Firmly placed in Ferrari’s history as one of their finest big GTs, the 550 Maranello’s combination of its elegant Pininfarina lines and legendary front mounted 12-cylinder engine, meant that these cars had the potential to become instant classics, following in the footsteps and sharing the DNA 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 seriously quick motor car, The six-speed gearbox combined with a slightly more even torque curve meant that power delivery was a little less frenetic, and excellent weight distribution combined with the 550’s delightful road manners were all factors in the car becoming the perfect ‘European Grand Tourer’. The Ferrari 550 Maranello was the return of the front engined Ferrari’s and this 23 years after the 365 GTB/4 Daytona.
Finished in Nero (black) with a matching Nero leather interior, this original German-delivered car was first registered in January 1999 via Ferrari dealer Auto Becker. In 2002 and with 19,000 kilometers recorded the Ferrari went to its second and final owner in Sweden. During his 15 year ownership the Ferrari has clearly been cherished and maintained very well.
In the book pack we see a full file with original service book and invoices to support the low mileage of 47,000 kms from new. From 2002 to 2013 we also see yearly technical controls, service invoices and stamps in the service book for works completed.
If you are seeking a low mileage 550 Maranello in the best colour combination, with only two owners, and full and correct service history, then this is without doubt the one to have.