The Ferrari 550 Maranello was presented to the world at a grand launch event at Germany’s famous Nurburgring race track in 1996. It was more than 20 years since Ferrari had last produced a two-seat Grand Tourer (the last models of the 365 GTB/4 Daytona were built in 1973), but the 550 Maranello is certainly a worthy successor. Its looks are a world away from the wide, mid-engined F512M that preceded it, but the 550 is now rightly regarded as a Pininfarina classic. The 5.5-litre V12 first used in the 456 GT was revised by Ferrari’s engineers to produce 485 horsepower in the 550 Maranello, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Its performance remains staggering today: 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, and a top speed of 199mph. This particular Ferrari 550 Maranello is finished in Tour De France blue with dark blue hide and Beige carpets. Quilted Fiorano parcel shelf and head lining, Modular three piece alloy wheels, air-conditioning, electric windows and electrically-adjustable seats. The file that accompanies this 550 Maranello includes a well-documented service history, showing this Ferrari to be known and maintained by Foskers, with 27,800 miles now on the odometer. The car is supplied with
Ferrari has been manufacturing mid-engined sports cars for the best part of 50 years, and all of these Ferraris can all be traced back to one model - the Dino. The Dino name was intended to apply to all Ferrari-built cars that did not use a V12 engine. It was named after Enzo Ferrari’s son, Alfredo - or ‘Alfredino’ - who had spearheaded Ferrari’s development of the Dino V6 engine for racing. The marque was launched with the Ferrari Dino 206 GT, which used a lightweight aluminum body and an aluminium block 2.0-litre Fiat-built V6 mounted transversely behind the driver. In 1969, the Dino 246 GT arrived, replacing the expensive aluminium used in its predecessor with a cast iron block 2.4-litre V6 and steel body panels. I n total, just 451 right-hand-drive Dino 246 GT models were imported to the UK between 1969 and 1974. This beautiful Dino is presented in the popular and handsome combination of bright red (Rosso Chiaro) with full black vinyl (Nero Plastica), and has the popular factory-fit electric windows. The Dino was first registered in London in August 1972, and we understand that the first owner was 1971 Italian Grand Prix winner, Peter Gethin. The car was purchased from Mr Gethi
Introduced in 2009 and designed to replace the Ferrari F430 , the 458 boasts a 4.5-litre V8 engine that delivers truly remarkable performance, with 0-62mph taking just 3.4 seconds. In its full road test of the V8 supercar, Autocar magazine said: ‘Regardless of setting, the 458 is (for a supercar) a supple-riding thing whose fast, light steering, at 2.0 turns lock to lock, instantly feels agile’. The 458 Italia's steering wheel underscores a continuity with classic Ferrari cues like the aluminum central pad while the removal of any indicator and windshield wiper stalks clusters all controls on the steering wheel. The center console features a sculptural aluminium casting that houses the F1 gearshift panel and dynamic controls including Launch Control, reverse, and the Auto switch to operate the gearbox in fully automatic mode. This paricular Ferrari 458 Italia is presented in Grigio Silverstone with Nero hide seats, Alcantara centres and grigio stripe. Nero carpets, Carbon racing Package, Cavallino stitched headrests, large Carbon racing seats, Auto dimming mirrors, ipod connect, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, electric steering column, electric mirrors, Nav trak, Stability & traction control,
Ferrari's 599 GTB is the successor to the Ferrari 575M - but it is much more than just a more powerful and faster grand touring car. The 599 GTB's engine is derived from the 6.0-litre V12 in the Enzo, producing 612bhp in this guise. Power is delivered through the company's 'F1 SuperFast' automated manual transmission - at the time, the quickest-shifting gearbox Ferrari had ever made. Ferrari's technological tour de force for the 599 includes magnetically-controlled adaptive dampers and sophisticated 'F1-Trac' stability control. Writing in 2012, motoring journalist Andrew Frankel said of the GTB: 'Replacing the 575M, the 599 didn’t so much improve upon its predecessor’s performance as establish it at an entirely new level.' This stunning Ferrari 599 GTB has covered 19,590 miles from new, and is presented in excellent condition. It is finished in Grigio Silverstone with Cuoio hide with grey stitching. Its history file records the comprehensive service history to date and is offered with remaining Ferrari power warranty until November 2017. The interior specification includes full carbon electric sports seats in Cuoio hide. Carbon driving zone with LED steering wheel and Yellow finish
The Ferrari California epitomises the sublime elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s. It is a car brimming with innovation that will more than meet Penned by the Ferrari style centre in collaboration with Pininfarina, the California is a sophisticated prancing horse grand tourer and is beautifully designed for efficiency as well as being sumptuously handcrafted. The California is powered by a front-mid mounted 4.3-litre V8. Design and manufacturing techniques have also produced a classically powerful, exhilarating Ferrari soundtrack too. The Californina was the first front engined Ferrari with a V8 and the first to feature a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This particular Californina 2+2 features Nero carpets, Cuoio Daytona hide seats, yellow brake calipers, cruise control, central tunnel and armrest in nero leather, electric seats, ipod connection, Scuderia wing badges, magneride dual mode suspension, navtrak, front and rear park assist, 20” diamond finished sport alloy wheels and rev counter in giallo.
