The Ferrari 550 Maranello was presented to the world at a grand launch event at Germany’s famous Nurburgring race track in 1996. It was more than 20 years since Ferrari had last produced a two-seat Grand Tourer (the last models of the 365 GTB/4 Daytona were built in 1973), but the 550 Maranello is certainly a worthy successor.
Its looks are a world away from the wide, mid-engined F512M that preceded it, but the 550 is now rightly regarded as a Pininfarina classic. The 5.5-litre V12 first used in the 456 GT was revised by Ferrari’s engineers to produce 485 horsepower in the 550 Maranello, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Its performance remains staggering today: 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, and a top speed of 199mph.
This particular Ferrari 550 Maranello is finished in silver (Argento Alloy) with black (Nero) hide and black carpets. It has air-conditioning, electric windows and electrically-adjustable seats.
The file that accompanies this 550 Maranello includes a well-documented service history, showing this Ferrari to be known and maintained by Foskers, with 48540 miles now on the odometer. The car is supplied with its original leather toolkit case, books, owner’s wallet along with a full service history.
Ferrari’s 550 Maranello is a wonderful GT car. Four-wheel independent suspension affords impressive ride comfort, while plentiful luggage space and a large 114-litre fuel tank make it a practical choice for longer journeys.
These cars are becoming more sought-after every week, so call us now while we still have this lovely example for sale.
Jun 21, 2018