2001 Ferrari 550 BarchettaSOLD

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

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Estimate: €130.000-€150.000

€126.500 Sold

485 bhp, 5,474 cc four overhead cam, four valve per cylinder alloy V-12 engine, six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with transverse parallelogram structure and triangular arms, electronically controlled aluminium gas dampers with coaxial coil springs and anti-roll bar, four-wheel Brembo ventilated disc brakes with ABS. Wheelbase: 2,500 mm (98.4 in.)

Introduced in 1996, the 550 Maranello was positioned as the company’s flagship model, replacing the outgoing F512 M and heralding the spectacular return of the front-engine V-12 coupé not seen since the days of the legendary 365 GTB 4 (Daytona). In 2000, the striking Barchetta (“little boat”) Pininfarina variant was released, recalling the iconic Touring-bodied, race-winning 166 MM of years past. With a limited production run of just 448 cars, the 550 Barchetta is undoubtedly one of the most desirable and attractively styled Ferraris of the modern era.

This particular example is the 276th built, imported new into Germany through Ferrari Deutschland of Wiesbaden in the autumn of 2001 and supplied to Eberlein Automobile GmbH, the franchised dealer in Kassel. Finished in classic Rosso Corsa with a black leather interior with red stitching, 124254 was sold on 13 October 2001 to its first owner, Wolfgang Blum of Karlsruhe.

Blum, a long-time Ferrari enthusiast and member of the German Ferrari club, only drove it for about 300 kms on dealer plates. On 5 July 2002 he sold the car with a recorded mileage of only 500 kms via Eberlein Automobile to the second and current owner, a very successful lamp and light bulb manufacturer from the Limburg area near Frankfurt.

The vendor covered about 6,400 kms, mainly during trips to Ferrari events in Germany and on several holiday trips to Italy. In October 2007, the authorised dealer Zender Exklusiv-Auto of Mülheim-Kärlich performed an extensive service and changed the cam belt. Now with a total mileage of 6,950 kms, 550 Barchetta Pininfarina #124254 is literally as new, both visually and mechanically, and comes with all of its original books and accessories: two helmets for driver and passenger, colour-coded to the car, and an all-weather emergency top. Offered without reserve, this Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina is destined to be a classic, what with its gorgeous styling, front-mounted V-12 engine and very limited production – an opportunity not to be missed.

Reference Number 41607

as of 4/5/2009

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Car 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta
VIN 124254 
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