Lot 253 - 1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello
|£67,000 - £75,000
- Genuine righthand drive example
- Manual gearbox
- Recent service and cambelt change
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.
Originally supplied by Ferrari in Colchester and registered on 16th April 1997, this 550 Maranello is finished in the desirable colour combination of Argento Nurburgring metallic over Nero hide. A 550 Maranello is an impressive car to drive, comfortable, quick and when fitted with a manual gearbox such as this example-great fun. This Ferrari has a well documented service history and has just been treated to a major service including changing of the cambelts. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate it also comes with the original handbooks. Considered to be one of the best driving grand tourers around, a Ferrari 550 Maranello offers a refined drive yet exhilarating when required.
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