|Year||1997||Engine capacity||5748 cc|
|Exterior colour||Argento Nürburgring Metallizzato||Engine configuration||V12 with injection|
|Interior colour||Blu Scuro||Engine number||Matching|
|Upholstery||Full leather||Rims||18-inch Ferrari alloy|
|0 - 100 km/u||4.4 sec||Wheels||Bridgestone|
|Top speed||320 km/u||Production numbers||3083|
|VIN number||ZFFZR49B000109792||Other||1 owner, NL-car|
Twenty years Ferrari solely built 12-cylinder cars with the engine placed in the middle. The thought process behind this was that with perfect weight distribution between front and rear the handling would be better than with a front engined car. However, by placing the engine behind the front wheels, Ferrari virtually recreated this perfect weight distribution in a front engined car, hence in a mid-engined car the power-plant is situated before the rear wheels. A welcome addition was the improved cabin capacity, where its predecessor (F512) lacked room substantially. The placement of the V12 engine, which is not exactly small, behind the front wheels is a masterpiece of engineering that awes everyone upon opening of the bonnet. With the 550 Maranello, and fabulously comfortable 456, Ferrari returned back to its classic GT lines last seen on the 365GTB/4 or Daytona. Subtle exterior features of the 550 such as the air vents in the front wings and the placement of the round rear lights pay homage to monuments as the 250GTO and 275GTB. The 550 Maranello of which 3083 examples were produced became a huge success for these reasons. In comparison to production numbers of today this is still a very low number however. A 550 Maranello may therefore be called an interesting investment from the classic Ferrari era. The 485bhp strong V12 with 569Nm of torque grants the 550 its quick, nimble and thoroughbred performance. The feeling, partly on behalf of the gorgeous V12 howl, is unique and hardly knows its equal in this price category. Originality, condition and history are all important factors for the price tag of special cars such as a Ferrari. With that in consideration the price of this 550 Maranello can be called attractive.
Standard equipped with automatic climate control, xenon lights, traction control, Alpine radio/cd-player with detachable front and remote, full leather interior, electric adjustable seats, central locking with key fob, alarm, etc. A special mention to the extensive and original fitted luggage set, in the right colour, designed for this very car. If you were to buy this fitted luggage separately it would set you back around €4.000, -
Executed in Argento Nürburgring Metallizzato. Accident free and original. A nice deep lustrous shine on the Glasurit paint. The fitment of all panels is excellent. The windshield and headlights are stone-chip-free. The whole car appears 'as new'
The interior is wholly original and barely has any signs of usage. Also, the dashboard and the bolsters of the seats have no visible signs of wear. The carpeting is clean and free from any damages or stains. All switchgear is nicely readable and clean. Some are lightly 'sticky' due to age. The car has never been smoked in. The seats are as new, the leather remains nicely supple and appears slightly darker in real life than the photos suggest.
In the large engine compartment, one finds the impressive 5,7 V12 engine which is nicely clean and wholly factory original. All original stickers and type indications remain. The boot appears new and nicely clean. The 18-inch alloy wheels are free from any damages and brake grime. Excellent Bridgestone tires are fitted.
Around Christmas 1996 a renowned Dutch businessman decided to close a successful year of business with the purchase of his dream-car, a silver-grey Ferrari 550 Maranello. He visited Jos de Kleer director of Ferrari Kroymans at the time. Together they filled in the order form, with the fitted luggage included a price rolled out of an eye-watering fl.550.000, - On the 7th of August 1997 the car was delivered with champagne and flowers. The car was only driven carefully on special occasions. The amiss of stone-chips, untouched bumpers and original factory applied stone guard protection stickers prove this. The car was meticulously maintained by Ferrari Kroymans until 30.600km. All original documentation and service stamps are present. The limited amount of Dutch delivered 550 Maranellos grants its rarity, it is therefore extremely scarce for one to be offered for sale with such a background. The attractive low mileage and forthcoming original condition of the car make her very interesting.