Amelia Island | Lot 246
2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello
$184,800 USD | Sold
| Amelia Island, Florida
9 March 2019
- Beautiful Grigio Titanio (Titanium Grey) over black leather
- One of only 3,083 production examples built
- Maintained exclusively by Ferrari service specialists
- Special brushed steel features and Maranello branding
- Includes original owner’s manuals and car cover
- Fewer than 4,200 original miles
Named for the displacement of 5.5 liters and its place of birth, the 550 Maranello was designed by Pininfarina as Ferrari’s long-awaited return to a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive, two-seater configuration. After 30 months of development, the Maranello replaced the famed Testarossa and burst upon the scene – literally – at the Nürburgring, Germany, in July 1996. There, it showcased its top speed of 199 mph and acceleration of 0–60 mph in a blistering 4.4 seconds. The V-12 powerplant summons 480 hp at 7,000 rpm. The new Ferrari release was a firebrand, but production was restricted to only 3,083 cars between 1996 and 2002. When test-driven by Motor Trend against the Porsche Carrera 4, Viper, Corvette, and others, the 550 Maranello beat out all competitors with A++ ratings in most categories.
This superb example was completed in November 1999 and first registered in New Jersey on 23 May 2000. Dressed in chic Grigio Titanio (Titanium Grey) over a black leather interior, this 550 Maranello sports attractive features, such as the double gills on each flank, the instantly recognizable deep bonnet scoop, and the brushed steel six-speed gear shift fixture with matching race-ready perforated steel pedals.
With fewer than 4,200 miles on the odometer, this 550 Maranello stills sports its protective film on the nose and is in factory-fresh condition with service records that evidence the meticulous care by its previous owners, all residents of the southern states, and the exacting attention of Ferrari service specialists. The current owner from Atlanta, Georgia, obtained the car on 2 March 2015 and has driven it sparingly with only 100 fair-weather miles since its last service by Ferrari. Included are also the original owner’s manuals and car cover in as-new condition.
Beautiful to behold and exhilarating to drive, this Maranello, with its minimal mileage, is exceptional in every way and deserves serious consideration by the discerning Ferrari devotee.