FERRARI 550 "WORLD SPEED RECORD EDITION"
Model: 550 World Speed Record Edition
Model:550 World Speed Record Edition
External Colour:Rosso Red
Note: The registration plate for this vehicle has been classified as "Not Available For Sale".
The Ferrari 550 Maranello is a two-seat grand tourer manufactured from 1996 through to 2001 and is powered by a front-engined V12. It shared its platform and 5,474cc engine with the 456 but was positioned as the company's high-end model. The car used a transaxle layout with the six-speed manual gearbox located at the back, in-line with the driven wheels. It featured a luxurious and spacious interior and, unusually for a Ferrari, the boot could accommodate a set of golf clubs. The 550 has a tubular steel frame chassis with light, aluminum bodywork. The Ferrari 550 has enjoyed a great amount of success on the racing circuits, often in collaboration with Prodrive. Ferrari sent a slightly 'souped-up' version to an oval test track in Columbus, Ohio, and set three new world records as follows:
• Covering 100 miles at an average speed of 190.2mph.
• Driving for one hour at an average speed of 184mph.
• Covering 100 kilometers at 188.9mph.
To celebrate these records, Ferrari built 33 road cars to the exact specification of the record-setting car. The differences over the standard car are the Fiorano handling pack, leather-trimmed roll cage, suede-covered steering wheel, and carbon bucket seats with Daytona stitching and race harnesses. Other changes included the Scuderia wing shields, sports exhaust, brake calipers in Rosso, Bordeaux carpets, and a WSR plaque.
This is thought to be the penultimate World Speed Record 550 manufactured by Ferrari and is the only one finished in Rosso with beige trim; the majority being painted in Grigio Titanio with Bordeaux interior.
The car was imported from Italy, and can best be described as being in unmarked condition. The all-important cam belt was replaced about a year ago. The current owner has barely covered 2000 kilometers since his ownership. which formed one of his collections, speedometer reading 41,532 Km Since purchasing the vehicle in March 2015, having attended to the vehicle Various receipts for works carried out form part of the documented history of the car.
Any inspection shall verify this Ferrari to be a stunning and clearly much loved example in every aspect; the familiar red coachwork being original and in excellent order. The interior is also completely original and unblemished.
This 550 is now registered in the UK and MoT to 20 April 2022 with no advisories. Due to the rarity of the Ferrari 550 World Speed Record Edition, this left-hand drive, low mileage example is most definitely one for the serious Ferrari collectors.
The current personal registration V1 KEN is not in this sale.
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