1996 Ferrari 550

Maranello

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    12/1996
  • Mileage 
    67 559 km / 41 980 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
    Immobilizer
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Rosso Corsa
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Interior brand colour 
    Bruin
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    357 kW / 486 PS / 479 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Transmission: 6 gears, Manual gearbox
Model range: Sep 1996 - Apr 2002
Drive: Rear wheel drive
Number of cylinders: 12
Engine capacity: 5.474 cc
Empty weight: 1.665 kg
Wheelbase: 249 cm
Acceleration (0-100 kph): 4,4 s
Top speed: 320 km/h
Upholstery: Leather
Service history: Present (serviced by dealer)
APK (MOT): New APK (MOT) upon delivery
Number of keys: 2

= More options and accessories =

- Air conditioning
- Anti-skid system
- Central locking
- Electrically operated front windows
- Immobiliser
- Leather interior
- Passenger airbag

= Remarks =

Ferrari 550 Maranello

Seeing this gorgeous Ferrari 550 Maranello with manual transmission back again, let us smile like a kid getting his first toy car. The Maranello is born to be a classic and its comeback at Prins couldn’t be more gracefully. The bright red thoroughbred GT has been neatly (dealer) maintained and comes complete with numerous original Ferrari accessories. Including dust cover, tool and tire repair kit, a trickle charger and - very important - all documentation stored in the original leather Ferrari cover!

History

Checking the full history of this stunning Ferrari 550 is like reading a good book. The Prancing Horse was first delivered in 1996 at the Ferrari dealer in Barcelona. In 2015 we came into contact with a Spanish car collector, offering some really unique classics . That also included this Rosso Corsa 550 Maranello from the 1st owner. Shortly after our discovery, the Ferrari came into Prins hands and was shipped to the Netherlands. We gave it thorough maintenance and sold the car to a Belgian enthusiast: the former owner. 5 years later the Italian beauty is back at its Prins roots!
In the period 2015 to date, all the technical services were perfectly carried out by our colleagues from Ferrari Maserati Antwerp (FMA). Invoices are included; they confirm the car has been handled with lots of care. The interior was even upgraded!

Interior & exterior

That "upgrade" contains the leather-covered luggage deck. Including super chic Diamond Stitch! The 550 features traditional Ferrari colors: Rosso Corsa exterior paint in combination with a beige leather interior upholstery. Sporty and tastefully at the same time! The top of the dashboard has a Nero leather finish, which provides a wonderful contrast.
Also striking inside the Italian grand tourer are of course the aluminum parts in the tunnel console, with beautifully milled shift wings including classic H-pattern and a characteristic gear lever with a round knob. Perforated sport pedals and a chrome finish around the analogue clocks breathe Ferrari 90s. The A-pillars are black and the headliner is made of beige leather. This is what we call “the beauty of perfection”!

Design

The Ferrari 550 Maranello has a one-of-a-kind design: timeless without being sober. After all, the stretched 2-seater contains a lot exciting details, while famous designer Pininfarina deliberately kept the basic contours tight. The Ferrari 550 is a stunning and fast GT with supercar characteristics. The car shows it’s a real boss in comparison with modern sports cars, thanks to the elegant looks and thrilling subtleties. 24 years after its introduction, we know for sure: the Maranello is a real masterpiece!

Technique & performance

The drivetrain is also masterly: underneath the long hood you’ll find a true treasure called Ferrari V12. The 12-cylinder produces 485 prancing horses. No turbo’s needed. The 5.5 liter engine is all natural. So now you know what the model name is based on…
The classic 550 Maranello shows modern numbers: accelerating from 0-100 km/h only takes 4.3 seconds and the top speed of 323 km/h still is exceptional by current standards. It means this Ferrari is actually a super-GT. What about the driving experience? No way a new car can match this kind of feeling. Talking about good investments…

Kind regards,
Prins Classics