2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Manual For Sale by AuctionFor sale in our forthcoming auction in Paris, on 8 february 2019.
Chassis n° ZFFFD60B000162945
- Finished in the very rare "Blue Tour de France" colour
- Manual transmission and EU specifications
- Mint condition
With the launch of the 550 Maranello in 1996, Ferrari revived the tradition of the powerful front-engined V12 berlinettas, in line with the splendid 275 GTB and the Daytona. Like its predecessors, Pininfarina's design features a long bonnet with a muscular appearance that hints at its extraordinary performance. The ultimate evolution of the glorious family of front-engined Ferrari berlinettas, the 599 GTB, combines power, elegance and an outstanding level of comfort. Belonging to the exclusive "over 320 km/h"club, it formed the basis for several further evolutions, beginning with two mind-blowing machines, the 599 FXX Experimental and the 599 GTO. This evolution highlights the importance awarded by experts to its extraordinary qualities, giving this berlinetta a special status amongst Ferrari admirers
The 599 on offer is the ultra-rare manual transmission version fitted with a Tubi exhaust system for nice sound. 30 were built in total, of which 20 for the American market, and 10 for Europe. It is also fitted with ceramic brakes and Daytona style seats. The mileage is 58,539 km from new and the car is finished in a stunning colour combination of Blue Tour de France together with a Carta di Zucchero blue interior. It started its life in Germany but most of its life it has been in Holland. The car will also come to the sale having recently had a full service and was always serviced by Kroyman, Ferrari's official agent until 2016, After this it has been serviced at Gallery Aaldering in Brummen. Service records will also be available in our archives.
The latest model to offer the mechanical gearbox at Ferrari, the 599 and especially this superb model, is a purist's car, for those who never tire of hearing the dry clicking of the gear lever on the selection grid.
Photos © Dirk de Jager
Auction estimate: €300 000 / 400 000