LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello
Ferrari has always had a reputation of building the ultimate grand-touring cars. As the first two passenger, front engine Ferrari since the much-revered Daytona, the 550 Maranello was an important car. Based on the 2+2 chassis of the outgoing 456, the 550 was positioned as Ferrari’s top of the line model, featuring a comfortable interior, nicely sized trunk, a front mounted 5.5L V12 engine and a rear mounted 6 speed manual transmission. The world’s press gathered at the Nürburgring to see the unveiling of the newest Ferrari grand tourer. Most did not believe that a front-engine V-12 could outperform a mid-engine sports car, but they were wrong. The 550 Maranello had the performance to match any mid-engine design with better comfort and luggage room.
Presented here is an excellent example, with all the eyeball appeal, performance and comfort one desires from such a Ferrari. Finished in what some say is the only colour a Ferrari should be seen Rosso Corsa Red, paired with the flawless Tan leather interior. Slide behind the wheel and twist the ignition key brings forth the unmistakable sound of a DOHC 48v 5.5L Ferrari V12 engine making 485hp at 7,000rpm. Falling perfectly into your hand is the chrome shift knob of the 6 speed transmission in the perfect gated pattern. Of course, it comes outfitted with all the features one would require from a grand touring coupe such as full climate control, traction/stability systems, power features, and a premium audio system. What makes a Ferrari special is the sound, performance and special overall experience that comes from piloting one of these incredible cars.
The 550 Maranello offered here is a well-documented, low-mileage example having covered only 7,660 miles on the odometer and was serviced at every mileage interval by the Ferrari dealership. This extremely well cared for 550 also comes with Ferrari car cover, battery tender, maintenance history/record and more; a fantastic addition for the collector and/or enthusiast.