1999 Ferrari 550 MaranelloSOLD

30,000 Mile Service, Modular Speedline wheels, Tubi, Near Perfect

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Introduced as the flagship of the Ferrari line, the Maranello replaced a long line of mid-engined cars that began with the Berlinetta Boxer and was continued by the Testarossa. Meant to recapture the glory days of Ferrari`s legendary front-engined sports cars (most notably the 275GTB and 365GTB/4 Daytona), the Maranello is an indisputably beautiful car. The Pininfarina styling is masculine and muscular without being overstated or macho and the proportions are spot-on. Motivated by a 485hp iteration of Ferrari`s V-12 that transmits power through a 6-speed manual transaxle, the car is both fast and balanced.

Fitted with a Tubi exhaust system, this particular low-mileage example is a bit quicker still than the standard 550 Maranello, and makes all of the appropriate and glorious Ferrari sounds. The car is also fitted with modular Speedline alloys, eliminating any concerns about wheel recalls, a problem that plagued some Maranellos. Other additions include tinted windows and a clear bra, which in addition to covering the front end, also has been applied to the side mirrors, door edges, and the splash area behind the rear wheels. The car also has a 6-CD autochanger in the trunk.

Originally sold in Florida, the current owner purchased the car about three years ago. Also of note is the fact that this car has had both its 15,000 and 30,000 mile major services completed. The 15k service was done less than 2,000 miles ago at a cost of $6220 in November of 2004 and the 30k service was done at Penske Wynn Ferrari Maserati in Las Vegas in May of 2006, less than 300 miles ago.

Cosmetically, this is an extremely strong example, as would be expected from its low mileage of 7,900. The exterior shows no blemishes of note, aside from a small scratch that has been touched up near the right front wheel, and a chip on the driver`s side door handle. Thanks to the clear bra, the car is free from road rash. Other than the very lightest of curbing on the right rear wheel, the wheels are unmarked, and this is a car that is truly befitting of the word immaculate. Even the underside of the vulnerable front lip is free from significant deterioration, with some very light scratching on the left side only.

The interior is equally nice. The leather is outstanding throughout, with some very light wear in the usual spots on the driver�s seat bolster. The remaining leather, which covers just about every surface (headliner, pillars, visors, dashboard, center console, door panels), is all in as-new condition. The center console is free of the curious rippling that sometimes affects contemporary Ferraris, and the car has clearly been babied. There is a small area of chipped paint on the driver`s side door release.

The engine compartment is completely clean and dry, and the trunk is excellent, revealing the CD changer, original compressor, tool set, and manual pack in leather holder. The underside is reflective of the mileage and is mostly covered, in the interest of aerodynamics. There is no evidence of accidents, a fact that the owner confirms.

This is an extraordinarily appealing example of this attractive model. Its low mileage, fully serviced status, irreproachable cosmetic condition, and the tasteful additions make this car very appealing. It is a no-stories, no-excuses car in the quintessential Ferrari color. Moreover, with over $100,000 in depreciation already out of the way, its future owner can be sure that the car is a both a rationally and emotionally attractive proposition.


Contact Information
Fantasy Junction (510) 653-7555 Emeryville CA

Reference Number 7802

as of 3/10/2007

Overview
Car 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello
VIN ZRRZR49A9X0115501 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Tan 
Mileage 7,873 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Alloy rims
Interior: Leather interior 
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