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 Nero Daytona with Crema hide, black carpets and a special order diamond quilted stitched parcel shelf.
It has air-conditioning, electric windows and electrically-adjustable seats. With 35,100 miles now on the odometer and 13 stamps in the service history this 550 has been very well cared for. The car is supplied with its original leather toolkit case, books and owner’s wallet.
The history file comes with a very rare addition of two original Ferrari sales brochures, one of which has a sheet of factory transparency slides, this is something we have not seen before.
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. For more information, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01474 874555