Regular visitors will know how much we love a Maranello here and we are fans of all the different models. The 575M seems to be the sweet spot, in terms of value, at the moment. This is a 2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello F1, UK Supplied, Right Hand Drive, Finished in Grigio Titanio, with Sabbia and Blu Scuro Leather interior. Some nice options on this car are the Red Brake Calipers, Blu Scuro dashboard, Carpets, Piping and Steering Wheel, and Scuderia Shields. Our car was the JCT600 Brooklands Original Demonstrator and first registered to them. She has covered 74k Miles from new with Full and Comprehensive Service History which totals 15 services, all Main Dealer, with the last in 2018 less than 500 miles ago. We have nearly every invoice from new in a large folder which is a lovely thing to behold!
In 1996, Ferrari introduced the 550 Maranello in a bid to revive their fabled line of grand tourers, and the model quickly proved to be an overwhelming success. Six years later, in 2002, the 575M Maranello appeared bringing with it a host of healthy updates adding additional potency to an already incredible car. Increasing the displacement of the V12 by 250 cubic centimetres to 5748cc resulted in 508bhp and 434lb/ft of torque, 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and an advertised top speed of 202mph. The front end was slightly revised with newer headlights, a redesigned air intake and front spoiler, and the weight distribution was improved to 50/50. Two six-speed transmissions were available – a conventional manual gearbox and, for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marelli’s semi-automatic (electro-hydraulic manual) F1 gearbox. Further mechanical improvements included bigger brakes and an adaptive suspension set-up (the four independent suspension units are also controlled by the gearbox, to minimise pitch throughout the 200-milliseconds gear shift time). Inside, the interior was modernised and refreshed with an updated dashboard, trim and steering wheel.
Our car was supplied new by JCT600 and is showing 9 previous owners in its 17 years. This beautiful and rare example, with a reasonable mileage for a GT car of just 74,000 miles, drives and performs as well as you’d expect, being fastidiously cared for and stored by its previous owners. The comprehensive history is second to none with the last service recorded in 2018 at Carrs Ferrari. The car comes with all book packs, tool kits and Service books and needs nothing except using immediately. The 550 and 575 are considered modern-classics, occupying a unique space where old-world Ferrari V12s meets the new and, if anything, demand for these special Ferraris seems to be increasing and the available number for sale getting less and less. In a sea of Left Hand Drive cars and Bright Red examples, this car sticks out for its perfect history, elegant colour combination and as a final token, the cheapest that we could find anywhere in the world!