Normally it takes a long while for a car to become valuable in the collector car market, however if it’s a Ferrari and is one of only 80 examples produced, you can bet there’s a collector out there who will pay big bucks for it. We’re referring to this Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, which is set to go under the gavel at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Arizona auction in January and may just command big bucks for a five-year-old Ferrari.
The 599 SA Aperta was introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show amid the 80th anniversary of Ferrari’s loyal design house Pininfarina. To mark the occasion, just 80 examples of the open-top V12 GT were produced, making it more rare than any Ferrari flagship and among the rarest production Ferraris of all time.
Like the standard 599 GTB, the SA Aperta is powered by Ferrari’s 612 horsepower 6.0-liter V12 engine which is linked up to a six-speed semi-automated paddle shift transmission. As a result, the car sprints from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 202 mph. The chassis was also carefully reinforced with carbon fiber to ensure it retained the same structural integrity as the closed-top 599.
All 80 examples of the SA Aperta were sold prior to delivery, which is why this auction is particularly important. This is a Ferrari your average buyer wasn’t eligible to acquire from the factory, making this a rare chance to own an SA Aperta.
Check out the lot listing for this rare prancing horse here.