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Blu Tour De France | Coupé | 6 Speed Manual | 5.5 litre V12 | 34,640 kms | SOLD
It’s naturally aspirated V12 engine positioned at the front of the car marked a return to Ferrari’s traditional GT roots with the 550 Maranello.
Today, there are three key reasons the 550 Maranello enjoys sitting atop collector’s and driver’s wish lists- 1. A chrome gated 6 speed manual 2. A colossal naturally aspirated V12 with unending levels of power 3. Everyday comfort and drivability.
In it’s November 1996 review, Road and Track said “The 550 pursues a philosophy recently adopted at Ferrari: Stratospheric levels of performance, which formerly could be taken for granted, must now be complemented with customer-demanded comfort and drivability”.
Unending, massive torque, addictive shifting and so much presence and charisma without resorting to shock tactics, the 550 Maranello is the textbook example of what a potent GT should be and has rapidly become the number one modern classic to collect.
Delivered new into the beautiful town of Verona in northern Italy, this amazing machine posses a certain magic being built for the Italian home market. Still a part of the team at the Ferrari Dealership of Verona, Signore Reno Bressanelli sold the car to one of the top members of Veneta Leasing S.P.A.
After the prancing horse GT car changed ownership, it entered one of the most famous Italian car collections in Italy, the Compiano Family Collection.
The service books show servicing and multiple cam belt changes during its past life including a visit to the very special Ferrari GT racing headquarters of Michelotto in Padova.
Later on in 2016, the whole Compiano Collection was auctioned by RM Sotheby’s titled ‘’Duemila Ruote’’ auction at the Milano AutoClassica.
At this special event, the Classic Throttle Shop purchased the car to be imported for a top collector in Australia where it has lived since and done next to zero kms.
Today the car presents as new and drives exceptionally well while continuing to showcase the beauty of true passionate Italian Engineering, purely designed and ordered for the historic strade di Italia.