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Introduced at Germany’s Nürburgring circuit in 1996, the 550 Maranello replaced the outgoing Testarossa-based F512 M as Ferrari’s new V-12 standardbearer. The 550 Maranello offered spacious and luxurious accommodations with stunning performance in the best Ferrari GT tradition. Upping the ante, the 575M debuted for 2002 with an enlarged 5.75-liter engine delivering even greater performance. It also heralded Ferrari’s first road application of its race-derived F1 paddle-shift gearbox with a V-12 engine.
This Nero Daytona 2005 Ferrari 575M was sold new by Michigan’s Cauley Ferrari and equipped with the rare and desirable Handling GTC package, which included 19" alloy BBS wheels with performance tires, composite ceramic Brembo brakes, red-painted brake calipers, improved engine intake tracts, and a sport-tuned suspension. Since acquisition by the consignor in early 2014, this example has enjoyed exceptional care and maintenance, including a 36-month/30,000-mile major service that was performed in April 2014 at 10,865 miles, during which, among other details, the timing belts were replaced. At the time of cataloguing the Ferrari showed less than 12,000 miles. It is accompanied by service records and features black upholstery and Ferrari’s F1 gearbox, plus a Becker stereo and six-disc CD changer. Accompanying the sale are manuals in their leather pouch, air compressor, electronic battery charger, and tool kit. Striking in its great livery, and coming from a prestigious collection, this 2005 Ferrari 575M clearly offers immense opportunity.