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Firmly placed in Ferrari's history as one of their finest big GTs, the 550 Maranello's combination of its stylish Pininfarina lines and front mounted 12-cylinder engine meant this car had the potential to become an instant classic, following in the footsteps of its forebear, the 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona'. With modern styling cues, a 5.5 litre V12 engine producing around 485bhp and a reported top speed of 199mph, the 550 Maranello was a serious motor car. A less frenetic power delivery, the six speed manual box and excellent weight distribution were all factors in the 550 becoming the perfect European Grand Tourer.

This superb 550 Maranello was sold new through official Ferrari dealer Genesis S.A. of Athens and was collected at the factory on 18th March 1999. The car was then driven to the UK by its first owner and registered there on 21st April 1999. Our vendor purchased the car in June 2009 from Rardley Motors at 16,500 miles and it has now covered just 21,000 miles from new.

Finished in the special order colour of Canna di Fucile (703/C) or Gunmetal Grey with beige hide interior, the condition of this 550 must be seen to be truly appreciated. The bodywork has been protected from stone chips and the paintwork is in lovely condition. The interior looks fantastic in beige and both the leather and stitching are in excellent condition. The engine bay is very clean and one gets a sense that this Ferrari has been very well cared for by its previous owners.

Nearly all MoT certificates dating back to 2002 suggest the car has been used and enjoyed, but mileage has been kept to a minimum. The car has been sympathetically maintained by experts such as DK Engineering, Joe Macari, Rardley Motors and Maranello Sales Ltd and the original service book, handbooks, wallet, tools, x2 keys and invoices are all present in the history file. In addition, the interior boasts 550 Maranello fitted luggage and the cases will be supplied to the new owner.

Front engined V12 manual Ferraris continue to have the renaissance they richly deserve, and this beautiful 550 Maranello opens the door into a very exclusive club filled with these glorious sounding Grand Tourers. We welcome all pre-sale inspections on this 550, which is not only in beautiful low-mileage condition but has an excellent history to match.



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