• Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Mileage 
    134 mi / 216 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFZR52C000124056
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
    ESP
    Yes
    Immobilizer
    Yes
    Particulate filter
    Yes
  • Reference number 
    CS211
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Rosso Corsa
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior brand colour 
    Nero
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    450 PS / 331 kW / 444 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Highlights

The 78th of just 448 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarinas built

Right-hand drive, matching numbers and delivery mileage

Resplendent in Rosso Corsa over a Nero leather and Alcantara interior

A truly virginal example of the 550 Barchetta – a limited-edition, open-top, front-engined V12 Ferrari with a manual gearbox

Creating a worthy successor for the eye-wateringly pretty GTS/4 ‘Daytona’ Spider was no mean feat for Ferrari, which probably explains why it took the company 31 years to finally do it. Suffice to say, the 550 Barchetta Pininfarina was worth the wait.

It was also a fitting way of commemorating the 70th birthday of Pininfarina, the illustrious engineer of elegance from Turin previously responsible for the design of such fabled Ferraris as the 250 GT ‘Lusso’ and, of course, the ‘Daytona’.

Introduced at the Paris salon in 2000, the Ferrari 550 Barchetta was drop-dead gorgeous, differing from its closed-roof counterpart in a number of intricate ways. The windscreen, for example, was shorter and more aggressively raked, resulting in a more sleek overall profile. The boot was restyled and, bizarrely for a convertible, more specious as a result. And the fuel filler cap was hewn from aluminium.

The Barchetta also received as standard several features that were optional (and, being a Ferrari, alarmingly expensive) on the coupe – big racing bucket seats, for example, a smattering of carbon-fibre trim and 19-inch two-piece alloy wheels. The front-engined V12 was a Barchetta in the truest sense of the word. Ferrari half-heartedly provided a soft-top, although it was only deemed ‘safe’ below 70mph. Who wants to drive their drop-top V12 in the rain, anyway?

Ferrari intended to build 444 examples of the 550 Barchetta, but four is an unlucky number in Japan, which worried the bigwigs in Maranello sufficiently enough for them to add four more. Each of the 448 cars (which immediately sold out) boasts an individually numbered plaque on the dash bearing the signature of Sergio Pininfarina. We, for one, are sure he was proud of this rare and incredibly elegant V12 Gran Turismo.

This ultra-low-mileage right-hand-drive Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina is number 78 of the 448 examples built – chassis number 4056. It was delivered new to Hong Kong via the official Ferrari concessionaire Italian Motors (Sales & Service) Ltd. in July of 2001. Showing just 134 miles on the odometer, the car has been serviced by an official Ferrari dealer on three occasions: in November of 2013, June of 2019 and November of 2021.

As a result of this Ferrari’s incredibly sheltered lives, is the car in remarkably original condition, retaining not only its original Pirelli P Zero tyres, but also its spare wheel and even the plastic film on the carpets applied by the factory to protect them during transit to the original owner.

Furthermore, number 78 is accompanied by its factory Certificate of Origin, Warranty and Service Book, Alarm System booklet, Owners’ Manual, Sales and Service booklet and Hi-Fi System Warranty Card. The branded red crash helmets Ferrari provided with each Barchetta are also present.

This virginal roadster is now seeking a new home. A limited-edition drop-top Ferrari V12 with enough special features to distinguish it from its closed-roof counterpart, the 550 Barchetta is a veritable modern classic. Number 78 presents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire virtually untouched examples – an attribute on which today’s discerning collectors place enormous importance.

Price Upon Application


Girardo & Co.
Belchers Farm
Ascott
Oxfordshire
OX44 7UH
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Max
Last name 
Girardo

Phone 
+44-02036212923