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Ferrari 612 Scaglietti: Buying guide and review (2004-2011)

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti: Buying guide and review (2004-2011) Classic and Performance Car
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The 612 Scaglietti was the beautifully sculpted (if slightly oddly proportioned) successor of the 456, the next in line of the 2+2 V12s that started way back in 1960 with the Ferrari 250. Named after Sergio Scaglietti and with design elements that in part emulated the 1954 375MM, it was an all-aluminium Grand Tourer masterpiece. 
 
More reliable, faster and with a larger footprint than its predecessor, the 612 was a better car in almost every respect. Its 532bhp 5.7-litre V12 mounted behind the front wheels gave it the kind of performance that is expected of a Ferrari. It also debuted various firsts for Ferrari including an electronic stability management system.
 
Standard versions were criticised for their muted exhaust notes and comfort biased suspension settings, however the HGTC and HGTS packages could provide the solution with a sports exhaust, tuned suspension and uprated semi-automatic gearbox software. 
 
Customisation choices were vast, especially if customers opted for the OTO ‘one to one’ program, which allowed even further personalisation. 
 
The 612 is a relatively subtle looking, and in certain colour choices can almost melt into the background, making it the ideal car for those not wanting too much attention.
 
Which one to buy?
 
One of the most expensive cars on the market when new, the 612 has been through its initial heavy depreciation to make it a very viable ownership prospect for those in the know.
 
Some owners complained of a muted exhaust note, heavy tyre wear and high fuel consumption, however the general consensus was that the 612 is a reliable GT car with the ability to cover ground very rapidly. 2006 saw the introduction of the HGTC and HGTS option packs which added a sports exhaust system, firmer suspension settings, and quicker acting gearboxes with the HGTC further adding carbon ceramic brakes to the mix. These changes made a real difference to the driving experience and are worth having if you prefer a sportier drive to the standard model.
 
Facelifted in 2008, the 612 received the now common switchable manettino on the steering wheel as well as some other minor changes. 
 
The 612 is a reliable car and being larger than its predecessor offers true 2+2 motoring. Very low-mileage, multiple owner cars can be more problematic than one-owner high-milers, as hidden issues may have been passed on with each owner. These cars benefit from being driven regularly and with some vigour. Manual cars are hard to find, as well as hugely sought after – making them a very expensive (see prices).
 
Performance and specs

Engine 5748cc 48valve DOHC V12 
Power 532bhp @ 7250rpm 
Torque 434lb ft @ 5250rpm
Top speed 199mph 
0-62mph 4.3 seconds 
Fuel consumption 13.6mpg 
Gearbox Six-speed manual/six-speed F1 semi-automatic
Insurance group 50
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2950mm
Length 4902mm
Width 1957mm
Height 1344mm
Curb weight 1840kg
 
Common problems
 
The 612 is a reliable car with few recurring issues; servicing costs are what you would expect from a V12 Ferrari and a fully documented maintenance history is essential.

• While not specifically a 612 fault, the dashboard switches can become sticky to the touch when left to stand for long periods. Refurbishment or replacement is the only real option. Another issue is the shrinkage of the leather covering the dashboard when cars are left in the sun for extended periods, although this is less common in the UK than warmer climates.

• The optional carbon ceramic brakes are very long lasting but if the discs and pads require replacing you will be in for a hefty bill so check their condition thoroughly.

• Front rims can buckle easily thanks to the low profile tyres. The tyres themselves tend to require replacing every 10,000 miles or so depending on your driving style.

• The very rare manual gearbox versions tend to give little trouble, with clutches lasting a lot longer than their semi-automatic counterparts. The Semi-automatic ‘boxes are also reliable, however they can sometimes give a few problems that require resetting of clutch position sensors or software updates to rectify. A recall in 2008 rectified a problem that could cause the semi-automatic gearbox clutch sensor to malfunction during normal operation.

• The 612 was the first to offer the electronic dashboard that is now commonplace in all Ferraris. It can sometimes have issues with the power supply or electronic board, which will generally need to be resolved at great expense with a replacement unit from Ferrari, or at much reduced cost by specialists who are able to repair the malfunctioning parts.

• Engines are strong and have few inherent faults; they are however one of the last with cambelts and these require replacing every four to five years so budget for this labour intensive job ahead of time. 

• An all-aluminium chassis and body mean that rust is not an issue, but it pays to check the car for any signs of accident damage or corrosion that may have set in around badly repaired panels.
 
Model history
 
2004: Ferrari 612 Scaglietti introduced, replacing 456. Available in six-speed manual and semi-automatic transmissions
2006: HGTC and HGTS option packs offered, with sports exhausts and modified suspension settings among the changes
2007: 612 Sessanta built to commemorate 60th anniversary of company. 60 units built.
2008: 612 face lift introduced. OTO (One-to-One) program allowed owners to customise their vehicles to their tastes. OTO options included a photochromatic glass roof. Uprated twin-clutch semi-automatic transmission used for OTO cars. Selectable driving mode Manettino switch standard on all cars
2011: Final 612 rolls off the production line making way for the new FF
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk
• www.dkeng.co.uk
• www.ferrarichat.com
 
Summary and prices
 
A good example will set you back around £65,000 with some top condition models with low mileage demanding up to £110,000. As mentioned above, evidence of a comprehensive service history is a must as problematic cars can be expensive to rectify. HGTC packs tend to add a bit to the asking price and limited edition models such as the Sessanta will be significantly higher. Due to its rarity, any 612 fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox will carry a significant premium over the anything with the F1 ‘box.
 
