2001 Ferrari 550Barchetta Prototype
Year of manufacture2001
Mileage1 794 km / 1 115 mi
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Electric windowsYesClimate controlYesAirbagsYesABSYesESPYesImmobilizerYes
Exterior brand colourN.A.R.T Blue
Interior brand colourCuoio #4609
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
A CELEBRATION OF THE MAGICAL BOND BETWEEN FERRARI AND PININFARINA
-Just 448 Examples Produced
-Carbon-fiber Sport Seats
-Original Factory Colors
-Original Owner’s Manual Included
-Original Tool Kit Included
-Excellent Running Condition
-Prototype Used For The Frankfurt Auto Show
-One Of Twelve Pre-Production Units
“The 550 Barchetta Pininfarina was designed to recall the glories of successful road racers of the past, such as the 166MM, and thoroughbred front-engined 12-cylinder Ferrari roadsters of the calibre of the 250GT California and 365GTS/4 Daytona. Ferrari has always created very special runs of cars, and the 550 Barchetta Pininfarina was developed with the aim of being a unique Ferrari - one that deliberately seeks to be more provocative and less rational than the rest of the range.”
- Ferrari SpA
THIS CARS PAST
It is a rare opportunity to own an ex-works’ car that was built exclusively for display and celebration. Ferrari Barchetta Pininfarina s/n 123074, is just such a car, having the honor of representing the special union between Ferrari and Pininfarina at the IAA / Frankfurt Motor Show in 2001. It has been cared for by Ferrari experts in California and has led a very charmed life. All regular service has been maintained and the car is in superb condition.
A US model, it is the 6th of 6 Factory pre–production prototypes built for the 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, as per the Caratteristiche Tecniche Dell Autoveicolo, al momento in cui e stato prodotto “La vettura e stata costruita negli stabilimenti Ferrari di Maranello, Via Abetone inf. 4, Febbraio del 2001 in versione USA model Year 2001”.
September 11, 2001: Car shown at the Pininfarina stand at the IAA Frankfurt, Germany
October 8, 2002: Sold to American client
October, 2002: Funds transferred, Italian EE paperwork process begins.
December 6, 2002: Italian EE plates # EE935 BN issued. Dati di Immatricolazione issued in name of new owner.
December 25, 2002: Flown on CargoLux from Luxemburg to the US.
PRESERVED IN TIME
This car has been extremely-well preserved and cared for. Its serial number is confirmed as being the Frankfurt Auto Show car from 2001. As the odometer shows just 1,794 original miles, it appears as a nearly new car. There are photos of the present car perched at a place of honor on the Ferrari stand.
'THINGS TO CONSIDER' ABOUT THIS CAR
It is rare to have the opportunity to acquire a pre-production car with extremely low mileage. Considering that the 550 Barchetta was a popular car produced in a very limited edition, this is not only a collector's car but an excellent investment.
Well-Documented History Matching Chassis, Engine and Body
Original Factory Colors; Original Paint
Original Owner’s Manual and Tool Kit Included
Excellent Running Condition
Extremely Low Mileage with just 1,794 miles on Odometer
2001 was a very special year for Ferrari. Ferrari chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, was reaping the efforts of his work in bringing the entire organization into the modern era. The very core of the company, the Formula 1 team, was manned by the dream team of Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne, and, of course, Michael Schumacher. The result? After twenty-one long years, the Formula 1 Drivers title was back in the house of the Prancing Horse. The F2001 Grand Prix car dominated the competition and proudly wore the number 1 for Michael, and number 2 for teammate, Rubens Barrichello. For their efforts, each of the team members mentioned above was presented with a 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, in gratitude for their tireless efforts at returning the Scuderia Ferrari to the top. This background, and this car’s special nature as a pre-production, display prototype provide a unique and utterly magical connection between the owner of this car and Ferrari itself.