Lot 220 - 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||29,000 km|
|Estimate||£59,000 - £69,000|
The Ferrari 550 Maranello is a two-seat grand tourer manufactured from 1996 and is powered by a front-engined V12. It shared its platform and 5,474cc engine with the 456 but was positioned as the company's high-end model. It featured a luxurious and spacious interior and, unusually for a Ferrari, the boot could accommodate a set of golf clubs. The 550 has a tubular steel frame chassis with light aluminium bodywork. Power steering is variable assist and, to be expected of a car with this performance, disc brakes are fitted all round. Acceleration is an impressive 4.2 seconds 0 to 60mph and top speed a reported 199mph. In total, 3,083 Ferrari 550's were produced.
This lovely example, finished in Tour de France blue, has covered a mere 29,000 miles and benefitted from a £2,000 service with Ferrari specialists Autofficina in September 2016. Described as in stunning condition, this example was originally imported to Japan by Cornes who continued to service the car; the original Ferrari manual and tools are present as is the service booklet. The coachwork is in very good order as is the contrasting tan leather interior and we are pleased to advise this 550 Maranello drives with no known faults. The car comes supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until October 2017.The value of Ferrari 550's has increased significantly of late and this example is very competitively estimated.
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS HAD TO BE WITHDRAWN.
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