Most Ferraris are storage queens. They are fair-weather automobiles solely pushed in pristine situations and are greater than typically decorative to a person cave. They are standing symbols. They symbolize hand-built innovation – and a really dear upkeep schedule.
But what of a Ferrari you could drive daily, and have cheap reliability and even some practicality? The Pick of the Day is one in every of them, a 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello marketed on ClassicCars.com by a supplier in Kelowna, British Columbia.
One of my absolute favourite Ferraris is the front-engine, 5.5 liter V12-powered 550. This mannequin, in contrast with different cherished prancing horses, makes an excellent commuter automobile. It has a roomy two-seat cockpit, storage for baggage, a pleasant experience – and with a gated shifter and energy to spare at 485 horsepower.
This fairly instance is in Grigio Titanio Metallic over Black Daytona-style seat trim and darkish blue carpeting.
According to the supplier, the automobile is “expertly detailed by our professional detail bay upon arrival, this exhilarating, sporty, and beautifully sounding 550 Maranello comes to us in amazing condition with no accidents, a front bumper 3M paint protection and passes our stringent 100-point inspection.”
One consideration on any Ferrari is the price of sustaining the automobile. Major service is extra depending on time than mileage – it’s instructed to be finished each six years. The constructive on having a front-engine automobile vs. a mid-engine automobile is that the service could be finished proper within the engine bay. With mid-engine Ferraris, the engine must be pulled for main service – add $15,000 to the tab.
A significant service, which incorporates cam seals, belts, water pump, gas and air filters runs about $7,500. The 550 likes to be pushed however hates to sit down nonetheless. So, when you’ve got one, drive it. Because of the load of this automobile, brakes and tires needs to be monitored intently.
With 67,664 miles on the odometer and priced moderately at $104,993, it needs to be a enjoyable, nearly on a regular basis runner. But be aware that, because the supplier doesn’t point out a “service” however as a substitute an “inspection,” it probably might have a service earlier than hitting the open street.
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