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Please note that, in addition to the service stated in the catalogue, this vehicle received a timing belt service in 2017 at approximately 2,500 miles. Online bidding is not available for this vehicle.
Ferrari’s open-top, front-engined formula continued into the modern age with the stunning 575 Superamerica. A late addition to the 575 series, it featured a first for the Italian automaker: an electronically retractable Revocromico hardtop. Billed by Ferrari as the “world’s fastest convertible,” the advertised top speed of 199 mph was impressive for any supercar.
Motor Trend was enthralled in its October 2005 review of the car, writing, “The Superamerica is crazily, impossibly fast. Press the gas flat against the firewall – and it takes a decent stretch of road to get away with this – and the V-12 fully awakens, discharging a fearsome howl as the surrounding trees go blurry and your right foot leaps back to the brakes…”
In its August 2005 issue, Automobile Magazine described the elegant action of the convertible top. “In the Superamerica, the fun starts after just seven seconds, which is the time it takes the electrochromic, laminated-glass roof to fling itself back onto the deck lid (after a quick yank of the parking brake and a release of the handle on the windshield header). Not only is the fancy flip-top fast-acting, but its integrated rear window, which pivots around but remains in place, acts as a wind blocker.”
The patented hardtop is constructed of a carbon fiber frame and glass that electronically darkens at the turn of a knob. This feature provides all the advantages of both a closed coupe and a spider, and was a global first for a production car. Only 170 examples of the 575 Superamerica would be destined for the US during its one year of availability.
The car offered here was desirably optioned from the factory with red brake calipers, Daytona-style seats, a silver dedication plate, Scuderia shields, rear-wall leather upholstery, and a high-power hi-fi with six-CD changer. Included with the car is the original window sticker, and sales paperwork from original dealer Shelton Sports Cars of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Also present are factory-issued books, tonneau cover, tool kit, spare key, radio code card, and tire inflator.
Kept in a very exclusive collection of fine Ferraris and stored in a private, climate-controlled garage, this example has enjoyed the benefits of careful ownership. As evidenced by its CARFAX Vehicle History Report, the 575 has had regular service at Ferrari dealers throughout its life. In outstanding condition and accompanied by its original accessories, this limited-production Ferrari is an exceptional example of the 575 Superamerica.
Presented in elegant black livery with beige Daytona leather seats and showing less than 2,600 miles, this well-optioned car offers a chance to own a very rare open Ferrari.