The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello

Lot No.: 427

Registration: Not Specified
Chassis Number: Not Specified
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5474
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Sold for (£): Unsold

Firmly placed in Ferrari's history as one of their finest big GTs, the 550 Maranello's combination of its stylish Pininfarina lines and front mounted 12-cylinder engine meant that this car had the potential to become an instant classic, following in the footsteps of its forebear, the 365 GTB/4 'Daytona'. With modern styling cues, a 5.5-litre V12 engine producing around 485bhp and a reported top speed of 199mph, the 550 Maranello was a serious motor car. A less frenetic power delivery, the six-speed manual box and excellent weight distribution were all factors in the 550 becoming the perfect European Grand Tourer. 

We are pleased to offer this exquisite Ferrari 550 Maranello which was supplied new by Stratstone of Wilmslow on 28th May 1999 to a Mr R. Walker of Northwich, Cheshire and has been enjoyed by four owners in total. Finished in Grigio Titanio, the interior is trimmed in grey leather with a black dashboard and black carpets throughout. The history file accompanying the car is thoroughly detailed and shows this 550M has been well maintained throughout. The service book shows the following: 

Specialist Date Mileage
Stratstone of Wilmslow 17.1.00 4,490 miles
Evans Halshaw 28.5.01  5,444 miles
Evans Halshaw  19.4.02

8,905 miles

 Graypaul  15.5.03 9,811 miles
 Graypaul  5.5.04 12,695 miles
 Graypaul  9.6.05 14,473 miles
 Kent High Performance  20.10.06 16,255 miles 
 Kent High Performance  19.5.08  18,600 miles
 Kent High Performance  27.6.11  21,251 miles
 Kent High Performance  8.7.14  23,320 miles
 Kent High Performance  7.1.15  23,351 miles
 AE Performance Engineering  28.1.16  24,139 miles
 AE Performance Engineering  5.4.17  24,514 miles

In our fastidious vendor's care, the car has seen infrequent use but has been maintained to the highest standard regardless - a tracker has been fitted, the aftermarket exhaust removed and a correct OEM part installed, and a new set of tyres fitted. The overall condition of the car is superb - the paint looks sharp, the interior has been treated to a coat of leather feed, and the wheels are in immaculate condition. The original toolkit and tyre inflator are present and the original Ferrari car cover, seats covers and steering wheel covers also remain.The car is eligible for Classiche Certification should a new owner wish.

Supplied with a solid history file, including 10 previous MOTs, a raft of invoices, a UK V5c, and MOT tested until July 2018, this car, wearing the apt registration 'R7 FER', is now showing an incredibly low 24,575 miles on the odometer. Rarely do Ferrari 550Ms in this wonderful condition come to market and we urge you to come and view this car in person. 

**Please note, this car has had a cambelt service on 22.7.17 and a fresh MOT until August '18**