1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549

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Lot 111
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello
Coachwork by Pininfarina Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549

Sold for CHF 71,300 (US$ 77,729) inc. premium
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
• Delivered new to Jean-Claude Mimran in Monaco
• Three owners and only 72,000 kilometres from new
• Offered with original books and tools

Footnotes

  • With the introduction of the 550 Maranello in 1997, Ferrari 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.

    The car we offer was delivered new in Monaco by Ferrari France (Charles Pozzi) on 13th November 1996 to the wealthy French businessman, noted car connoisseur and one-time joint owner of Lamborghini, Jean-Claude Mimran. The current vendor is the Ferrari's third owner. Described by him as in impeccable condition throughout, having covered only 72,000 kilometres from new, the Maranello comes with its service booklet; owner's handbook; radio instruction book; all the original tools; a car cover; and the original exhaust system (a TubiStyle exhaust is fitted at present). Offered with a Swiss Carte Grise that will be sent to the buyer after the sale.

    Ferrari 550 Maranello 1997
    Châssis n° ZFFZR49B000106549

    • Livrée neuve à Jean-Claude Mimran à Monaco
    • Seulement trois propriétaires et environ 72,000 kilomètres d'origine
    • Vendue avec ses livrets et ses outils

    En dévoilant la 550 Maranello, Ferrari retournait à sa vieille tradition des sportives à moteur V12 avant, ressuscitant une lignée qui avait été suspendue depuis l'arrêt de la 365 GTB/4 « Daytona » en 1974. Le cœur de toute Ferrari, c'est son moteur et le V12 5,5 litres à 48 soupapes de la 550 Maranello développait 485 ch à 7 000 tr/min, soit environ 100 de plus que celui de la Daytona. Ferrari avait depuis longtemps découvert que pour obtenir un équilibre optimal sur une sportive à moteur avant, il fallait utiliser une boîte transaxle sur l'essieu arrière et celle de la Maranello offrait six rapports. Les trains roulants étaient montés sur un châssis tubulaire en acier sur lequel était installée la carrosserie en aluminium, tandis que la suspension indépendante offrait deux modes d'amortissement (normal/sport), commandés par un bouton au tableau de bord et complétés par une assistance de direction couplée à la vitesse.

    Dessinée par Pininfarina, comme son illustre devancière la Daytona, la 550 Maranello arborait les mêmes proportions, adoptant la vieille recette d'un long capot avec un habitacle reculé et un arrière tronqué. L'aérodynamique avait été élaborée en soufflerie où des heures d'essais avaient permis de combiner une trainée minimale avec un appui constant en toutes circonstances, des considérations de première importance sur une voiture qui atteint les 320 km/h. Des détails de style, comme l'entrée d'air de capot ou les ouïes de débourrage derrière les passages de roue avant rappelaient les grandes Ferrari de compétition d'autrefois, en particulier la 250 GTO, tandis qu'à l'arrière, on retrouvait les feux circulaires caractéristiques.

    La voiture que nous proposons a été livrée neuve à Monaco par Ferrari France (Charles Pozzi) le 13 novembre 1996 au riche homme d'affaire français, amateur de belles voitures qui fut un temps l'un des propriétaires de Lamborghini, Jean-Claude Mimran. Le vendeur est le troisième propriétaire de la Ferrari. Il la décrit comme étant dans un état impeccable, n'ayant parcouru que 72 000 kilomètres d'origine. La Maranello est vendue avec son carnet d'entretien, son manuel du propriétaire, le mode d'emploi de sa radio, tous ses outils originaux, une housse et son échappement d'origine (un échappement TubiStyle est actuellement monté sur la voiture). Vendue avec sa carte grise suisse qui sera envoyée à l'acheteur après la vente.
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1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello  Chassis no. ZFFZR49B000106549
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