"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 magnificent Ferrari was originally supplied by Graypaul in Loughborough on 12th September 1998. An exceedingly well cared for example, this 550 benefits from having a full Ferrari main dealer service history with 13 stamps in the book. We are advised prior to the auction the car will be serviced by Dick Lovett in Swindon, this will include replacing the cambelts, the vendor cancelled a previous appointment as he would not let his car be taken out in the rain! The condition of this Maranello can only be described as ‘like new’. The Rosso Corsa paintwork is totally original and unmarked apart from a couple of minute stone chips on the bonnet and the tan leather interior is in immaculate condition throughout. Without doubt this is one of the finest 550 Maranello’s we have seen and is a credit to the fastidious vendor. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 4th September 2019, the original service books and toolkit. This low mileage Ferrari is in age defying condition."