Ferrari 550 Maranello
At the beginning of the 1990s, a few hyper-enthusiastic Ferrari men had had enough of the mid-engine predecessors. This concept had ruled for 23 years, and it was time for something new, for something groundbreaking. How do you do that? Right, you make a classic Ferrari, and that contains a few ingredients. Back to the roots, cast in a modern mould.
You start with a coachwork designed by Pininfarina, with execution by the popular Scaglietti, and you let the horse rise by 485 companions. Given the rich spirit of the times, you give the car a less pronounced, but more sloping look than its predecessors, with a slightly more sophisticated touring look. Contrary to the history of Ferrari, there are plenty of options available from this model. Halfway through the nineties, the masterpiece was completed; the 550 Maranello made its entrance at the Nurburgring. Everyone was ready, the fastest production car in the world was born and later turned out to be an absolute classic; the very last fully manual Ferrari. The Ferrari 550 Maranello.
Our car was originally delivered in German, and came via the 2nd owner to the current owner; a young entrepreneur with a special punctual passion for cars. The car has never seen a drizzle of rain or winter, is dealer-maintained and has been heated in a garage. In the garage with car cover, seat cover and even steering cover, always perfectly polished.
A stereotype buyer for a 550 Maranello can be described; one has sumptuous chest hair that presents itself out of a perfect linen shirt, has been cared for down to the last detail with just a little bit of charming grey hair, but loves a little exhaust air as ‘natural odor’. A Maranello in this colour combination needs a little bit of mystical appearance to go with it. That’s why the first owner in the Netherlands was also the best-known lawyer in the country, went with young blond women, and always dressed extravagantly and with a very fine dress.
The nice thing about this Ferrari is that it is the last ‘rari’ that could only be manually shifted, as it should be. It is the perfect mix between a modern car, with the classic driving feel of Ferrari. There are plenty of options available and this one has them, and all has been done to this rare black-on-black gem; sticky buttons, polished to perfection, full maintenance, a thick tubistyle exhaust. See you soon?I'm interested in this object