In 2002 Ferrari refreshed their fabulous 550 Maranello, which was an homage to the landmark 365GTB/4 Daytona. The big news at the time wasn’t the larger displacement or slightly redesigned front end, but the advent of the new F1 paddle-shift transmission with a V12. Nearly all new 575s were ordered with an F1 transmission…but a few traditionalists insisted on ordering the 3-pedal, manual gated-shift 6-speed gearbox like this car has.
Also new for 2002 was a refresh of the beautiful gun-metal grey colors often applied to Ferrari’s landmark cars, and now called Titanium. Plus, a rich-looking deep red interior was available, called Bordeaux, and this car is in that highly desirable combination. The car was ordered with a classy array of factory options that included red calipers, Daytona seats and color-matched carpets, dash, steering wheel, leather headliner and rear shelf—all accented with silver-grey stitching.
This is a two-owner car, the second having it since 2006, and we have ALL the original owner’s books, window sticker, radio cards, spare keys & remotes, untouched tool kit and tire inflator, plus the factory red nylon car cover in its bag. There is a file of regular annual services plus the last cam belt change; it has never been smoked in and checking with a meter shows no sign of paintwork. The only extras are an embroidered set of Cavallino mats and a Tubi exhaust system…that sounds fabulous!
By now you’re wondering what mileage is on the car, and—hold on!—it’s 3,532 actual miles, supported by a three-page CarFax report showing absolutely no problems and meticulous, regular servicing. A few years ago this would have been a $400,000 car, but markets change and for one astute shopper this will be a never-to-be-duplicated opportunity for $265,000.