FERRARI CALIFORNIA T DD S-A T 2DR AUTO - £Auction
This lot will be auctioned via Silverstone Auctions, The Classic Sale at Silverstone 2022 on Friday the 26th of August - Saturday the 27th of August, The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN. Introduced in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show, the T was an updated version of the landmark California that had represented an entirely new departure for Ferrari on its arrival six years previously. Formerly used for a limited series of exclusive coachbuilt soft-tops created on the 250 GT chassis in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the evocative California name was revived by Ferrari in 2008 for its new 2+2 hardtop convertible. As well as the firsts listed above, the new California's multi-link rear suspension and direct fuel injection had never been seen before on a Ferrari road car, whilst its hunched rear wheel arches, single bonnet scoop and slatted wing vents were styling cues borrowed from the original. The arrival of the T was a radical step-change from the earlier model and introduced a twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre, V8 elevating power output from 483bhp to 552bhp, while ingenious engineering virtually eliminated turbo lag. The centre of gravity was lowered with the engine being set 40mm lower in the chassis and 11% stiffer springs were installed together with a 10% quicker steering rack. In addition, the car was even more striking with every panel being restyled resulting in an even more elegant and purposeful appearance. The new T offered 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 195mph, pretty impressive for a folding-roof Ferrari with the emphasis on style and comfort. This superb example is a T model, which was supplied new by HR Owen in November 2014. The purchase price was £185k, against a list price of £154k and selected options included 20” alloy wheels, Blu California paint, parchment leather piped in blue, car cover and a battery conditioner. It has been very well maintained and had covered 31,142 miles at the time of photography. The service history is comprehensive and extends from the Pre Delivery at H.R.Owen on 13/11/2014 right through to the most recent Oil Service on 4/11/2021 at 29,679 miles by Graypaul. A major service was carried out by Graypaul on 28/01/2020 at 24,893 miles. Full details of these services will be available from our documents desk as will a full spec sheet. The California T offers you the best of both worlds, with decent real-world performance, luxury, and a fantastic V8 soundtrack whilst also offering great levels of practicality and usability with its four-seat layout. This is a lovely example with a fabulous spec and finished in special order, Blu California, making it one of the best-looking California Ts on the market today.
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