550 Maranello article - they'll be Β£200k before you know it!

550 Maranello article - they'll be Β£200k before you know it!

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SL550M

413 posts

68 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Mogul, yes I guess £55k would have been about a third of list price. I had it as my only car (happy days) and covered around 20,000 miles in the four years that I owned it. Serviced at Maranello Sales and no nasty shocks. Was very reliable, which was a bonus. Just got stranded at the golf club on one occasion when the handbrake seized-up.

cgt2, I think that Azzuro California car belonged to a friend of mine from new. Had the Fiorano Handling Pack and a fairly spectacular exhaust on it, as I recall. He really drove it and properly enjoyed himself!

ThePrincipal

68 posts

110 months

Wednesday 20th May
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That is absolutely stunning!

cgt2

1,668 posts

146 months

Wednesday 20th May
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SL550M said:
Mogul, yes I guess £55k would have been about a third of list price. I had it as my only car (happy days) and covered around 20,000 miles in the four years that I owned it. Serviced at Maranello Sales and no nasty shocks. Was very reliable, which was a bonus. Just got stranded at the golf club on one occasion when the handbrake seized-up.

cgt2, I think that Azzuro California car belonged to a friend of mine from new. Had the Fiorano Handling Pack and a fairly spectacular exhaust on it, as I recall. He really drove it and properly enjoyed himself!
It was gorgeous externally and I recall he'd even had the bumper stonechips fastidiously resprayed by a very expensive bodyshop to ensure a perfect colour match. I did look at having the interior retrimmed in something quieter but at the time there were plenty of cars around under £40k which made a retrim uneconomic.

Petrus1983

3,983 posts

120 months

Wednesday 20th May
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cgt2 said:
This was the cheapest 550 I ever saw, was offered it for £29k in May 2008. Vendor was extremely keen to sell and the car was mint cosmetically, proper history too. I couldn't live with the interior and bought an Argento one instead for a few thousand more.







Edited by cgt2 on Wednesday 20th May 11:05
You made the right decision - the interior is hideous and an embarrassment to the salesman who filled out the order sheet.

21ATS

186 posts

30 months

Wednesday 20th May
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cgt2 said:
This was the cheapest 550 I ever saw, was offered it for £29k in May 2008. Vendor was extremely keen to sell and the car was mint cosmetically, proper history too. I couldn't live with the interior and bought an Argento one instead for a few thousand more.







Edited by cgt2 on Wednesday 20th May 11:05
Clearly I have no taste then as I'm looking at the images thinking, "I quite like that".

But I do have a thing for more obscure colours. Not as extreme as the Rainbow sheik, but anything a bit out of the ordinary usually grabs my attention.

I really like Azzurro California on a 550, it's a bit of a blue overload with the interior but it will certainly stand out in the sea of monochrome and Rosso Corsa.

(My daily driver is an S6 Avant I ordered painted Bentley Orange Flame metallic.)

urquattroGus

1,304 posts

148 months

Wednesday 20th May
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I quite like the blue interior.

And for that price, OMG etc Yes!

davejones

83 posts

192 months

Thursday 21st May
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550M said:
Welcome to the ownership experience Dave. Your only regret is going to be wondering why you didn’t take the plunge earlier!

I’ve had mine knocking on for 15 years now, and had big plans this year for a trip to Laon, and then on to Bergamo for a wedding in her. All gone out of the window now of course.

Here she is at a photo shoot for EVO with Harry at the helm a few year ago. I blagged a blast in his Countach for that!


Very nice looking car, I like these in bright colours - I picked mine up from KHPC last week after having had a few bits attended to and took the long way home avoiding the M20 - It was a stunning day with not much traffic around although I didn't push it too hard I had a great drive.... getting more used to it and LHD now and I'm sure we will have a few enjoyable European jaunts once this surreal situation is over You are right, I wish I had joined the ranks of 550/575 owners long before now. I had considered attending Laon this year as well, but I think it was going to clash with some other event I had planned - of course that got cancelled as well!!! I have never been but I believe it is like Chinon which I have done the past few years and had entered my 924 Carrera GT which celebrates it's 40th year in 2020.......maybe if all goes OK I can do both next year.....


