1995 Ferrari F50SOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 8, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 4,698 CC DOHC 65o Alloy V-12 Engine Bosch Motronic 2.7 Sequential Fuel Injection 520 HP at 8,000 RPM 6-Speed Manual Transaxle with Limited-Slip Differential 4-Wheel Brembo Cross-Drilled Ventilated Disc Brakes 4-Wheel Double-Wishbone Independent Suspension with Pushrod-Operated Shock Units About this Car: One of the most memorable automobiles of the 1990s, the Ferrari F50 debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1994 and was a spectacular prelude to the firm’s 50th anniversary celebration. Playing a pivotal role for Ferrari, the F50 was both a showcase for state-of-the-art engineering and a return to traditional values. While turbocharged V-8 engines powered the 288 GTO and F40, the F50 was the first Ferrari supercar equipped with a competition-derived V-12 engine. At the heart of the F50 was a normally aspirated 4.7-liter V-12, developed from the 333 SP and the F92A, that employed Ferrari’s efficient five- valve-per-cylinder technology. In configuration and engine type, the new supercar evoked the classic line of Ferrari prototypes, from the original 250 P to the 512 S. Like its V-8 predecessors, the F50 made extensive use of exotic composite materials to create a stiff, lightweight, and responsive chassis. With a carbon-fiber monocoque tub, Formula 1-inspired suspension systems, and custom-tailored Goodyear Eagle tires, Ferrari’s latest supercar combined the thrills of contemporary grand prix racing with the purity and balance of a classic mid-engine sports car. Similarly, Pininfarina’s open-cockpit design successfully captured the visceral experience of an open-wheel racing car and afforded the pleasures of open motoring, making the F50 unique among the definitive Ferrari supercars. Constructed in September 1995, this F50 is just the 10th example completed during the limited 349-car production and one of only 56 US-specification models ever built. Assigned factory assembly no. 20331, the F50 was sent to the US in late 1995, destined for the California market. In January 1996, this Ferrari was sold new through Ogner Motorcars of Woodland Hills, California, to its first owner. The current owner, an enthusiast for cars of all eras, had a strong tendency toward supercars specifically, and the rare F50 soon joined a collection of important contemporary machines. Although the car saw limited use, it became a well-known Ferrari in Southern California. Spanning the May 2010 issue of Forza magazine article, “Superbad” written by Giancarlo Rosetti, this particular F50 was the focal point of the piece’s featured road test. The F50 was additionally shown and displayed at local California events where it gained a reputation for being an impeccable and minimally driven original example. At the time of cataloguing, the odometer displayed less than 485 miles and, consistent with its mileage, this impressive Ferrari remains essentially as delivered. It is believed that this F50 has not been fully serviced in many years. A recent limited servicing has been conducted, although it should be noted that the instrument panel will require attention. The car’s more static existence in recent years warrants a thorough service and inspection. Significantly, the most important factory- delivered accessories remain with the car, including the factory hardtop, carbon-fiber hardtop crate, owner’s handbooks, tool kit, and luggage set. Furthermore, the F50 wears its original Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Fiorano tires. The car retains original surfaces throughout, even showing wrinkles in the dashboard padding as is common with these cars. Additionally, the original Certificate of Origin accompanies the car, making this a very complete F50. All told, only 56 US-specification examples were ever built, of which this remains a notably pure example. Given its long-term ownership and minimal use, the Ferrari has been protected from misuse and overuse. This F50 carries tremendous cache among collectors and, for many, is the highly sought-after missing piece in an otherwise comprehensive gathering of contemporary supercars. Surely one of the most original, low-mileage F50s remaining, this time capsule is sure to impress the most demanding collector.

Reference Number 214912

as of 3/14/2013

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Car 1995 Ferrari F50
VIN VIN. ZFFTG46A9S0103289 
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From an Important Private Collection