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Lot 226

2008 Ferrari 599 GTB

  • Chassis no. ZFFFC60AX80159828

Sold for $214,500

611 bhp, 5,999 cc 65-degree V-12 engine, six-speed F1 automated manual transmission, independent front and rear wishbone suspension with SCM Magnetoreological damping, and four-wheel carbon-ceramic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 108.3 in.

  • Two owners and 2,800 miles from new
  • Tastefully modified in the style of the 599 GTO
  • A wonderful, modern grand touring Ferrari

Ferrari’s 599 GTB was introduced as the successor to the 575M Maranello when it was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2006. While that car was largely based on the 550 Maranello, the 599 GTB would be an all-new car throughout. The 599 GTB boasted bodywork designed by Pininfarina, which sought to improve the car’s aerodynamics and was defined by rear buttresses that helped to channel air to the rear deck and increase downforce. Mechanically, the car’s engine retained the same basic architecture of the V-12 in the Enzo, and it could produce 611 horsepower, which was a 71-horsepower increase over the engine in the 575M Maranello. The engine was mated to a new F1-SuperFast gearbox that could shift in just 60 milliseconds, which helped propel the 599 from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds and to a top speed of 205 mph.

This 599 GTB, finished in Rosso Corsa over Beige, was produced in February 2008 and purchased new by Jay Gilbert, of Old Westbury, New York, in July of that year. The car was lavished with a number of options, including Scuderia shields embossed on the fenders, front and rear parking sensors, brake calipers in matching Rosso Corsa, fully electric Daytona sport seats, a rear parcel shelf trimmed in Beige leather, carbon fiber paddles and steering wheel with LED shift indicator lights, carbon fiber dashboard trim, a carbon fiber central tunnel, and contrasting Rosso stitching throughout. Gilbert drove the car just over 1,000 miles during his ownership, and then it was purchased by the Andrews Collection, making them the Ferrari’s second owners.

Seeking to emulate the 599 GTO with their GTB, the Andrews’ had the roof and side-view mirrors painted matte black and had the car fitted with matching 20-inch aftermarket wheels that were shod in Pirelli PZero tires. In their tenure, the Andrews’ have put another 1,700 miles on the 599 GTB from driving it around the Fort Worth area, adding to a total mileage of just 2,800. It remains in spectacular condition both inside and out, which is appropriate for such a low-mileage example. The car comes accompanied by its original wheels and tires, car cover, owner’s manuals, battery tender, a set of aftermarket and original floor mats, and some service invoices.

It’s only natural that the Andrews’ sought to purchase a 599 GTB after having a pair of Superamericas in their collection, as this car recalls the stunning levels of performance and comfort that the Superamerica offered when new. With limited mileage and two owners from new, this 599 GTB won’t disappoint.

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