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was revealed to the public in production-ready form at the 2004 Detroit motor show. It represented a variety of ‘firsts’ for Ferrari, including being the company’s first all-aluminium front-engined car; the first Grand Tourer with the engine fully behind the front axle; and the debut of the latest F1A semi-automatic gearbox. The 612 Scaglietti’s engine is a development of that found in the two-seater 575M Maranello. Changes to the exhaust system, cylinder head inlets and manifolds gives the car a 25hp boost over the 575M though, delivering a remarkable 540hp, with a top speed nudging 200mph. Ferrari’s 612 GT, which was named after the legendary Italian coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti, was clothed in an all-aluminium bodyshell designed by Pininfarina. Revisiting one of the designer’s previous cars; the scalloped side panels and teardrop headlights are inspired by the famous 375 MM Speciale #0456AM. 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. This particular Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 was del
When the Ferrari 360 was revealed at the 1999 Geneva motor show, it wowed the crowds with its svelte, sweeping bodylines. It was a far cry from the last two decades’ trends of sharp angles, pop-up headlights and open slats over the engine bay. In their place were curved wings; fixed headlights and a clear glass cover showcased the V8’s bright red plenum chambers. The Ferrari 360 was the company’s first production car with the chassis, body shell and even the suspension wishbones all constructed from aluminium. The 400hp V8, coupled with these lightweight aluminium components, gives the 360 a fantastic performance that was a substantial improvement over the F355. The gearbox was available with standard manual control or an upgraded and more sophisticated version of the “F1” system introduced on the F355 model.? One of the advances of the “F1” system was that, on sensing an input from the driver on either paddle, the throttle opening was adjusted accordingly to automatically smooth out the gear change. This particular Ferrari 360 Modena F1 is presented in the stunning Rosso Corsa. The interior features Nero hide and Nero carpet, electric seats, climate control, electric windows and h
The now-legendary Ferrari Testarossa series was launched with an astonishing showcase event at the Lido Club in Paris in October 1984, and the cars have been icons of Italian performance and passion ever since. In the 1992 model year, the Ferrari 512 TR was introduced as a substantially revised Testarossa, bringing with it a raft of changes and updates to improve the company’s flagship 12-cylinder supercar. It wasn’t simply a matter of modifying the engine to make the car faster; the 512 TR also boasted a revised exhaust system, a single-plate clutch to make gear changes slicker, bigger ventilated and cross-drilled brake discs, quicker steering and revisions to the shock absorbers to improve handling. Perhaps most significantly, the engine and gearbox assembly was mounted some 30mm lower in the 512 TR, dropping the centre of gravity to improve roadholding. In the Ferrari 512 TR, the 428hp produced by the fantastic flat-12 runs through a five-speed manual gearbox, and can propel the car up to 195mph. The performance is breathtaking. This particular Ferrari 512 TR is a truly immaculate example with just 24,200 miles on the odometer. It remains in its original factory colours of Ferra
The Ferrari 328 GTS and GTB had their worldwide debut at the 1985 Frankfurt motor show. Its styling is an obvious evolution of the Ferrari 308 series, with Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti softening his previous design so that it remained a popular choice with the Ferrari aficionados. Under the engine cover is the same transversely-mounted, fuel-injected V8 engine from the Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole, with an increase in displacement to 3.2 litres. Performance, handling and road holding are a big step on from its predecessor, although it retains all the benefits of the Ferrari 308’s independent suspension and slick five-speed manual gearbox. Another significant difference over the Ferrari 308 is the use of galvanized steel, which greatly reduces rust problems compared to its forebear. The early models of the 328 have an edge as far as collectability goes, thanks to several interior details, as well as the elegant concave wheel design. In 1988, ABS became available, and these later cars have a redesigned convex wheel to accommodate the system. While the 328 GTS was a runaway commercial success for Ferrari. The car is presented in ultra rare White with tan hide and beige carpets. Thi
