Before the GTC4Lusso and FF, Ferrari had the 612 Scaglietti to compete against other high-end grand tourers. Build to replace the 456 M, the 2+2 coupe was produced in Maranello from 2004 to 2010.
The 612 Scaglietti hasn’t been that big of a hit with Ferrari enthusiasts. It’s currently selling for around €100,000 ($122,860) in Europe, with barely-driven ones fetching as much as €150,000 ($184,290).
Its 5.7-liter V12 engine produced 540PS (532hp) and 588Nm (434lb-ft) of torque back when it left the factory. Naught to 100km/h (0-62mph) took 4.0 seconds dead, and it reached a top speed of 320km/h (199mph). So, it wasn’t its lack of power that resulted in it not being that popular.
In fact, it was its design, which was deemed by many to be ungainly. Even though it was styled by Pininfarina, let’s just say that it wasn’t one of the Italian studio’s finest hours.
Now, if you’re on the outlook for a V12-engined Ferrari and you have around £90,000-£110,000 (equal to $125,459-$153,338) to spare, plus a buyer’s premium of 15 percent, then you may want to check out the example pictured here.
It’s listed by SilverstoneAuctions for their event at the Silverstone Circuit on May 18, and it’s a bespoke example, created under Ferrari’s ‘One-to-One’ personalization program. Finished in Rosso Mugello, over a brown interior, and equipped with lots of optional features, the right-hand drive 612 was supplied new in March 2009 to the UK.
Since then, it has been properly maintained, as proven by its service book, and has just a little over 24,000 miles (38,624km) on the clock. Prior to the auction, the vendor will service it, and it will be supplied with a fresh MoT. But would that someone be you, if you had the cash?