MarkM3Evoplus

528 posts

158 months

Friday 29th May
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urquattroGus said:
I quite like the blue interior.

And for that price, OMG etc Yes!
Me too!

jayemm89

2,811 posts

88 months

Monday 15th June
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My new purchase. One week after collection!

IMI A

8,004 posts

159 months

Monday 15th June
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jayemm89 said:


My new purchase. One week after collection!
Congrats and I wish you many trouble free miles but that may not be the best for your channel! Fab pic. Fab car. Either balls of steel to take on track or let me know when to send the men in the white coats round hehe

SWMBO one day after collection at 203mph. In fact her very first drive was to track too.


harrykul

2,610 posts

184 months

Monday 15th June
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Congratulations! Funny I was thinking the same when I saw the pic on track: quite a contrast between the 550 and the Lotus....

Not Ideal

2,622 posts

146 months

Monday 15th June
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Congrats on the 550 - look forward to watching and reading all about it.

ferrisbueller

25,017 posts

185 months

Monday 15th June
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jayemm89 said:


My new purchase. One week after collection!
Nice. Is that Brands?

TR4man

3,852 posts

132 months

Monday 15th June
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jayemm89 said:


My new purchase. One week after collection!
Lovely!

Watched your video last night, looking forward to your updates!

willy wombat

477 posts

106 months

Monday 15th June
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Don’t feel you’re using the whole track there - need to be nearer the kerb. Joking aside, no reason not to take any Ferrari on track. I’ve tracked most of the Ferraris I’ve owned including my 599. Great fun and no harm done. Enjoy!

21ATS

186 posts

30 months

Monday 15th June
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cgt2 said:
This was the cheapest 550 I ever saw, was offered it for £29k in May 2008. Vendor was extremely keen to sell and the car was mint cosmetically, proper history too. I couldn't live with the interior and bought an Argento one instead for a few thousand more.







Edited by cgt2 on Wednesday 20th May 11:05
I keep looking at this image and I really like this car.

If anyone knows of it's whereabouts, or if the owner is a member here and feels like they'd like to move it on I'd be interested.

I realise it's an old photo and could be a bag of nails by now, but you never know.

cayman-black

9,672 posts

174 months

Monday 15th June
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21ATS said:
I keep looking at this image and I really like this car.

If anyone knows of it's whereabouts, or if the owner is a member here and feels like they'd like to move it on I'd be interested.

I realise it's an old photo and could be a bag of nails by now, but you never know.
I like it too its a different spec which makes it apealing.

Congratulations Jay, look forward to hearing all about it.


Edited by cayman-black on Monday 15th June 19:37

FezSpider

703 posts

190 months

Monday 15th June
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jayemm89 said:


My new purchase. One week after collection!
Ah if I have got this right , I believe I watched your latest YouTube video an hour ago. I do enjoy your channel brother smile

Edited by FezSpider on Monday 15th June 19:51

jtremlett

938 posts

180 months

Monday 15th June
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21ATS said:
I keep looking at this image and I really like this car.

If anyone knows of it's whereabouts, or if the owner is a member here and feels like they'd like to move it on I'd be interested.

I realise it's an old photo and could be a bag of nails by now, but you never know.
It was in Liverpool up to about 2016 but I don't know what has happened to it since. It shows as SORNed according to the DVLA and not MOTed since 2016.

21ATS

186 posts

30 months

Monday 15th June
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jtremlett said:
t was in Liverpool up to about 2016 but I don't know what has happened to it since. It shows as SORNed according to the DVLA and not MOTed since 2016.
What a shame. These lovely cars should be used.