LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello
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. The clean, elegant lines of its sultry aluminum body, designed by Pininfarina, bely the aerodynamic complexities that enabled the 550 Maranello to set multiple speed records. Certain stylistic details recall earlier Ferrari grand tourers: Twin exhaust air slots behind the front wheels are reminiscent of those on the 250 GTO and 275 GTB of the 1960s, while quad tail lights evoke the 365 GTB/4 “Daytona.”
The 5.5-liter V-12 engine was rated to produce 485 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual was the only transmission offered. With a wheelbase nearly four inches shorter than that of the contemporary 456GT, the 550 Maranello’s chassis featured a two-setting electronically variable suspension, ventilated disc brakes at all four corners, and 18-inch five-spoke wheels. Its uncompromising performance and superior aerodynamics quickly quashed any doubts that a front-engine layout might be a disadvantage relative to mid-engine supercars of the day. Ferrari claimed 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph. Indeed, the 550 Maranello set three production-car speed records in 1998, covering 100 miles at an average speed of 190.2 mph, 100 kilometers at an average speed of 188.9 mph, and driving one hour at an average speed of 184 mph.
This superb example offered here for sale was sold through Wide World Cars Inc. in Spring Valley, New York on May 11th, 1999 . Factory painted in Nero (Black) over a Nero 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 10,742 miles on the odometer, this 550 Maranello is in exceptional condition with complete service records and a fresh major service evident of the meticulous care taken by its previous owners. Included in the sale are tools, car cover, owner’s manual, alarm system, consumer information, hi-fi system and the beautiful leather pouch .
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.