Ferrari 612 Sessanta | Spotted

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Keep in mind Ferrari’s 70th anniversary? What a jamboree that was, with a brand new brand for the LaFerrari Apertas that had been being made, and 350 particular vehicles to mark the 2017 milestone. That was 350 distinctive vehicles, too, with your complete five-model line-up on the time – 488 GTB, 488 Spider, F12 berlinetta, GTC4 Lusso and California T – every handled to one in every of 70 historic Ferrari liveries. There have been some really spectacular vehicles created because of this – see this GTC4 Lusso as proof – and no person would overlook 2017 because the 70th yr of Ferrari as a highway automobile producer.

Issues had been somewhat totally different in 2007, when six a long time had been being celebrated. There wasn’t a wild new hypercar, or an excessive new by-product as was created for Ferrari North America’s 60th – the F60 America. There was the 430 Scuderia, memorably, and Kimi gained Ferrari’s most up-to-date F1 championship, however birthday celebrations had been conspicuously muted.

So far as we are able to inform, the 612 Sessanta – that’s 60 in Italian – was Ferrari’s large birthday current to itself in 2007. The massive four-seat V12 was handled to two-tone paint, a quilted leather-based inside, larger-than-standard cast wheels and an electrochromic glass roof. All 60 had been provided (and, presumably, taken) by loyal Ferrari clients, and that was form of that for the 60th. There have been 70 traditional liveries to consider after that…

Simply 5 dozen vehicles for your complete planet makes any Sessanta uncommon, however this one is outstanding as a right-hand drive instance. It could be no shock to seek out that this was the one UK automobile given the opposite RHD markets globally and 4 ever made. In Russo Mugello with Nero Pastello – simply be glad it’s not darkish blue and ivory with chocolate leather-based – it’s lined simply 2,500 miles with one proprietor since first being registered in March 2008.

As such, it’s just about like new, from the Sessanta badges to the quilted leather-based and steering wheel to baggage set. It’d be a shock to seek out anybody has sat within the three seats apart from the motive force’s chair – it truly is an immaculate 612. Being bought with a full Ferrari historical past and what’s described as a ‘full recommissioning service’, the Sessanta is definitely pretty much as good a 612 as can now be discovered, with its 20th anniversary looming.

Which implies, clearly, this isn’t a kind of 612s that linger temptingly round £50k. This one is on the market at £219,500, which is twice that of every other Scaglietti on PH. However consider it the opposite method: the Sessanta is a right-hand drive model of a 60-run restricted version Ferrari. As a mid-engined model or a extra well-known V12, it’d be thousands and thousands, absolutely. And that is hardly a controversial paint scheme, actually, when the 70th anniversary vehicles are thought-about. One for the Ferrari connoisseur, maybe, with house within the storage and all of the four-seat V12s already lined off. And it gained’t be lengthy till we’re fascinated about eight a long time of Ferrari highway vehicles – count on one thing somewhat extra dramatic than two-tone paint come 2027…

SPECIFICATION | FERRARI 612 SESSANTA

Engine: 5,748cc, V12, naturally aspirated
Transmission: 6-speed automated handbook, rear-wheel drive
Energy (hp): [email protected],250rpm 
Torque (lb ft): [email protected],250rpm
MPG: not many
CO2: many
First registered: 2008
Recorded mileage: 2,510
Value new: so much
Yours for: £219,500

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