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The 550 Maranello is a front-engined, 5.5-litre, V12 grand tourer, the spiritual successor to the 365 GTB Daytona, and was offered with a manual gearbox only. Produced between 1996 and 2002, it is now regarded as the last of the normally aspirated manual cars that also had the traditional V12 Grand Tourer engine. This particular UK supplied 550 Maranello was first registered in 1997 and finished in Argento Nurburgring with Bordeaux full leather upholstery, Bordeaux lower dashboard, a Nero upper dashboard, and a Nero leather headlining. Options selected when new included chrome exhaust tailpipes, Scuderia wing shields, red brake calipers, and Ferrari embossed headrests. Significantly this car has only been serviced by Ferrari main agents throughout its 56,000-mile history, with the last service taking place in August 2017. Cars of this ilk with full main dealer history that have been used regularly are rare and generally drive better than their low mileage cousins! Within the industry, legend has it that "A busy Ferrari is a happy Ferrari" and today's guide for this lovely 550 makes a good case to buy, drive and enjoy whilst in the full knowledge the rarity of it will always protect residual value.
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