Property of a deceased's estate 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello Coupé Registration no. R7 FER Chassis no. ZFFZR49C000114380
Ferrari's 550 Maranello occupies a special place in the company's history, recognised in its naming after Ferrari's home town in northern Italy. Launched in 1996 the 550 Maranello was the first front-engined two seat coupé Ferrari had produced since the demise in 1974 of the 365GTB/4 Daytona. At its heart was a magnificent 48 valve V12 engine of 5,474cc, capable of producing 485bhp and a claimed top speed of 199mph.
Front end weight was neatly balanced by a rear six speed transaxle, with fully independent suspension controllable for normal or sports driving, complemented by speed-sensitive power-assisted steering. The tubular chassis was clothed with stylish aluminium bodywork styled by Pininfarina. But the Maranello didn't just look good from the top; underneath it had a sleekly profiled aerodynamic under tray to help boost road handling.
This right-hand drive 550 Maranello was delivered new to the UK and first registered on 28 May 1999. Acquired by the deceased vendor from Graypaul in April 2018, it is finished in Grigio Titanio with dark grey interior trim, all of which presents very well. Under the bonnet the car is also very tidy which is testament to the care it has received. The mileage is stated to be 25,900 and the history file includes stamped Ferrari Service Books together with a spreadsheet summarising the car's service history by marque specialists (including the all-important cam belt service most recently carried out at 24,617 miles in July 2017), sundry invoices and a UK V5C.