Used Ferrari 550 cars for sale

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Ferrari 550

MARANELLO ONLY 16,000 MILES! 2-Door

£109,995
2000(V)
£2,094.34 per month
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  • 16,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 5.5L
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Ferrari 550

Maranello 2-Door

 
£109,995
1998(50)
£2,094.34 per month
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  • 34,602
  • Manual
  • Petrol
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Ferrari 550

Maranello 2-Door

£69,995
1999(50)
£1,325.74 per month
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  • 19,560
  • Manual
  • Petrol
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Ferrari 550

MARANELLO

£149,995
£2,862.94 per month
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  • 26,200
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 5.5L
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Used Ferrari 550

Background

The Ferrari 550, which is also tagged with the Maranello moniker, is a well respected entry into this iconic manufacturer's back catalogue, although at the time of its arrival in 1996 it was not the hot property that it has become today.

Part of the problem was that the press did not feel all that enamoured with its looks, which were compared dismissively to the cartoonish Toyota Supra. This was an arguably unfair assessment of what was the first front-engined flagship Ferrari for some time.

Responses to its styling have softened over time, to be replaced with a greater appreciation of the 550's real strengths: practicality and driving experience.

Aside from the rare, low volume Ferrari racers, the 550 Maranello still stands out as a real driver's car, which was exactly what the company's president wanted to achieve.

He was sick of seeing Ferrari owners keep their cars locked up for most of the year and wanted to get people out and about in a usable, fun car that would perform well at low speeds as well as tearing it up when the time called for it.

With 485bhp, the Ferrari 550 for sale was definitely equipped with supercar levels of performance. But putting the engine up front and recalling the likes of the Daytona meant that you got much more bang for your buck. Speaking of which...

Bang for your buck

If you are looking for opulent luxury and high end technology, then the interior of the Ferrari 550 is probably not the best place to start. While it is not devoid of quality or gadgetry, it definitely takes a more traditional approach to things.

There are leather seat and hand finished chrome elements all over the place, but none of it will distract you from the task in hand, which is usually getting from A to B as fast as possible.

On the outside, things may be more down to personal taste, although you would be able to show the used Ferrari 550 to anyone and have them recognise it as a Ferrari in half a second.

It may lack the style or individualism of other models from this manufacturer, but any compromises that are made in the arena of aesthetics have been necessary to ensure that this is a car you can use every day, not just on a few weekends a year.

What you'll pay

The Ferrari 550 has become one of the more affordable propositions from this Italian marque if you want a relatively modern example with all the benefits that this brings.

Early to mid period models can be had for around the £40,000 mark, although you can spend closer to £90,000 for a more recent 2002 example. The limited edition Barchetta Roadster pushes things beyond £100,000 given its relative rarity.

This is a Ferrari, so if you didn't see it sitting pretty in the insurance group 20 band you might be a little disappointed.

What to check

You might expect this high performance machine to be a bit of a drama queen when it comes to reliability, but in reality the opposite is true. The approved used Ferrari 550 Maranello has proved to be solid as a rock over thousands of miles, with very few mechanical or electrical failings to report.

You should obviously expect to see that a Ferrari 550 has been cared for by a main dealer when the time comes for servicing. In addition, splashing this type of cash on a used supercar warrants that care and attention is paid during the buying process, so get expert advice before you make a decision.

Parts

Parts for the used Ferrari 550 Maranello are not exactly bargain basement in terms of price, with rear brake pads setting you back £270 for the pair. A new clutch will cost about £350, while a single headlamp replacement will hurt your wallet to the tune of £360.

The biggest expenditure might be the exhaust system, which will require £4,400 of your cash, if you can find it in stock.

How it drives

The Ferrari 550's V12 engine will get you to 60mph in just 4.3 seconds and it will not stop pushing until the speedometer is showing 200mph.

What is most impressive is the 550's ability to maintain performance over long periods and the mixture of high end performance and durability will really appeal to true driving fans.

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