Lot 204 - 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello
|Odometer reading||76,364 miles|
|Estimate||£60,000 - £70,000|
|Result||Sold - £61,200|
- Original right hand drive
- Desirable manual gearbox
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. Featuring 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 Ferrari 550 Maranello was originally supplied by Glenvarigill Company Ltd in Edinburgh on 1st October 1998. A well stamped service book accompanies this Ferrari and a fine collection of invoices, the last of which confirms the car was last serviced by Fosker Engineering Ltd on 24th November 2017 at a cost of £3,229.97 which included a full service and the fitting of replacement cambelts. Finished in silver with black leather trim and fitted with the desirable manual gearbox, we are advised this 550 drives well. Supplied with a V5C registration document and the original service books, this right hand drive Ferrari is estimated competitively and could well be a car for the future.
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