1997 Ferrari 550

MARANELLO // V12 FLAGSHIP IN ROSSO CORSA // RHD // EXCELLENT SERVICE HISTORY

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    11/1997
  • Kilometerstand 
    50 681 mi / 81 564 km
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Innenfarbe 
    Beige
  • Innenausstattung 
    Leder
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    2
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Rot
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

FOR SALE; V12 flagship in traditional Rosso Corsa // RHD // Excellent Service History

EQUIPMENT
Electric Seats, Mirrors and Windows, Air Conditioning with Climate Control, Traction Control, Switchable Sport mode, Dash Clock, Leather interior, Kenwood Stereo.

EXTERIOR
In signature deep Red ‘Rosso Corsa’ this 550 is in superb cosmetic condition with only a handful of small chips carefully touched in, to what is otherwise a near perfect example.

The Pininfarina designed body incorporates the long bonnet sweeping out and low to the front culminating in some sharp black front spoilers. The covered headlights are in excellent order and spread evenly between the large centre air intake allowing the large capacity engine all the available air intake needed. The headlight rubber surrounds can typically become brittle and loose over time although pleasingly not the case with this example. Stick on Scuderia shields sit proudly on the front wings and tie in with the further yellow centre wheel caps and front Ferrari badge.

Two side exit grilles adorn the flanks to allow heat dissipation, a well designed feature and a nod to the classic V12 Ferraris of bygone days.

INTERIOR
The luxurious interior of the 550 is well appointed, Tan leather covers the majority, beautifully stitched and using only the finest hide. Predominantly tan, the cabin is lifted with subtle chrome features around the air vents, dials and of course the centerpiece gated manual gear stick. A classic colour combination that complements the red exterior as an iconic front engine V12 GT Ferrari.

The interior is free from any rips, tears or unsightly marks and the large majority of the of the plastic coating, prone to wear on Ferrari’s, is in good shape.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 5.5L V12 engine is a design masterpiece and was commended with a win in the “over 4 litre” class of international engine of the year award for both 2000 and 2001.

The mighty naturally aspirated engine is mated to the sublime Ferrari 6 speed gated manual box, which slots into every gear with a satisfying bolt action, and there is no doubt that this GT will remain one of the last greats of analogue driving pleasure.

Recent, major work has included a clutch change in early 2019, the car is also fitted with a Capristo exhaust with a remote switching system depending on driver and passenger requirements.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The classic 5 spoke alloys are in good condition with only a few touched in marks to note that do not detract from their look; shod in Pirelli P-Zero tyres all round there is plenty of tread; an excellent road tyre in both wet and dry conditions.

The braking system is in good order with plenty of material on the pads and discs.

HISTORY FILE
The 550 was first registered in Singapore in late 1997 when new. While out there it was well serviced and maintained by the supplying main dealer and subject to 6 services at routine intervals until 2005. At this point the car was shipped to the UK with 27,157 km and registered in 2005. The speedo was converted and changed to MPH (reading 0 at the time of fitment and now currently reading 33,945) and it carried on its rigorous main dealer servicing with Graypaul.

2010 saw the car enter the specialist maintenance market and continue an exceptionally well documented service file throughout its history to the current day.

While in the UK the car has had a further 8 services carried out by Ferrari main dealer and Ferrari specialists in addition to further maintenance work. The car has no fewer than 3 belt changes throughout it’s life with no expense spared in other areas.

This fantastic GT has had 2 previous UK owners with the current and third keeper since 2012. Currently due a service and cambelt change which can be arranged on sale at the asking price by local specialist who has been looking after the car SMDG.

The leather book pack is present featuring copies of UK manuals, all its UK MOTs and a comprehensive service folder full of import documents and all service invoicing both for its time in Singapore and the UK. Two sets of keys are also present along with two key fobs.

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The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.

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