Evaluation: Represented with just 3030 miles and as one of 60 stick-shift 612s sold in the United States. A few light paint nicks and scratches on the front bumper, and the underbody is clean but shows light usage. The driver’s seat has some minor stretching to the leather, but the interior is clean and well kept. Well-maintained, seldom driven and finished in a rare but attractive color combination. The main draw, though, is that gated shifter between the seats.
Bottom Line: RM Sotheby’s sold five late-model stick-shift Ferraris right in a row on day 2 of its Monterey sale this year. There was a bidding frenzy for every single one, especially for this 612. Manual 612s hardly ever come to market, and whatever the going rate is for a flappy paddle car, more than double it when you come across a manual one. The last time this car crossed an auction block was two years ago in Amelia Island, and it brought $291,000. That it brought more this time around wasn’t a big surprise.