The 612 Scaglietti is a fantastic long distance tourer with space for four to travel in comfort. Luggage space may be a bit limited, and fuel consumption is predictably heavy but this is a small price to pay for travelling in such style. The timeless, yet understated looks should ensure that demand for these capable cars will remain high for years to come. 
 
Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 17th Dec 2015
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  • Ferrari 612

    €130,000(£0) €130,000(£0)

    Specifications Year of manufacture: 16/12/2009 Chassis number: ZFFJY54B000171172 Exterior color: Argento Nurburgring Interior color: Blu Scuro Mileage: 13 600km - 8450 Miles HP: 540 Engine displacement: 5748 cm3 Gearbox: Automatic Service book: Yes Delivery country: Italy Details Delivered new on December 16, 2009 in Italy. Only 13 600km from new. Finished in Argento Nurburgring Paint with a Blu Scuro leather interior, pristine condition. Last service just done on May 2016 at 10 678km. Timing belt has been done on March 2015 at 10 403km. Complete with all original books, keys, cover and battery conditioner. With the following equipment: Panoramic roof, Carbon brakes, Bose Sound System, GPS Navigation. Options: DARK Dashboard top in Blu Scurro LEAT Dashboard in Blu Scuro PAC1 Parking Camera PAR2 Sensors STW1 Steering wheel in Blu Scuro Warranty The vehicle will be sold revised and guaranteed 3 months or 5000 Km Price 130 000 Euros Ad link http://www.jeanlainvintage.com/vehicule/14994-ferrari-612-scaglietti-one-to-one/ Find us and contact us Jean Lain Vintage – Showroom / +334 79 88 66 36 – Jérôme Millias +337 60 14 73 07 11 Rue de la Dent du Chat 73 420 Voglans France info@jeanlainvintage.com http://jeanlainvintage.com/ Opening hours From Monday to Friday, 8am to 12am and 2pm to 7pm Saturday and Sunday on appointment

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 8450 mi
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    €130,000(£0) €130,000(£0)
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  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

    £89,995 £89,995

    Variant: HGTC The first all-aluminium front-engined Ferrari, with the engine fully behind the front axle, and the debut of the F1A semi-automatic gearbox. The 612 Scaglietti’s engine is an evolution of that found in the two-seater 575M Maranello. Changes to the exhaust system, cylinder head inlets and manifolds give the car a 25hp boost over the 575M though, delivering a remarkable 540hp, with a top speed nudging 200mph. Inside, the Scaglietti has luxurious accommodation for four people, trimmed in the best full-grain leather with contrasting aluminium accents for the switchgear, dashboard trim, drilled pedals and gearbox paddles. Delivered new to the UK in October 2007 this 612 is presented in its original Grigio Silverstone Metallic paintwork and is equipped with the HGTC Package. This package comprises; Carbon-Ceramic Brake Discs, CCM System Monoblock Red Brake Calipers, Sports Exhaust, Ball-polished Modular Wheel Rims 19”, Upgraded Suspension Control ECU and Revised F1 Gearbox Software with Shorter Gear Shift times. This is a truly superb example of the model with Tan electric Daytona seats with Nero stitching, extended hide headlining and rear parcel shelf. Scuderia Ferrari shields, satellite navigation, NavTrak, front and rear parking sensors, Cruise Control, Bose Hifi, Yellow rev counter. The car has been superbly maintained from new and has magnificent service history with 9 dealer service stamps recorded in its original service booklet. 08.10.08 Maranello 6250 service @ 5390 12.10.09 Maranello Annual service @ 12719 05.11.10 Maranello 18750 service @ 16864 25.10.11 Maranello Annual service @ 18092 27.09.13 Joe Macari Annual + Cam bet service @ 20954 08.03.14 Ferrari Centre replacement alarm siren @ 21369 26.09.14 Ferrari Centre Annual service @ 25275 30.09.15 Ferrari Centre 31250 service @ 30227 08.07.16 Ferrari Centre Annual service @ 33538 For more information about this Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01474 874555.

    • Year: 2007
    • Mileage: 38000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.8
    For sale
    £89,995 £89,995
  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

    £85,000 £85,000

    Full service history The successor to the 456, this 612 Scaglietti with 5.7L V12 engine is a fine example with just 2 owners. In Tour De France Blue with dark blue trim and silver stitching it comes with full service history, factory shields and silver calipers. Call Autofficina now on 020 8391 0002 for more information.

