Manual Ferrari 575M Superamerica Is From A Different Era [104 Images]

There was a time when Ferrari used to equip its exotics with stick shifts, including a few units of the rare 575M Superamerica, but that time is long gone, as the Prancing Horse has moved on to automated gearboxes

In the meantime, manual Ferrari prices have gone through the roof, signaling that collectors are more than willing to spend six or even seven figures to purchase a supercar built in Maranello that still offers the pleasure of manual gear shifting.

Produced from 1996, as a successor to the F512 M, the 550 Maranello came with a front-engine and rear-wheel drive layout right at the top of the brand’s lineup. Six years later, it was upgraded to the 575 Modificata, which eventually morphed into the Superamerica, built in a limited run of 559 examples, including 43 equipped with a six-speed manual transmission.

Delivered new in November 2005 in New York, this supercar remained in the possession of its original owner, who enjoyed it for 11,800 miles (18,990 km) before deciding to departure with it at Bonhams’ auction. It was properly serviced by Ferrari dealers only and it’s in pristine condition. The auction house expects that it should fetch between $700,000 and $800,000.


  • T_Cake

    I loved the 550. Simple. Beautiful.

  • chippers

    I understand people that don’t want to drive a manual on their daily commutes in traffic but a Ferrari is something you drive on the weekend for fun. Most of the competing brands have gone the same way. Whenever I see someone driving a newer exotic car I just automatically assume they’re a tool who cares nothing about driving and only wants to be seen.

    • Vassilis

      I’m all for manual gearboxes but in very fast cars you do need a sequential one because you simply don’t have enough time to shift up.

  • TheHake

    It came standard with a fire extinguisher, because you just knew….

  • JBH

    I shot those photos! Check out my website and on IG @jbh1126

Hyundai And Kia Settle Class Action Lawsuits Over 2.0- And 2.4-Liter GDI Engines

The settlement covers approximately 4.1 million vehicles in the United States.

Audi Grounds Their Flying Car Project

The company has suspended work on the project and is reviewing their partnership with Airbus.

Pimp Your 2020 Chrysler Pacifica With Official Red S Edition Package For $3,995

The Red S Edition package is available for 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Limited gas and hybrid models and focuses mostly on the interior.

Morris Commercial Teases Their Carbon Fiber-Bodied Electric Delivery Van

The upcoming model draws inspiration from the 1950’s Morris J-type van.

Buick Puts Bigger Battery Into China’s Velite 6 EV, Extends Range To 255 Miles

The new version of Buick’s EV gains an 148 HP electric motor and a 52.5 kWh battery pack, which extends its range by 68 miles.

Jeep Gladiator XMT Unveiled As A Light Tactical Military Truck

The Gladiator XMT could go into production during the second half of next year.

Hyundai Nexo And Tucson FCVs Have Racked Up Over 8.4 Million Miles In The U.S.

Despite not selling in high numbers, mainly due to the limited refueling infrastructure, the two models have covered a distance equal to 17 round-trip journeys to the surface of the Moon.

2020 Acura ILX Hits Showrooms, Retains Last Year’s $25,900 Starting Price

The 2020 ILX features available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, plus the AcuraWatch safety suite as standard.

Driver Filmed Begging Trucker Not To Dump Burning Trash That Caused Deadly California Wildfire

The man sensed the danger and begged for the trucker not to dump the burning garbage so close to a field, but to no avail.

Audi A6 Allroad Returns To America Next Year

The rugged wagon returns with a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 engine.