Launched in 1976 as more of an update to the 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer rather than an all-new model; the Ferrari 512 BB’s name didn’t follow previous Ferrari convention. Instead, it borrowed the format used for the Dino and GT4 at the time, referring to ‘5 litre , 12 cylinder’, rather than the individual cylinder capacity. The higher-torqued 5.0-litre Ferrari flat-12 made this Boxer more responsive and flexible than the 365 BB. A revised gearbox, with reduced pressure in the shift mechanism itself, made gear changes in the 512 BB slicker than in its predecessor, too. On the outside, wider rear arches accommodated the BB512’s wider nine-inch tyres , there was a more pronounced kink in the join between cabin and rear clip, and the Ferrari’s nose was revised with a shallow spoiler to reduce lift at very high speeds. NACA ducts ahead of the rear wheels were added to funnel air to the engine bay, and the three tail lights and exhaust pipes on each side of the 365 BB were swapped to two pairs of larger items for the 512. This particular Ferrari 512 BB is an original UK-supplied right-hand-drive car, delivered new to its first owner in July 1979. It was handed over at the Maltin Car Conces
With the exception of the limited-run F50, Enzo and LaFerrari, the Testarossa series (including the 512 TR and F512 M) is the last of the 12-cylinder mid-engined Ferraris. The car was launched with a stunning showcase event at the Lido Club in Paris in October 1984, and its classic status has seemed inevitable ever since. The 390bhp from the flat-12 runs through a five-speed manual gearbox, and can propel the car up to 180mph. This particular Ferrari Testarossa is a great example of an original left-hand-drive car in the highly desirable single-mirror (monospecchio) configuration. It was completed in Maranello in 1986. This Testarossa is finished in the iconic Ferrari red (Rosso Corsa) with cream (Crema) hide and beige carpets. The five-spoke knock-off magnesium alloy wheels are in superb condition. While originally delivered to the USA, this particular Ferrari has spent much of its life abroad.
The Ferrari 308 GTB was the successor to the Dino 308 GT4. The engine, driveline, suspension, steering and brakes are shared with the GT4, but to style the car, Ferrari returned to Pininfarina rather than partner with Bertone again. The svelte lines penned by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina remain as alluring today as they were when first revealed in 1975. This particular 308 GTB was built in 1978, originally finished in Argento Auteuil over red Rosso hide. It was repainted in 1986 to its current red Rosso Corsa colour , and was retrimmed in Crema hide with red piping and red carpets. The car has electric windows, air-conditioning and 16-inch, Speedline split-rim alloy wheels. The file that accompanies this superb 308 GTB includes a substantial number of invoices and certificates to authenticate the car’s excellent condition and history, including records of an eight-year period of ownership with the renowned music producer, Pete Waterman. After spending the last four years in Australia, the car returned to the UK in August. It has driven less than 100 miles since its last annual service, and has a documented mileage of 51600 miles from new. Just like its GT4 forebear, the 308 G
The Ferrari 456 GT was revealed in 1992 at Garage Francorchamps in Belgium, and celebrated as the most powerful 2+2 in the world. It was the first road car launched under the auspices of renowned former Ferrari president, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. In di Montezemolo’s own words it was ‘a totally new kind of Ferrari in every sense of the word’. A completely new 5.5-litre Ferrari V12 engine was mated to a six-speed manual transmission, with a sophisticated suspension set-up and freshly designed switchgear. In 1996, the Ferrari 456 GT four-speed automatic was launched, followed in 1998 by the Ferrari 456M or ‘Modificata’. Updates to the engine management, interior and aerodynamics were added but performance was unchanged. Generous boot space and a spacious cabin make the Ferrari 456 an ideal family touring car. The interior features electrically adjustable seats, air-conditioning and electric windows. This Ferrari 456 GT is one of just 141 six-speed manual cars imported from Italy by Maranello Concessionaires and was first registered in May 1995. It is presented in the unusual and striking factory specification of silver Argento Nurburgring with blue hide (Connolly leather A4307) an
Every single mid-engined V8 Ferrari up to the new 488 GTB can be traced back to the 308 GT4. Bertone’s bold, angular car was the successor to Pininfarina’s svelte Ferrari Dino 246 GT, and with a transverse-mounted engine, the design allowed for a 2+2 seating layout. Ferrari’s Dino 308 GT4 is a wonderful car to drive, with a powerful and flexible 3.0-litre V8 and fully independent suspension, which allows for fast, relaxed and comfortable progress. The Ferrari was a smash hit with the motoring press at the time, with Motorsport magazine’s 1974 road test concluding: ‘This must be the car for which nearly every Dino 246GT owner has been waiting’. In Autosport magazine, John Bolster added, ‘It is delightful to drive and worthy of bearing that most famous name’. This particular Ferrari 308 GT4 is an outstanding example, finished in the rare combination of Verde Pino Metallizzato with the optional full leather interior in cream hide. The Ferrari was also ordered new with air-conditioning and a heated rear windscreen. The first owner of this 308 GT4 was the managing director of a London clothing company. He was adamant that he did not want a red Ferrari, so chose this superb green hue fro
