698 CC DOHC 65 Alloy V-12 Engine
Bosch Motronic 2.7 Sequential Fuel Injection
520 HP at 8,000 RPM
6-Speed Manual Transaxle with Limited-Slip Differential
4-Wheel Brembo Cross-Drilled Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Double-Wishbone Independent Suspension with Pushrod-Operated Shock Units

Saleroom Addendum

Note: The Engine Number is 370/0107/GT and the Vermont Registration Certificate incorrectly lists the Chassis Number as DB4GT107R. Also, please note that the rear suspension is of a coil-spring design, not leaf-spring as stated in the catalogue.

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From an Important Private Collection

Constructed in September 1995, this F50 is just the 10th example completed during the limited 349-car production and one of only 56 US-specification models ever built. Assigned factory assembly no. 20331, the F50 was sent to the US in late 1995, destined for the California market.

In January 1996, this Ferrari was sold new through Ogner Motorcars of Woodland Hills, California, to its first owner. The current owner, an enthusiast for cars of all eras, had a strong tendency toward supercars specifically, and the rare F50 soon joined a collection of important contemporary machines.

Although the car saw limited use, it became a well-known Ferrari in Southern California. Spanning the May 2010 issue of Forza magazine article, “Superbad” written by Giancarlo Rosetti, this particular F50 was the focal point of the piece’s featured road test. The F50 was additionally shown and displayed at local California events where it gained a reputation for being an impeccable and minimally driven original example.

At the time of cataloguing, the odometer displayed less than 485 miles and, consistent with its mileage, this impressive Ferrari remains essentially as delivered. It is believed that this F50 has not been fully serviced in many years. A recent limited servicing has been conducted, although it should be noted that the instrument panel will require attention. The car’s more static existence in recent years warrants a thorough service and inspection.

Significantly, the most important factory- delivered accessories remain with the car, including the factory hardtop, carbon-fiber hardtop crate, owner’s handbooks, tool kit, and luggage set. Furthermore, the F50 wears its original Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Fiorano tires. The car retains original surfaces throughout, even showing wrinkles in the dashboard padding as is common with these cars. Additionally, the original Certificate of Origin accompanies the car, making this a very complete F50.

All told, only 56 US-specification examples were ever built, of which this remains a notably pure example. Given its long-term ownership and minimal use, the Ferrari has been protected from misuse and overuse. This F50 carries tremendous cache among collectors and, for many, is the highly sought-after missing piece in an otherwise comprehensive gathering of contemporary supercars. Surely one of the most original, low-mileage F50s remaining, this time capsule is sure to impress the most demanding collector.