- 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti for sale
- 9,000 miles from new
- Two owners and Ferrari Service History – Most recent service July 2022
- Metallic Grigio Titanium with Cream leather
First registered on 25 January 2005, this early Ferrari 612 Scaglietti has had only two owners from new and has been fastidiously maintained throughout its life.
The left-hand-drive car was specified with the six-speed automated manual paddle-shift transmission and the refined colour combination of Metallic Grigio Titanium with Cream leather.
It was supplied to its first owner, Magda Larsson, wife of Swedish football star Henrick Larsson by Autoropa in Malmo, Sweden. The Ferrari main dealer then serviced the car during her 12-year ownership, and when she sold it to a UK-based friend in 2017 it received a £5000 service that included changing the cambelts.
The second and current owner collected the Ferrari directly from Autoropa and brought it back to the UK, where it’s been maintained by a London-based specialist. It has still covered only 9000 miles from new, has never been used during the winter, and has always been kept in a garage. The service schedule has been rigorously maintained regardless of the number of miles that have been covered – its most recent service was on 14 July 2022, when the cambelts were replaced again.
Now being offered for sale at the Classic Motor Hub, this highly cherished Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is in completely original condition and comes with its factory handbooks and fitted luggage, plus invoices for all services from new.
When it was launched in 2004, the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti continued Maranello’s long tradition of great front-engined GT cars. Designed by Pininfarina and intended as a replacement for the ageing 456, it was named to honour Sergio Scaglietti, whose eponymous company designed and built a number of legendary sports and racing Ferraris during the 1950s and ’60s.
With its 5748cc V12 engine producing 540bhp, the 199mph 612 Scaglietti was heralded as the fastest four-seater Ferrari ever made, and the engine was mounted far enough back to give the car impressively nimble and neutral handling. Owners could choose between a six-speed manual gearbox and an ‘automated manual’ paddle-shift system, with the vast majority opting for the latter.
This was also the second Prancing Horse – after the 360 Modena – to feature all-aluminium construction, and there was more room inside than had been the case in the 456, particularly in the rear.
The double-wishbone suspension was matched with clever electronics such as integrated stability and traction-control systems, plus continuously variable damping, and road-testers were immediately impressed by the 612’s user-friendly nature. Peter Robinson wrote in Autocar that: ‘No Ferrari has ever been this easy-going or this comfortable… It feels soft, pliable, soothing – yet at the same time controlled… And fear not, because it’s also quick. Very quick.’
There were various limited-edition models during the 612 Scaglietti’s production run, plus an HGTC package that added just over £15,000 to the £181,225 list price and came with different wheels, tyres and brakes – plus reprogrammed suspension and gearchange.
The 612 Scaglietti lasted until 2011, when – after just over 3000 had been built – the new FF model was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show.