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Coachwork by Pininfarina
Current Owner (acquired new via Ferrari of North America in 2017)
Given Ferrari’s penchant for producing high-performance supercars to commemorate important anniversaries, it came as little surprise when the manufacturer announced at the 2016 Cavalcade that it would produce 350 special edition cars in 70 different liveries for its 70th anniversary. To be built in conjunction with Ferrari’s special Tailor Made division, these liveries would evoke important cars and drivers from the marque’s history, and were dubbed with nicknames such as “The Stirling,” “La Competizione,” and “The Schumacher.”
When the 70th Anniversary Edition was unveiled at the Paris salon in October 2016, this livery was one of the four liveries previewed. The car, nicknamed “The Actor” by Ferrari, with its Marrone Scuro (Dark Brown) paint, was inspired by the 1963 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso once owned by Steve McQueen, considered to be one of the most elegant Ferraris ever built. Each of the 70 liveries was replicated just five times across Ferrari’s five-model lineup, totaling 350 distinct cars.
This extremely rare F12 Berlinetta 70th Anniversary Edition benefits from a life of sparing use during the ownership of its sole and current owner. As each example of the edition was earmarked for a preferred customer, this F12 was sold directly to a noted Ferrari collector based in Los Angeles, as demonstrated by a copy of the original window sticker. The F12 was simultaneously issued a Ferrari Classiche Certification and Attestation for Vehicles with Special Equipment, documenting the Berlinetta is original throughout and features all of the factory-equipped matching-numbers components, including the distinctive elements of this anniversary model.
Of the five different models that underwent 70th Anniversary finishing, the F12 Berlinetta is perhaps the most appropriate to wear this particular livery, as the car’s front engine V-12 architecture and GT body style is closest to the original 250 GT Lusso. In addition to the unique commemorative color scheme, the Berlinetta is equipped with all of the F12 model’s advanced high-performance equipment, including the remarkable 731 hp V-12 engine, an electromagnetic suspension, Formula 1-derived stability control systems, a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle, and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.
Since being delivered, the Ferrari has been kept in the Los Angeles area, and at the time of cataloguing it displayed approximately 300 miles. It is accompanied by owner’s manuals, a car cover, and a battery charger, and is documented with the Ferrari Classiche Certification and Attestation, the window sticker, and a CARFAX Vehicle History Report. As the only F12 Berlinetta finished in the Marrone Scuro livery of “The Actor,” this distinctive 70th Anniversary Edition offers serious marque collectors a rare opportunity to acquire a top-shelf commemorative model that should find a warm welcome at club meetings and high-profile Italian car gatherings.