Ferrari 550 Maranello Carrozzeria Scaglietti Schmacher

Ferrari 550 Maranello Carrozzeria Scaglietti Schmacher

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401rpg

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Wednesday 14th August
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While reading Nathan Beehl’s incredibly detailed book on the 550 and 575, there is a section on the Ferrari 550 Carrozeria Scaglietti Michael Schumacher Edition.

However absolutely nobody seems to have an idea how many of there cars there are.

On PistonHeads there was a great piece of information showing how way before the WSR car - Michael asked for a bespoke 550. Customers using the official Ferrari brochure could purchase the same car as Michaels.



However (and I’ve never seen Michael’s) I’ve only heard of 2. One in Sweden and one in the UK.

If any experts out there have any additional info it would be amazing to hear ?

Ferrari in Sweden apparently say 6 cars. However I don’t know where they got that number from.

Cheers R

Swedish car







Middle East car now in the UK








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Edited by 401rpg on Wednesday 14th August 11:33


Apparently Michael didn’t have the split rims on his early 550 Edition bespoke car but did on a later 575. But nobody knows for sure. (Unless you know different)

Edited by 401rpg on Wednesday 14th August 11:38


Ps. I’ve seen a few 550’s with 575 carbon parts added and a few without the racing harness.

However I believe the Schumacher Edition cars are all very early number cars.

The 2 above have very close chassis numbers and may have been made on the same day/week.

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Edited by 401rpg on Wednesday 14th August 12:16

Greg the Fish

698 posts

11 months

Wednesday 14th August
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The Carrozzeria Scaglietti program was available to other models too.

As it was a bespoke service there will be no truly accurate figures as to how many of each model will exist. Some owners may well have chosen to not even have it mentioned.

Ferrari at their finest in model manipulation (but the options were pretty much limitless. All, as per Ferrari, dependent on how deep your pockets were.

401rpg

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Wednesday 14th August
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Aha.

Makes sense.

The Swedish car was owned by the head of Sweden’s National Carting Team .... that very, very sadly all died in a plane crash on the way to a race with his son.

The other car was ordered by one of Ferrari’s biggest clients and later given to artist Damien Hirst as a present.

I guess we’ll never know - although I hope there are a few more out there.

It was apparently the kick-start of the idea for Ferrari a few years later to make the 33 ? WSR cars.

And you’re right.....

I guess at the time you’d need very deep pockets ....... (and possibly friends in high places) ....... as one of the early owners I spoke to said he was only offered options of leather colour - stitching - luggage etc.

But not the Scaglietti catalogue options.

Thanks for the info.

Cheers R

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Edited by 401rpg on Wednesday 14th August 13:12

andrew

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137 months

Wednesday 14th August
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calling jt...

MDL111

3,761 posts

122 months

Wednesday 14th August
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I looked at a dark red car with the seats and carbon interior parts for sale in Germany in 2014 - was a one owner car with 250k km on the clock and supposedly ordered for Willi Weber (I think that’s his name anyway, Schumacher’s manager) originally. Dont think it had the roll bar
Cost a little more than 30k euros at the time

401rpg

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Wow.

I love to see that cars are used.

250k km !

Thats great for a 20 plus year old car.

Must have been worth over 30k Euros in parts ?

R



MDL111

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122 months

Wednesday 14th August
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401rpg said:
Wow.

I love to see that cars are used.

250k km !

Thats great for a 20 plus year old car.

Must have been worth over 30k Euros in parts ?

R
Was at the Time when you couldn’t pick up a 50-60k km car for less than 50k euros though.
I was tempted by it, but everybody I spoke to said too risky / engine and gearbox rebuild costs etc
Am planning to eventually hit the same mileage in my FF - still a long way off though

401rpg

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That’s great to hear.

My F355 #104026 has spent its life on the road and race track.

Has done 70k miles starts first time and runs perfectly.

Winning the Ferrari Pirelli Hillclimb Championships 3 times (2011, 2013 and 2014).

Breaks my heart to see cars 25 years old with 2k miles.

R


MDL111

3,761 posts

122 months

Wednesday 14th August
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MDL111 said:
Was at the Time when you couldn’t pick up a 50-60k km car for less than 50k euros though.
I was tempted by it, but everybody I spoke to said too risky / engine and gearbox rebuild costs etc
Am planning to eventually hit the same mileage in my FF - still a long way off though
that was supposed to say COULD - good job on my part

401rpg

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Ha ha ha.

And the original thread heading was about my “Michael Schumacher Edition 550 Maranello”.

However I was at the maximum number of letters so I cut the “u” from Schumacher and missed out the word “Edition” completely.

Looks like my spelling is terrible.

But who cares.

R


Petrus1983

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107 months

Wednesday 14th August
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401rpg said:
Ha ha ha.

And the original thread heading was about my “Michael Schumacher Edition 550 Maranello”.

However I was at the maximum number of letters so I cut the “u” from Schumacher and missed out the word “Edition” completely.

Looks like my spelling is terrible.

But who cares.

R
Maybe the mods can be kind!