    • Mileage: 29482 mi
    • Engine size: 5748
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    £85,000 £85,000
  • 2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

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    Ferrari has always been well known for the racing prowess of their cars, both on track and on the street. They have won countless titles and numerous accolades for their speed and endurance. One area, however, that Ferrari has not always gotten the recognition it deserved is in the sector of the four-passenger luxury grand touring car. Throughout the years Ferrari has consistently produced some of the best grand touring four-seat automobiles on the market. From the early days of the drop-dead gorgeous 250 GT/E 2+2 to the current radical nature of the four-seat, four-wheel drive Ferrari FF, the company has had a consistent and superb presence in this niche section of the automotive world. Introduced in 2004 to replace the aging design of the 456, the 612 Scaglietti was to be Ferrari’s new, larger, range toping grand touring model. Featuring two doors, four seats and a fast back coupe design, the 612 would continue in the style of the four seat grand tourers that came before it. The design of the 612 was penned by Pininfarina under the direction of award winning automobile designer Frank Stephenson and pays homage to one of Ferrari’s most renowned designers, Sergio Scaglietti. The 61

    • Year: 2007
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  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1

    £64,995 £64,995

    2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1. Presented in Grigio Silverstone with Nero leather and Nero carpets. Factory options on this car include; Modular split piece wheels, Scuderia wing sheilds, Daytona inserts and Yellow rev counter. This car is also fitted with a double din stereo, satellite navigation, rear reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors. A lovely example of a family Ferrari in excess of £200,000 new. More pictures to follow shortly.

    • Mileage: 52380 mi
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    £64,995 £64,995
  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1

    £72,995 £72,995

    2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1. Presented in Mirabeau Blue with Tan leather and Navy carpets. Factory options on this car include; Blue stitching to leather, heated seats, automatic headlights, Bose sound system, Red brake calipers, Modular multi-piece wheels, Scuderia wing sheilds and rear parking sensors. Also complimented by a retrofit double din head unit with Satellite Navigation and a sports exhaust system. A first class example with a high specification and great colour combination.

    • Mileage: 29545 mi
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    £72,995 £72,995
  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

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    Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (UK RHD), 2005, 44,000 miles, full service history, superb condition, just having a full service including cambelts at Emblem Sports Cars, extras include 20″ monolithic wheels, new Pirelli tyres fitted, black callipers and factory Scuderia shields. Please note this car is currently spoken for. £75,995

    • Year: 2005
    • Mileage: 44000 mi
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  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 2004

    €195,000(£0) €195,000(£0)

    Owning a Ferrari is special. Owning a low production Ferrari is solid gold. The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a 2+2 grand tourer produced between 2004 and 2010. The 612 Scaglietti was designed to replace the smaller 456M, which makes it a true 4 seater with adequate space in the rear seats for adults. The 612 is Ferrari's second all-aluminium vehicle, the first being the 360 Modena (1999). The 612 was produced at Ferrari's Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant, the former home of the car's namesake coachbuilder in Modena. It was then taken down the road to the Maranello factory and the V12 engine was put in along with the interior. The Ferrari 612 was replaced by the Ferrari FF in 2011. Specifications >>>>> Oldtimerfarm specializes in consignment sales of vintage and collection cars and we are proud to present you this car. Oldtimerfarm is located in Belgium, 9880 Aalter, Steenweg op Deinze 51C, where this car is in our showroom. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10-17h (also without appointment). We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Mondays on appointment only. Make sure you scroll down to look at the extensive photo report (100 pictures). Of course, a more detailed description can be obta

    • Year: 2004
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    €195,000(£0) €195,000(£0)
  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

    £95,000 £95,000

    Yellow Brake Calipers, Dark Painted Alluminium, Daytona Seats, Heated Seats, Scuderia Wing Shields, Navtrak Antitheft System, Yellow Rev Counter, Pirelli Tyres

    • Mileage: 26000 mi
    • Engine size: 5748
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    £95,000 £95,000
  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti One to One

    £123,950 £123,950

    The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was the first Ferrari Grand Tourer with the ability to Seat four adults in comfort. The design, especially the large side scallops and headlights, pay homage to the custom 1954 Ferrari 375 MM. The 612 was produced at Ferrari's Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant, the former home of the car's namesake coachbuilder in Modena Italy and was the second current generation Ferrari to be all aluminium. The engine was a newly developed version of the Ferrari 575M Maranello. Its 4.7 litre V12 configuration is capable of 196 mph and a 0–60 mph acceleration times of just 4.3 seconds. In 2008 Ferrari revised the 612 and launched the second generation and also offered a 612 “One to One.” One to One signified Ferrari’s special purchase program where a purchaser could fly to the factory in Italy and special order his car to his exact specification with the personal assistance via Ferrari’s Atelier program. The One to One cars also featured Ferrari’s revised dual plate clutch superfast transmission which would be seen 2 years later in the 599, Electrochromic roof, Steering wheel Mannetino, 20” Challenge wheels, Sports exhaust, Carbon Ceramic brakes and the HGT2 package an option

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