- Offered with just under 5,000 miles
- Beautiful Tour de France Blue over tan interior
- Desirable standard six-speed manual transmission
- Presents in exceptional condition throughout
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 at the Nürburgring 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 power plant 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, Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette, and others, the 550 Maranello beat out all competitors with high-ranking marks in all objective and subjective categories.
The 550 Maranello offered presents beautifully throughout. Finished in tasteful Tour de France Blue over tan leather, the car shows little wear, as it has only traveled a little over 4,950 miles. The clean Carfax report further supports the current condition, demonstrating the dedicated care of the car’s current owner. Furthermore, the owner notes that since January 2019, over $15,000 in service has been done to the car.
This attractive TdF Blue example represents the opportunity to purchase one of Ferrari’s last front-engined manual-transmission berlinettas. The car is beautiful to behold and exhilarating to drive; thus it is fair to say, with its current mileage and near-new condition, this 550 Maranello is exceptional in every way and deserves serious consideration by the discerning Ferrari devotee.