The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta needs no introduction – a Ferrari GT with a massive 6.3-litre V12 engine with the looks to match. But what you might not know is that the F12 comes from a rich line of heritage, from the Ferrari 250 to the 599 GTB and everything in between.
Ferrari’s GT has always been an important member of the Ferrari family, making it a desired collectable among Ferrari enthusiast. At times, Ferrari would throw in some limited-edition variants that would let collectors drool, and they also hold better residual values over regular Ferraris. This time, two extremely rare, limited edition, low-mileage, open-top Ferrari GT has surfaced in London.
Hexagon Classics is a classic car dealer based in London focusing on rare collectibles. Their inventory is nothing short of eye-opening. Recently added to their amazing collection is a 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina. The 448-limited run roadster of the 550 Maranello features a 5.5-litre V12 that pushes 485 hp. The front-engine, rear-wheel drive comes with a delicious six-speed gated manual. To drive home this rare soft top Ferrari finished in Giallo Fly yellow, you would have to part a good £395,000 (approximately RM2 million at the time of posting).
Following the Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, Hexagon also has its successor on offer – a 2005 575M Superamerica. Powered by a more potent 5.7-litre V12, the 515 hp motor is mated to an F1 paddleshift gearbox. This specification comes with a highly innovative roof that rotates 180-degrees backwards to sit flushed with the boot lid in just 10 seconds. To really wrap your head around this innovation, you have to see it for yourself. With an asking price of £379,995 (approximately RM1.9 mil), this limited run model of 559 units, finished in Grigio Silverstone Metallic should be a worthy addition to your collection.
On paper and pictures, these two left-hand drive examples appear to be a real steal as they have only done 1,625 miles (approximately 2,615 km) and 1,380 miles (approximately 2,220 km) on the clock, respectively. The 550 even comes with the original hand book and spare keys. Sounds good as new to me!