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You Can Buy A Ferrari 612 Scaglietti For The Price Of A Cayman

The 612 might not be the most celebrated Ferrari GT, but for the price of a mid-range sports car, would you?

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Despite being a relatively recent Ferrari, the 612 Scaglietti is in danger of becoming something of a forgotten Maranello product. A lot of that is probably to do with what came before, and what came after.

The 456 was more elegant, and it had pop-up headlights, for Pete’s sake. The FF which followed the 612, meanwhile, was unlike anything else on sale at the time, being a ‘true’ two-door shooting brake.

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Whenever the 612 is brought up, then, we end up thinking, “Oh yeah, that was a thing!” It shouldn’t be this way, really, as the Scaglietti has a lot going for it. The mid-noughties GT is handsome in its own way, and with its 5.7-litre V12 churning out a sensible (compared to 2020 standards, at least) 533bhp, it’ll be possible to explore the top end of the rev range a lot more than in the current GTC4 Lusso.

It’s also more practical than you might expect. It’s quite a bit longer and taller than the 456, so although it’s classed as a 2+2, the seats in the back are a reasonable size. And although 240 litres for the boot space may not sound like much, that’s significantly more than the Aston Martin DBS offered.

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Speaking of which, like the DBS, it’s now possible to pick up a Scaglietti for the price of a Porsche Cayman. There’s currently one in the classifieds for £51,000, but our 612 pick is a decent chunk more at £64,950. Still Cayman territory, with the new GTS around that ballpark. So we’ll allow it.

For the money, you’re getting a Grigio Titanio 612 with some gorgeous Bordeaux Daytona seats. It’s done 30,839 miles and has been treated to a recent cambelt change, which a Ferrari independent will typically charge about £1000 for.

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And that leads us neatly to running costs. We’re not going to pretend a 612 is a savvy used buy - keeping an old V12 Ferrari running is never going to be a cheap business, from the amount of fuel it’ll burn to the high servicing costs. You’d need to build up a decent contingency budget in case anything particularly pricey goes wrong, too.

We still want one, of course. Given the cash, would you?