Mileage 5,725 Kilometres
Low mileage MC12, 1 of 1 finished in Exposed Blue Carbon Fibre.
While the MC12 may have been very similar to the Enzo in terms of mechanics, its bodywork was anything but. Designed by Frank Stephenson, the MC12 had its own dramatic look and flair. The biggest difference between the Enzo and MC12 was the presence of a removable hardtop, allowing a more visceral, open-top driving experience for driver and passenger. At the back, the MC12 had a massive rear spoiler; thanks to that and its newer proportions, the MC12 created more downforce than the Enzo.
Needless to say, the MC12 caused quite a stir amongst Maserati enthusiasts when it was first announced. As it was unequivocally the greatest road-going automobile that the company had ever built, everyone wanted their hands on Maserati’s newest supercar. The company had intended for the car to make an impact, and it did so by strictly limiting the number that would be built to only 25 cars. Each of which was hand-finished, with exacting attention to detail, and finished in a brilliant two-tone blue and white colour scheme. However, apparently the urging of customers proved too much for Maserati to resist. Looking to not only please their demanding clientele, but also to celebrate the car’s racing success, Maserati eventually produced a second run of 25 cars, for a total of a still very limited 50 examples.
This supercar, however, would not be confined to the streets. The race-ready version of the MC12, the MC12 Corsa, was campaigned in the FIA’s GT and GT1 World Championship Series where it proved to be a formidable contender. Vitaphone Racing secured five consecutive team championships and a sixth of the first season of GT1 in 2010. Furthermore, Maserati won the Manufacturer’s Cup in 2005 and 2007 and six Drivers’ Championships, four in the FIA GT Championship from 2006 to 2009, one for the 2006 Italian GT Championship and another in the newly formed FIA GT1 class in 2010.
The example we are thrilled to offer for sale was supplied new to Europe and first delivered on the 28th February 2005 via German based Ferrari Maserati dealer Mille Miglia Motors of Munich. A couple of years after delivery it was sent back to the factory body shop in Maranello, who refinished the entire car in exposed Blue Carbon Fibre, creating a true one-off. It is a car we have known for many years and sits today in superb condition, showing under 5,750 KM from new and maintaining an excellent service history. It always proves to be a crowd favourite and has been displayed at a number of events over the years, most recently Salon Privé London, 2023 where it won the ‘People’s Choice’ award.
The MC12 is one of the all-time greats and offers an unrivalled driving experience as well as what we believe to be a strong investment opportunity. Contact us now for more information or to arrange a viewing.