2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937

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Lot 338
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé

£ 130,000 - 150,000
US$ 160,000 - 190,000
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé
Registration no. LE03 YJK
Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
*Delivered new to Spain
*Left-hand drive
*'F1' paddle-shift gearbox
*Full Ferrari main dealer service history
*Circa 9,391 kilometres from new

Footnotes

  • 'The Maranello needs no excuses: it is right-minded, a return to traditional values, albeit values and standards that tower high above those set by the Daytona when it shuffled off to extinction a quarter of a century ago.' – Car magazine.

    Introduced for 2002, the Ferrari 575M (Modificata) represented an evolution of the acclaimed 550 Maranello rather than an entirely new model. With the introduction of the 550 Maranello in 1997, Ferrari had returned to its tradition of building front-engined V12 sports cars, resurrecting a line that had remained dormant since the demise of the 365GTB/4 'Daytona' in 1974. The heart of any Ferrari is its engine, and the 550 Maranello's 48-valve, 5.5-litre V12 developed 485bhp at 7,000rpm, some 100-or-so horsepower more than the Daytona's. Ferrari had discovered long ago that providing optimum balance in a front-engined sports car necessitated the use of a rear transaxle, and the Maranello's came with six speeds. The power train was housed in a tubular steel chassis, to which was attached aluminium coachwork, while the all-independent suspension incorporated dual-mode (normal/sports) damping, switch-selectable by the driver, which was complemented by speed-sensitive power-assisted steering.

    Styled by Pininfarina like its illustrious 'Daytona' predecessor, the 550 Maranello was similarly proportioned, adopting the classical combination of long bonnet, small cabin and truncated tail. The body's aerodynamics were developed in the wind tunnel, where hours of testing ensured that the minimum of drag was combined with constant downforce regardless of set up, an important consideration in a 200mph road car. Styling details such as the bonnet air scoop and hot air outlets behind the front wheelarches recalled the great competizione Ferraris of the past, in particular the immortal 250GTO, while the tail incorporated Ferrari's characteristic twin circular lights. For the 575M, engine displacement grew to 5,748cc and maximum power to 515bhp, while transmitting it to the ground was a new six-speed 'paddle shift' semi-automatic gearbox, a technology that Ferrari had developed in Formula 1.

    This beautiful 575M was originally registered in Spain and has only recently been brought to the UK. The car was delivered new by Testarossa Cars, the authorised Ferrari dealer in Madrid, Spain on 19th June 2003 to a mature owner. The latter always kept his beautiful Ferrari under cover and used it carefully. Maintained in stunning 'as new' condition both inside and out, it was serviced exclusively by Ferrari main dealers in Madrid as follows: July 2004 (2,444km), February 2010 (5,934km); August 2012 7,684km; and August 2014 (8,566 km).

    In 2014, the Maranello was acquired by a London-based private collector after a long search for one of the very best examples in the world. While in the UK, the Ferrari has been used sparingly, and again always kept under cover. It is now UK registered, EU VAT paid, and has a current UK MoT certificate. It was last serviced 100 kilometres ago in February 2016 by the official UK Ferrari dealer, JCT 600 (at 9,391km).




    The car is presented in the classic combination of Rosso Corsa with Crema leather interior. To the standard 575M's already generous specification, this car adds the following desirable extra-cost factory options: black brake callipers; beige leather extended to parcel shelf; Daytona seats; 'F1' paddle shift gearbox; fully electric seats with memory; 'Ferrari' logo embossed into headrests; battery charger; passenger airbag off switch; and Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tyres. The car is described as totally immaculate both inside and out. With the exception of one door (believed repainted by Ferrari) the paintwork is believed to be entirely original and is unmarked throughout. The interior likewise is totally unmarked and retains an 'as new', factory-fresh condition and appearance. The car comes with all its original Ferrari service booklets and manuals in their original and unmarked leather wallet, together with original Ferrari tailored car cover, and original tailored seat covers.

    Having covered only 9,391km (approximately 5,835 miles) from new, this beautiful car represents a very rare opportunity to acquire an immaculate condition, collector quality - and very low mileage - example of one of Ferrari's best ever V12 Grand Tourers. It is surely one of the best examples of its type currently available and an excellent future investment, especially when its exceptional condition is considered. A worthy modern-day successor to the Ferrari 'Daytona'.
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2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFBT55B000132937
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