Ferrari 550 Maranello
Over 200 photos and videos of this car can be found at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lr97sq3vg66gr56/AAAveKNcl248kl88wfoVgaKDa?dl=0
1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello 5.5L V12. Finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero interior. Showing 52259km. The car benefits from a recent major service and inspection at a Ferrari specialist totalling €8500 which included a timing belt change and new fuel pump. Chassis number ZFFZR49J000111476, all original manuals included and a small binder of paperwork.
This 550 Maranello spent the first 17 years of its life in Japan before being imported to Europe in 2015. Little is known about its life there, what we can see from the limited documentation it is passed through the hands of two gentlemen but we cannot see how many owners there were before 2011. Most unfortunately is the lack of service history – a common issue with Japanese imported cars where service books are often not stamped.
What we do know is the service history from 2015 onwards when the car arrived in Belgium, with invoices for approximately €15000. This is noted below and can also be seen in the dropbox folder above. Ferrari paintwork is notoriously woeful from this era and although our detailing team has done their best the paint on this car can best be described as average, with at least two areas polished though and signs of respray that can be seen from the paint readings in the folder. This is of course not uncommon for any car of this age but important to note.
1998-2011 - Delivered and registered in Japan
-2011 - Mr T Murakami, Osaka
2011-2015 - Mr T Tanaka, Tokushima
2015 - Cobra Co. Ltd, Tokyo
2015 - J.C.E. Co Ltd, Tokyo
2015-2021 - Belgium, owners unknown
2021 - Gentleman in Sweden
2010-12-23 / 37347KM / Inspection / Japan
2015-09-09 / Car received at Rotterdam
2016-03-23 / Service at L’OFFICINA, Ferrari specialist
2016-12-18 / COC Issued to Francorchamps Motors Brussels S.A.
2017-11-08 / 49461KM / Service at L’OFFICINA, Ferrari specialist
2021-03-22 / 49622KM / Inspection Tienen, Belgium
2021-04-30 / 49700KM / Service at L’OFFICINA, Ferrari specialist
2021-08-17 / Registration inspection, Sweden
2022-05-04 / Registed in Sweden
2022-06-15 / 51950KM / Annual inspection
2022-10-27 / 52110KM / Inspection
2022-10-31 / 52189KM / Service at EB Auto, Ferrari specialist
2022-11-15 / 52189KM / Service at EB Auto, Ferrari specialist
As a tremendously fine front engined, V12 Ferrari with a manual gearbox this is a dying breed of car that begs to driven and thoroughly enjoyed. This example is certainly not a collector car (and the price reflects it), and instead is one for the customer looking to buy a 550 Maranello they can really experience and drive often without fear of stone chips and racking up miles.