The Ferrari 550 Maranello was conceived to be a classic from the start. Like the cars that made Ferrari famous in the 50s and 60s, the 550 Maranello is a GT meant for high-speed, cross-country travel, with all of the essential Ferrari pieces present and accounted for. After some 20 years absence from producing front-engined V12 Grand Tourers, Lorenzo Ramaciotti from Pininfarina created something classic from the Ferrari design vocabulary and once again evoked the love Front-Engined V12 GT cars. Just as Ferrari intended nearly 20 years ago, the 550 Maranello combines heritage, classic style, and modern drivability in a package that has enduring appeal. These are the things that make any car a collectible classic.Now at 20 years old, the Ferrari 550 is becoming more and more sought-after today. And rightly, it is now truly regarded as a Pininfarina classic.
Beyond the classic cues is an ultra-modern car, one with a sleek body that has a super-low 0.33 drag coefficient and underbody trickery that reduces aerodynamic lift. The tubular space frame is rigid, the suspension features electronically adjustable dampers, and the engine has lightweight titanium connecting rods. Then as now, the secret to this car’s appeal is its drivability. The cockpit is particularly spacious compared to Ferrari’s mid-engine cars, and two people can travel in chic comfort. The suspension is notably compliant, and the ride is completely modern even though you’re sitting nearly on top of the rear suspension. Despite its short 98.4-inch wheelbase, the car has terrific straight-line stability complemented by very direct speed-sensitive, hydraulically assisted steering.
Not many classic Ferraris can give you the modern drivability and reliability that the Ferrari 550 Maranello delivers. When new, this car was very reliable as Ferraris go, and it still promises to spend more time on the road than in the shop. Fortunately the V-12 does not need to be removed for service, The value rests not only on its collectible status and also on the goodness of the driving experience it offers, which is what you want in a car that’s meant to be more than a garage queen. The subtleness of the design make this 550 a useable GT without drawing too much attention when out on the road and there is no doubt that this GT will remain one of the last greats of analogue driving pleasure.
This low mileage 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello was originally supplied through Italian Motors in May 2000 to a Hong Kong VIP in the signature colour combination of Rosso Corsa with Tan Hide. This car comes with its original leather bound wallet with owners manual and service book together with its official Ferrari Toolkit. It has just undergone a complete major service together with cambelts by one of the leading Ferrari specialist in Hong Kong. The condition of the paintwork is near perfect and the well appointed interior leather is exceptional for its age and mileage and truly needs to be seen to be appreciated. The interior is free from any rips, tears or unsightly marks and all of the of the plastic coating, prone to wear on Ferraris, is in good shape.
Body: 2 Doors Coupe
Exterior: Rosso Corsa
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 23,500KM
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered
History: Originally delivered in May 2000 by Italian Motors, the official Ferrari Hong Kong Dealer to a Hong Kong VIP. Remain as a Single ownership car until earlier this year, showing just "1 Hands" on Hong Kong VRD. Excellent condition throughout with no expenses spared maintenance. Original Owners Manual, Service Books, Tool kit, Tire-Inflator, Car Cover and service records are present.
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Low mileage and low number of ownership. Fully serviced by Ferrari Dealer and Specialist
A sought-after modern classic Front Engined V12 Ferrari with an exposed metal-gated manual transmission
Surprisingly comfortable and nimble, excellent drivability for everyday duties
Original Owners Manual, Service Books, Tool kit, Tire-Inflator, Car Cover and service records are present.
Excellent 99 points out of 100 condition.