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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 14th-18th, 2015 at Russo and Steele’s 15th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.
A Scottsdale, Arizona family commissioned this incredible Sport Speciale Sypder, which was totally scratch-built by the award-winning restoration coachbuilders at The Creative Workshop in Dania Beach, Florida. A one-off car with modern engineering and traditional Carrozzeria build techniques, this masterpiece is a seamless fusion of classic style and modern performance, providing soul and character no modern car and precious few classics can emulate. In January 2011, the Speciale was independently appraised at a replacement value of $1.5 million. The appraisal and all build invoices are available.
Completed in late 2007 after a build involving over two years and 7,000 man-hours, the Speciale was inspired by the big-bore European racecars of the late 50s and early 60s with styling cues from such icons as the Ferrari TR 59/60, Aston Martin DBR1, and Maserati 450S. The next step was to marry that style, look, and attitude to state-of-the-art technology underneath the tubular chassis and hand-formed, lightweight aluminum body, resulting in enhanced performance, safety, and drivability that those old racers could only dream of.
Power is provided by an Fl-inspired, custom-built aluminum BMW V-12 by Dinan Performance, displacing 5,972 cc and delivering 450 horsepower and 480 pounds-feet of torque. Weighing in at just 2,300 pounds, the Speciale’s power-to-weight ratio is an amazing 5 pounds per horsepower. Theoretical performance of the 6-speed Speciale is simply amazing – 251 mph top speed and acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds!
Fuel delivery is via a fully programmable custom Hilborn-style AEM fuel-injection unit with 12 injectors and stacks. Front suspension is a fully adjustable, independent, dual-wishbone setup with racing coil-over shocks and a fully adjustable racing anti-sway bar. Rear suspension is a Jaguar-style independent “drop-out” sub-assembly with inboard discs, four coil-overs, and an Auburn limited-slip. Ride quality is extremely comfortable. Front brakes are Brembo racing discs and calipers, with Wilwood racing units at the rear. Steering is via a BRT rack.
Details are period-style and authentic. Gauges are original Veglia units, the steering wheel original Nardi, and the lights are original Marchal and Carello. Switches are Magneti Marelli and the wheels were built at Borrani in Italy, as were the hubs and knock-offs – on the original jigs that built the same wire wheels for Ferrari.
Following completion, the Sport Speciale has earned an astounding amount of worldwide press coverage, including publications in more than 32 countries. Among them, the car was the cover and feature subject in the Robb Report and Autoweek, and profiled in other high-profile publications. The Speciale also starred in a one-hour segment of El Garage in Spain and Latin America, as well as Dennis Gage’s My Classic Car. While built to be driven and enjoyed, the Speciale is a multiple show winner at several top-level venues and concours. Having logged just over 5,000 miles, this stunning, one-off automobile is worthy of continued enjoyment and show appearances by a discerning enthusiast.
AZ TITLE READS: 1959 Ferrari SPCON