2012 Ferrari California

26K Miles, Well-Maintained, Gorgeous Color Combination


Harry's Thoughts

Wow! This Ferrari California is such a thrill to drive and the Pininfarina styling is stunning. The 4.3 litre, 453 hp V-8 motor, amazing body lines and the legendary Ferrari handling really sets this Ferrari California apart from most vehicles on the road. This well-maintained and low mileage example would be a wonderful addition to any exotic motorcar collection for club tours and shows.


This 2012 Ferrari California is a gorgeous 26,000 mile, well-maintained and beautifully appointed example of the popular 2+2 grand touring sports car. The California is considered a landmark car for Ferrari in that it was the first front engine Ferrari with a V-8 engine, first 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, first hard top convertible with a folding metal roof, and first with multi-link rear suspension. The stunning livery and interior color combination along with the custom 22” alloy wheels really make this California stand out on the road. This beautiful California is ready to be enjoyed and toured.

This Ferrari California was originally received on January 17, 2012, by Ferrari Maserati of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach, FL. where it was registered as a corporate vehicle and was dealership maintained. The drive belts were replaced in 2014 and the engine mounts were replaced in 2015. A second dealership in Dallas, TX acquired the Ferrari on October 27, 2017, with a reported 10,161 miles and sold it to a private individual in Florida on November 5, 2019, with a reported 14,759 miles. The Ferrari was acquired by an individual in Laguna Beach, CA on November 9, 2022, with a reported 22,789 miles. Our good friend and client, Fred Marcus of El Paso, TX purchased the Ferrari on August 5, 2023, from the Rosso Corsa Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. Mr. Marcus is an avid collector of discerning taste and enjoys driving and maintaining his collection.

The livery of this California is a gorgeous Grigio Titanio (Code 3238) with beautiful luster and shine overall. There are only a couple of small imperfections that are only visible upon very close inspection. The Ferrari California’s standard wheel option is 19” Alloys. This California has upgraded 22” silver alloy wheels which are wrapped in very low profile Nexen high performance radial tires. The spoked alloy wheels allow the beautiful, bright yellow Ferrari brake calipers to really make a statement. The Ferrari yellow and chrome exterior badges are all in beautiful condition and show very well against the lustrous metallic gray paint. The color matched folding metal roof convertible hard top is in beautiful condition inside and out and functions as designed. The California’s are stunning with the tops up or down, which is no surprise. The exterior of the Ferrari is in amazing overall condition apart from the Lexan headlight lens covers which are beginning to show minor imperfections, but barely noticeable. This Ferrari is certainly ready to be enjoyed around town or on extended road trips and will certainly be a head turner wherever it goes.

The interior on this Ferrari is as beautiful as the exterior. The gorgeous upholstery is Cuoio Naturale Leather (Code 4609), is soft and supple and appears near new apart from very minor wear on the lower portion of the driver’s seat and on the driver’s door pull. The beautiful natural leather color is a stunning complement to the Titanio exterior paint. The dash and gauges all appear as near new, and function properly as does the climate control (air conditioning and heat), and the navigation and sound system display screen. The large tachometer is Ferrari yellow and is a nice accent to the center of the well-designed black gauge cluster and beautiful black leather dash. The gorgeous steering wheel is wrapped in black leather and displays the yellow Ferrari Prancing Horse logo in the center along with the red Engine Start button and the red performance indicator switch for Comfort or Sport mode. The Cuoio colored wool carpet shows very well and is mostly protected with black Ferrari floor mats. The interior of this Ferrari shows very well overall and is ready to be shown.

The engine compartment is a work of art with the Ferrari red engine components and has been well detailed and appointed. The gorgeous naturally aspirated 4.3 Litre DOHC, 32 valve V-8 motor produces 435 hp and propels this California from 0-60 in four seconds. The motor runs and performs beautifully and the exhaust note sounds like nothing else on the road. The power of the V-8 engine is transferred to the rear wheels through the 7-speed automatic, dual-clutch transmission, with auto-shift, which performs flawlessly and quietly. The undercarriage is clean, rust free and in very nice condition overall. There are the expected superficial undercarriage scrape marks below the engine compartment due to the low stance of the Ferrari. This California is in as nice overall mechanical condition as it is beautiful.

This Ferrari California drives and performs incredibly well as one would expect from a well-maintained Ferrari and is a true show piece to look at and drive. It would be a welcomed addition to any Ferrari or exotic car collection and is ready to tour and be shown.

We have this 2012 Ferrari California priced well. The Hagerty No. 1 value is $139,000 and the No. 2 value is $109,000. This California is a nice No. 2.

For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at This 2012 Ferrari California is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

2012 Ferrari California



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2012 Ferrari California
2012 Ferrari California


VIN ZFF65LJA3C0185171
BODY STYLE Retractible Hard Top Convertible
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 26,140
GEARBOX 7-Speed Automatic with Auto-Shift
INT COLOR Cuio Naturale Leather
EXT COLOR Grigio Titanio
YEAR 2012

Ferrari California

Interesting Fact: The name “California” was revived from the 1950s Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. Launched at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari California was designed to attract new Ferrari owners. This car stands out from other models due to its higher ride height, but it is still considered a landmark model for the…
Interesting Fact: The name “California” was revived from the 1950s Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. Launched at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari California was designed to attract new Ferrari owners. This car stands out from other models due to its higher ride height, but it is still considered a landmark model for the company. A gasoline direct injection system was produced by Bosch that helps the engine yield 453 horsepower at 7,750 rpm and a 0 to 62 acceleration in 4.0 seconds. The California is also monumental in that it was the first Ferrari vehicle to feature stop/start technology. There was a period in 2012 where Ferrari was forced to recall some models (approximately 200) due to engine issues, but the problem was quickly fixed. Car lovers and collectors everywhere look for any chance to get their hands on a Ferrari California due to its impressive performance and build.



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