1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello
Succeeding the 365 GTB/4
The Ferrari 550 Maranello was introduced in 1996, the upmarket front-engined V12 coupe of the kind not seen since the Ferrari Daytona. It shared its platform and 5.5 liter engine with the 2+2 456, but was positioned as the company’s highest-end model. The car used a transaxle layout, with the 6 speed manual gearbox located at the back, in line with the driven wheels. The model numbers refers to total engine displacement (5.5 litres) and the model name of Maranello refers to the town where the Ferrari headquarters are located. The 550 featured a luxurious and roomy interior. The trunk was tall and wide, though not very deep, and could accept a full set of golf clubs or standard overnight bags. 3,083 units were produced. The 550 line was replaced by the Modificata 575 M Maranello in 2002. The engine is a naturally aspirated V12 with four valves per cylinder, dual overhead cams and variable length intake manifold. It displaces 5,474 cc and produced 492 bhp at 7,000 RPM and 568 Nm at 5,000 RPM. The top speed is an incredible 320 KM/h.
Our Ferrari 550 Maranello
This car was sold on March 15, 1999 by official Ferrari dealer in Lausanne. The tastful first owner ordered the car in a very classic colourschedule “Grigio Titanio” over a tan leather interior. The second owner bought the car when she was only 6 months old and kept the car until we bought it. The car was always Swiss registered and very well serviced. When we located the car and imported her into The Netherlands we had the car fully checked. A common issue to Ferrari’s from this era are the interior parts which become sticky. We have renovated all these so-called sticky parts at a cost of 3,000 EUR. After we made the photographs, a full set of new tires were ordered and will be fitted to the car when it will be delivered to a new owner. All original books, Swiss inspection documents and tools are with the car available. All EU taxes are paid and the car can be delivered with a Dutch registration and valid APK (like MOT/TUV/CT). This real “Daytona”-reincarnation is ready to be enjoyed.