1998 Ferrari 550 Marranello FioranoSOLD
A super 550 M in a great colour combination, Grigio Titanio with black leather featuring the options of electric seats and the rare and desirable factory Fiorano handling package, this is all as detailed on the original invoice from Marranello Sales. The car has covered just 13,900 miles up in the hands of three registered keepers and it is in the most fantastic condition in all respects.
The first owner, Mr John Britten was a well-known car enthusiast and success in the world of motorsport had allowed him to assemble a significant collection. He ordered the 550 in July 1998 and took delivery at the end of September of that year. Britten retained the car until August 2009, he used it sparingly and covered just 10,630 dry miles. During his ownership the 550 was maintained by supplying dealer Marranello Sales and Surrey Ferrari specialist SMDG. It was stored with the rest of his collection in a purpose-built dehumidified environment.
In August 2009 a discerning English collector again with a great collection of immaculate cars was made aware that this great 550 was available for sale and he purchased it immediately ending an extensive search for just such a car. He continued to use the car sparingly in fine weather and stored it correctly. Maintenance has been entrusted to main Ferrari dealer Meridian in Lyndhurst and more latterly the Ferrari main dealer Dick Lovett in Swindon and highly regarded specialist Bob Houghton.
We sold the 550 a couple of years ago to a regular Hairpin customer who will only ever entertain the finest examples in his collection of perfect cars. Since purchase he has lavished in excess of £20,000 on what was already a great car. Extensive invoicing on file details the work completed, suffice to say the car wants for nothing and both presents and drives like new with perfect detail.
This must be the finest 550 available, it comes with all books in the original owner’s wallet, all keys, tool kits, tailored car cover and an extensive history file.