1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello

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Foskers are proud to offer this rare opportunity to secure a highly desirable Ferrari 550 Maranello, finished in stunning and most sought after Rosso Corsa coachwork with Nero leather and black carpets. Last of the V12 classics, these cars have increased in value globally and continue to be one of the most sought after Ferrari’s to own and collect.

There are three key reasons the 550 Maranello enjoys sitting atop the collectors wish lists; three pedals and a chrome gated 6 speed manual that makes a signature ‘click’ with every shift, a colossal thumping 5.4 litre V12 delivering near to 500bhp, and handling with performance 0-60mph in 4.5 secs, the 550 Maranello is the textbook example of what a potent GT should be.

At the Nurburgring launch, Grand Prix legend Niki Lauda was on hand to drive members of the press corps on fast laps around the circuit, which he unsentimentally called ’the grill room’’. Lauda commented, ’This is the first modern Ferrari”, and the you can ‘forget the 512’  this is the one “I would really want to own

Today these cars are recognised as a ‘modern Daytona’ sharing many similarities to the car regarded as one of the greatest GT cars ever built. In addition to being a wonderful looking and performing car the 550 is very practical. The interior is luxurious and spacious with room for a set of golf clubs in the boot! 

Sold new through Westover Sports Cars Ltd, Blandford in August 1997 this RHD 550M is in outstanding original condition. Accompanied by its full suite of manuals kept in the original leather wallet and spare keys. The original service book displays a meticulous service history with cam-belt renewals to date. First introduced to Foskers in 2008, it is mechanically perfect with no expense spared in service and regular upkeep. The history file contains a wealth of supporting documents for maintenance carried out and previous MOT’s corroborating the 39,296 miles on the odometer today. 

The paintwork is vibrant with a strong depth of colour and the interior shows very little sign of wear. It features factory climate controlled cabin, electric seats with embossed headrests and period correct CD player. 

This head turning 550M offers amazing performance with excellent road manners and with highest desirability you get from owning such an iconic modern day Ferrari you will continue to be impressed and satisfied. This Ferrari will come supplied with a service and MOT for the new owner to enjoy.

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