This is one of the greatest road cars of all time and the best value Low Mileage 550 in the market today. It is a 2000 car finished in Blue Tour de France with Sabbia/Blue Scuro Two Tone Leather Interior, It has a full and Comprehensive history from new and has covered 49k miles with only 3 owners from new. The car has some desirable options including Daytona Seats, Diamond Stitch luggage shelf and headlining, Barchetta Alloy Wheels and the Sports Exhaust. She has just had a Full Cambelt Service from a Ferrari Specialist and is ready for her new home! She was supplied new by Maranello Sales in Egham and comes with her book pack, toolkit, and seat covers, she has the best history you could wish for and low owners also. This is the one.
'The Maranello needs no excuses: it is right-minded, a return to traditional values, albeit values and standards that tower high above those set by the Daytona when it shuffled off to extinction a quarter of a century ago.' – Car magazine. With the introduction of the 550 Maranello in 1997, Ferrari returned to its tradition of building front-engined V12 sports cars, resurrecting a line that had remained dormant since the demise of the 365GTB/4 'Daytona' in 1974. The heart of any Ferrari is its engine, and the 550 Maranello's 48-valve, 5.5-litre V12 developed 485bhp at 7,000rpm, some 100-or-so horsepower more than the Daytona's. Ferrari had discovered long ago that providing optimum balance in a front-engined sports car necessitated the use of a rear transaxle, and the Maranello's came with six speeds. The power train was housed in a tubular steel chassis, to which was attached aluminium coachwork, while the all-independent suspension incorporated dual-mode (normal/sports) damping, switch-selectable by the driver, which was complemented by speed-sensitive power-assisted steering.
Styled by Pininfarina like its illustrious 'Daytona' predecessor, the 550 Maranello was similarly proportioned, adopting the classical combination of long bonnet, small cabin and truncated tail. The body's aerodynamics were developed in the wind tunnel, where hours of testing ensured that the minimum of drag was combined with constant downforce regardless of set up, an important consideration in a 200mph road car. Styling details such as the bonnet air scoop and hot air outlets behind the front wheelarches recalled the great competizione Ferraris of the past, in particular the immortal 250GTO, while the tail incorporated Ferrari's characteristic twin circular lights. In 2004, Evo magazine published a 'Greatest Driver's Cars' feature that pitted the 550 Maranello against the Porsche 911 GT3, Honda NSX-R and Pagani Zonda C12S. The Ferrari won. 'As with all great cars, there's no one facet that dominates the experience,' declared the respected British motoring journal. 'Yes, the engine is mighty, but the chassis is its equal. There's never been a supercar that's so exploitable and so rounded in its capabilities.'
Please check the cars on sale in the world today, ours is a UK Supplied, Right Hand Drive car, with a low mileage, in the best colours, with some great options, and is also the cheapest by many thousands of pounds. This is a Manual 550, not a Semi Auto 575 we are talking about, The best looking two seater Manual Ferrari GT car out there with only about 450 cars made in RHD, it is only getting rarer and more expensive every day.