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2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

$324,500
Sale Price
218
Lot Number
#2
Original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis No. ZFFAA54A050142651. Azzuro California over dark blue leather. 5748-cc, 540-hp V-12, 6-speed manual. Silver calipers, power heated front seats, climate control, Becker Silverstone CD changer stereo, Pirelli P Zero tires, power windows.

Evaluation: Original | 5692 miles and still almost like new, save for a small crack noted at the trunklid corner and light wear on the driver’s seat.

Bottom Line: Reported sold by Auctions America at Fort Lauderdale in 2012 for $100,100 showing 4147 miles, compared with today’s 5692 miles. That was before the “six-speed manual” craze took off. Still, this is a relatively eye-opening result that exceeded even RM’s $275,000 high estimate. The special paint helped (and it looks good on this model), but still. How many of the buyers clamoring for a late Ferrari six-speed instead of the paddle-shift F1 gearbox can even manage 540 horsepower and a standard transmission—or, for that matter, will want to, given that the most common exercise for a car like this is around town and in traffic? That this 612 has accumulated only 1545 miles since 2012 is a good indication of just how difficult it is to enjoy.

by Hagerty Editor
20 August 2020
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