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2012 Ferrari LaFerrari

Prototype Berlinetta
RM Sotheby's Monaco 2022
Saturday, 14 May
€1,100,000 ($1,197,150)
Not sold at a high bid of
€1,400,000 - €1,800,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
154
Lot Number
#3-
Original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. ZFF67NHB000184232. Black over tan leather. 6262 V-12, 20-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, black calipers, carbon ceramic discs, climate control, SF shields.

Evaluation: A preproduction mule car based on a 458 Italia with crude disguise panels over the real bodywork and F140FB V-12 engine, no hybrid assists. There are various wires and controls used for handling and suspension development in the otherwise fully trimmed cockpit.

Bottom Line: Ugly to contemplate, but an important illustration of a Ferrari’s development. Not road registerable and sold on a bill of sale but Ferrari Classiche Yellow Book certified. – A compelling bookend to a collection with a LaFerrari, its value is in the eyes of the beholders and they didn’t see it the same way the consignor did. The evidence of the development process is fascinating and instructive and it deserves to find a good home.

by Rick Carey
11 June 2022
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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