Following the end of production of the F512 M, Ferrari’s final iteration of its mid-engined, flat-12 cylinder platform, the company turned back to its roots with the all-new 550 Maranello. Introduced at the Nürburgring in July of 1996, this front-engined two-seater was a grand touring berlinetta in the finest sense, harkening back to the 365 GTB/4 of the 1970s and its predecessors from the ’50s and ’60s. Like the Daytona, this was a car that was not only at the cutting edge of performance, but also comfortable and practical enough to be used on a daily basis.
- Chassis 110331
- French delivery by Pozzi
- Only 27,000 original KM
- Offered with full set of books and tools
The Ferrari 550 Maranello
Powered by an all-new 5.5-litre V-12 engine with an output of 485 bhp, the 550 Maranello could sprint from 0–100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, leading to a top speed of 320 km/h. The car’s stunning bodywork was crafted with aerodynamics in mind, undoubtedly helping the 550 Maranello to reset production car speed records, covering 100 kilometres at an average speed of 304.1 km/h and 296 km/h in one hour. With a spacious boot and a parcel shelf behind the seats, this world-beating performance car could easily be used for trips to the shops or on a weeklong jaunt across the continent.
Chassis ZFFZR49B000110331. Finished in the timeless colour way Rosso Corsa with Nero hide to the interior, this beautifully presented example was supplied new by Pozzi on November 1997 to first owner Mr Barthelemy of France. The car was subsequently sold to a company, also in France, and which kept it for several years, using it very little. More recently 110331 was sold to current owner and the total mileage displays only 27,000 KM from new. The overall condition is truly spectacular, making this 550 Maranello undoubtedly one of finest example available today. Offered with its full set of original tools, books and even its original bill of sale, 110331 represents a great opportunity to acquire a legendary front engined V12 Ferrari, most desired by collectors.