Sold for £56,750
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: NK60 JKX
Chassis No: ZFFLJ65C000176297
MOT: May 2024
PLEASE NOTE: The reserve on this vehicle has been reduced
Introduced at the Paris Salon in 2008, the Ferrari California had been conceived as a grand tourer rather than an out-and-out sports car. Intended to appeal to those who might otherwise opt for a Bentley, Aston Martin or Mercedes-Benz, it was the Maranello marque's first design to feature the following: a front-mounted V8 engine, two-piece folding metal roof, dual clutch seven-speed transmission, direct fuel injection and multi-link rear suspension. Styled by Pininfarina and subject to over 1,000 hours of wind tunnel testing, the newcomer utilised aluminium for both its chassis and bodywork construction. Related to that in the F430, its 4297cc 'quad cam', 32-valve V8 developed some 453bhp and 358lbft of torque and was allied to the aforementioned dual-clutch seven-speed transmission as standard (though, Ferrari would fit a six-speed manual to special order). Despite being among the least expensive models in the range, the California boasted carbon ceramic disc brakes and the traction control system from the marque's flagship 599. Plus it could still sprint from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and onto 193mph. Less demanding to drive than its siblings and therefore more enjoyable during everyday 'real world' motoring, the notional 2+2-seater more than fulfilled its brief of attracting new customers to the Ferrari fold.
Presented in a special order triple layer White with Nero leather interior and Bianco stitching, this particular Ferrari California was first delivered to Graypaul of Edinburgh on the 8th of October 2010. ‘NK60 JKX’ would arrive with over £37,000 in factory optional extras including ‘MagneRide’ dual mode suspension, front and rear parking sensors, Navtrak anti-theft system, Scuderia shields, black external A-pillars and roof, 20’’ forged wheels with titanium wheel nuts and yellow brake calipers, ceramic brake discs, carbon steering wheel with LED shift indicators, yellow rev counter, cruise control, electric memory seats, aluminium driver and passenger footrests, internal and external electrochromic mirrors, navigation with iPod connectivity, Pellicole anti stone-chipping protective film, Ferrari battery charger, dust cover and more. Not only this, but the car would also be fitted with the external carbon pack by Graypaul from new at an additional cost of £14,000. This included a carbon front splitter, side skirts, door handles, petrol cap, rear panel and rear diffuser. The resulting £51,000 in options would bring the retail price of the car to just under £200,000.
‘NK60 JKX’ was acquired by a friend of the vendor in November, 2017, and in 2020, he was offered the opportunity to purchase the car. Having been subject to a belt service just c.3,000 miles ago and having now been in current ownership for nearly 3 years, the car is offered for sale displaying just 32,209 miles on the odometer at the time of consignment and on 02/08/2023 was collected for its latest service, updates and recall.
Included with the vehicle is a history file including the original leather bookpack. This contains the tracking system reference guide, roadside assistance and recovery booklet, infotainment manual, sales and service organization booklet, owner’s manual and service booklet complete with 10 stamps; the most recent in August 2023. A welcome to Ferrari book is also included within the history file, as well as a Ferrari California brochure and a collection of previous invoices and MOT certificates. Finally, the V5C document is included, which displays 8 former keepers, as well as the Ferrari battery charger and the unused dust cover.
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