Evaluation: 4000 miles and essentially flawless. Just about as important as the condition, though, is the gated shifter between the seats.
Bottom Line: This car is represented as one of just 30 599 GTBs built with a 6-speed and one of 20 delivered to North America. While not the last Ferrari available with a manual, the 599 was nevertheless built at a time when stick shift Ferraris were living on borrowed time and hardly anybody ordered one. Collectors have flocked to the late model stick shift cars, and generally the later they are, the rarer they are, and the greater the premium over the equivalent (and, frankly, faster) paddle-shift equivalent.
A perfect two-pedal 599 GTB is a quarter-million-dollar car, but sales of 6-speed cars over the past couple of years have included $709k in Monterey in 2021, $549,500 at a Broad Arrow auction last October, $880k in Monterey last year, and €623,750 in Paris earlier this year. This sale is close to the highest we’ve seen, and comfortably more than the $692,500 this same car brought in Amelia two years and about 800 miles ago.