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Lot 142

2017   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2017

1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $148,500

Estimate

$175,000 - $225,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

ZFFZR49A5W0112481

Car Highlights

One of the Most Desirable Modern-Era Ferraris
Striking Blu Nart Livery with Scuderia Shields
Three Private Owners and Less than 14,500 Miles from New
Offered from an Important Private Collection
Accompanied by Original Tool Kit and Car Cover

Technical Specs

5,474 CC DOHC V-12 Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
485 BHP at 7,000 RPM
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent-Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs and Electronically Adjusted Shock Absorbers
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Introduced in 1996, the 550 Maranello represented a return to form for Ferrari, with the company’s 12-cylinder model moving from the mid-engine layout seen on the Berlinetta Boxer and Testarossa back to a traditional front-engine configuration, last appearing with the famed 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The latest Ferrari was immediately hailed as an instant classic, combining a thrilling analog driving experience with tasteful Pininfarina styling and excellent ride quality. In 2004, EVO magazine declared the 550 Maranello the “Greatest Drivers’ Car” of the previous generation, stating that, “There’s never been a supercar that’s so exploitable and so rounded in its abilities.”

Built in May 1998, this 550 Maranello was specified in an attractive, seldom-seen color combination of Blu Nart with complementing dark blue leather upholstery. Equipped with optional Scuderia shields, this Ferrari was sold new in the San Francisco Bay Area and has remained there since, accruing less than 14,500 total miles in the hands of three knowledgeable caretakers. Offered today from one of the world’s great Ferrari collections, this impressive 550 Maranello is outfitted with a high-end McIntosh stereo system and is accompanied by its original tool kit, car cover, and a CARFAX Vehicle History Report.

Given its desirable specifications and limited use, this 550 Maranello will be a wonderful addition to a comprehensive collection, or it could just as easily serve as a rewarding and user-friendly entry into Ferrari ownership.