Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1998
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Peter F. Baumberger Collection of Motorcars
* All sold with No Reserve *
20 Aug 2010
Gstaad Palace Hotel
Switzerland
Lot No: 8
One owner from new
1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000110792
Estimate: CHF60,000 - 80,000
Footnote:
"The 550 Maranello will go down as one of the most memorable Ferraris of recent times. Performance as blistering as this, mated to a chassis that is friendlier and better than any Ferrari's since the 246 Dino, means you don't quickly forget a hard drive over a good road in the 550M." Autocar, 27th November 1996.
What was remarkable about the Ferrari 550 Maranello was not that it was a reincarnation of the fabled Daytona, nor that Ferrari positioned it as the flagship of their road car range, but that they decided a front-engined car was the correct replacement for a mid-engined one.
Replacing the F512M with the 550 broke one of the unwritten rules of supercar creation, but as CEO Luca di Montezemolo said at the car's un