Ferrari’s F430 Spider is perhaps the company’s ultimate useable convertible. It offers just as much excitement and agility as the Berlinetta, but with the added bonus of being exposed to the howl of its 483bhp mid-mounted 4.3-litre V8. The performance is simply breaktaking, with acceleration from zero to 60 mph in less than four seconds and a maximum speed in excess of 195 mph. Ferrari’s F1 gearbox, as fitted to this example, was upgraded in the F430 with cutting-edge software to allow gear changes taking just 150 milliseconds per shift. Contemporary road tests by the motoring media remarked that the drop-top lost nothing to the closed car in terms of performance, so it is arguably the more desirable model. The F430 came with adjustable suspension as standard, which - along with the electronic differential and transmission settings - is controlled by the steering wheel-mounted Manettino switch. This F430 Spider is presented in lustrous black (Nero) paintwork with the superbly comfortable and supportive electrically-operated seats in full black leather. The exterior is highlighted by the bright red plenum chambers visible through the glass rear deck, 19-inch alloy wheels and the opt
When Ferrari set about evolving the fantastic 550 Maranello, the most significant change they made was to the engine displacement, as referenced by the new name: 575M Maranello. The 5.5-litre V12 was enlarged to 5.75 litres, producing a maximum 515hp - up 30hp on the 550. Top speed increased from 199mph in the 550 to 202mph in the 575. While the Ferrari 550 was only offered with a manual gearbox, the 575M could be specified with the F1 semi-automatic transmission. Equipped with this gearbox, the 575M is capable of 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds. Ferrari’s 550 and 575M Maranello were the company’s first two-seat Grand Tourers for more than 20 years - since 365 GTB/4 Daytona production wound up in 1973. They are now rightly regarded as wonderful modern classic Ferraris, combining beautiful styling and superb performance with sumptuous cabins. This particular Ferrari 575M Maranello is finished in Blu Tour de France with Crema hide, blue piping and stitching and blue carpets. Another exquisite detail of the interior is the beautiful rear luggage shelf of contrasting Blue hide. The 575M Maranello is becoming more sought after by the week, and this particular car has the best specification we’ve
The Ferrari 308 GTB was the successor to the Dino 308 GT4. Indeed, when the new Ferrari was first spotted testing in Italy, the ‘Prancing Horse’ magazine in the US called the 308 GTB ‘a very new Dino’. While the production car was Ferrari-badged from day one, it shared many of the Dino’s star qualities. The engine, driveline, suspension, steering and brakes are shared with the 308 GT4, but to style the car, Ferrari returned to Pininfarina rather than work with Bertone again. The svelte lines penned by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina remain as stunning today as they were when first revealed in 1975. In 1977, the Ferrari 308 GTS was introduced, which featured the added benefit of a black targa roof panel that could be easily removed and stowed in the cabin behind the seats. This particular Ferrari 308 GTS is an original right-hand-drive example, first registered in the UK in June 1979. It is presented in red (Rosso Corsa) over beige (Sabbia) hide with Corda carpets, and still has its original and correct shallow front spoiler. The factory specification included air-conditioning and wide wheels. The beautiful interior has outstanding patina with the all-original leather trim; its c
The Paris Motor Show in October 1984 saw the return of the glorious Testarossa as heir to the 512 BBi. Pininfarina’s design broke somewhat with tradition and was striking and innovative. The side intakes were larger than on the previous model and this constraint saw the introduction of the long side strakes that would become the Testarossa’s most recognisable feature. The evolution of the 12-cylinder boxer engine saw it equipped with four valves per cylinder: the most powerful engine mounted on a production sports car at the time of its launch. The Testarossa was a model that took its name from the company’s history, being derived from the successful 500 and 250 Testa Rossa series of sports racing cars from the late fifties. This particular Ferrari Testarossa is a great example of an original left-hand-drive car. It was completed in Maranello in 1987. This Testarossa is finished in the iconic Ferrari red (Rosso Corsa) with black (Nero) hide and black carpets. The five-spoke knock-off magnesium alloy wheels are in superb condition. There is a full service history that accompanies the car. The paint work is all factory original and will be fully serviced by Foskers before delivery.