2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello


$102,000

GDA AUCTION SUMMARY

Lot # 184
Seller: tygr frank
Location: Torrance, CA
VIN: ZFFZS49A4Y0119574
Miles: 14041
Engine: 5.5L V12
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Private/Dealer:
Category: Classic Exotic Sports
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The Ferrari 550 Maranello was Ferrari’s answer to those who wanted a front-engine V12 model that outperformed the mid-engine sports cars. The front-engine models were also far more practical than the mid-engine styled sports cars with larger trunks which had the ability to fit golf clubs in the rear. Suspension and traction control technological advances during this period resulted in the 550’s ability to achieve handling that rivaled the mid-engine models. Another advance for this vehicle was covered headlight units that gave the car a homogenous line whether the lights were on or off. Power is derived from a 5.5L V12 paired to a manual 6-speed transmission putting out 485HP. This example is finished in a beautiful Azurro metallic with a cream-colored leather interior and blue piping.

This particular example has been part of a predominant Orange County collection and this matching numbers car features the6-speed manual transmission. According to the manufacturer the 550 Maranello had a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph), and could accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds. The beautiful Azurro exterior and Crema interior make the perfect combination.

This modern classic has had a recent service including Tune-Up, replacements of all fluids, new plugs, timing, new battery, oil change, radiator flush, and tire and brake inspection. The car has a salvage title. With only 14K miles this is a true Ferrari daily driver that can be driven casually or taken to the track and provide an incredible driving experience.



Auction Result

High Bid $86,000 By Meatball13 (Reserve Not Met)
Auction Ended Apr. 15 at 9:00 am U.S. Pacific.
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Highest bidder was: Meatball

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Meatball February 17, 2021 1:58 AM $86,000
F1lovr February 17, 2021 1:01 AM $85,000
C-YA February 16, 2021 11:14 AM $82,500
BMWFan February 16, 2021 7:32 AM $80,000
F1lovr February 16, 2021 4:19 AM $79,000
C-YA February 16, 2021 3:46 AM $77,500
5speed930 February 16, 2021 3:44 AM $75,000
F1lovr February 13, 2021 2:33 AM $72,000
Enzo218 February 13, 2021 1:07 AM $70,000
C-YA February 12, 2021 1:54 PM $67,500
GTracer February 12, 2021 1:40 AM $65,000
Enzo218 February 10, 2021 12:16 PM $60,550
C-YA February 10, 2021 8:52 AM $55,000
Auction started March 12, 2021 9:55 AM
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GPM550
GPM550
29 days ago

This is very helpful and I am interested in further discussing the purchase. I will be reaching out later today to discuss.

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
1 month ago

Ok folks here is a bit more color on the car. Thanks for someone doing a bit more due diligence they got to the bottom of the history of this car. It was not a electrical issue on the car but a transport incident whereby something fell on the car damaging the top and rear glass. It was totaled by the insurance company and bought in 2002 and repaired by group in Arizona. It was not driven much from 02-14 and then sold to a collector who has owned it for the past 6 years. Within the past 1000 miles… Read more »

C-YA
C-YA
1 month ago

thought this sold. Did a PPI ever get done? I love this color combo, absolutely gorgeous.

GTracer
GTracer
2 months ago

Surprised this did not sell. Any update from the group?

enesset
enesset
2 months ago

For anyone hunting Maranello’s the Ferrari Chat subforum “456/550/575″ has been helpful/educational to me.

F1lovr
F1lovr
2 months ago

We will see if a deal can be made and I will keep everyone updated. I love this color combo too. thx

enesset
enesset
2 months ago

F1Lovr if you work out a transaction it would be great to hear more about the car when you put your hands on it.
Love the color combo!

F1lovr
F1lovr
2 months ago

I am interested and will be contacting you. Somehow I lost my connection and could not submit a final bid.

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
2 months ago

Thanks for the bidding and it was close to hitting reserve.

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
2 months ago

$86,000 bid placed by Meatball

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
2 months ago

Unfortunately, I have not been able to reach the original owner. The prior owner has confirmed his original statement that it was an electrical issue which resulted in taking the car back and as such the salvage title but I do not have anything that confirms this. As previously said a PPI can be done post auction to confirm the car is as it should be. Nothing to hide here.

F1lovr
F1lovr
2 months ago

Any update on the title?

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
2 months ago

$85,000 bid placed by F1lovr

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
2 months ago

$82,500 bid placed by C-YA

enesset
enesset
2 months ago

Extremely helpful. That should result in a sale for you. This is a desirable color combo along with the shields and daytonas.

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
2 months ago

$80,000 bid placed by BMWFan

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
2 months ago

enesset, I took this car in trade from the Seller on another car I had. That said, the PO is selling a number of the Ferrari’s on this site and has a full time mechanic that works on his collection which are primarily Ferrari’s or Lamborghini’s. He has been the person that has serviced the car and as such “no receipts”. He has offered himself to speak with buyers directly, if interested. With the overall lack of history on this car I am willing to have someone do a PPI, at their expense, post auction and if the PPI comes… Read more »

BMWFan
BMWFan
2 months ago

This might convince me to bid on this car. Seller, please confirm.

enesset
enesset
2 months ago

The reason the recent invoice is important is simple things like collapsed motor mounts (not uncommon at all) is about a $2k line item.

If this car needs a full service, degreeing of the cams with timing/cam-belt change, water pump, etc that can be $3,500-$5k

etc etc etc

enesset
enesset
2 months ago

Seller — let me understand correctly.

We can bid and if there are any material mechanicals unearthed from the PPI we can choose to NOT close on the purchase. That’s a major positive.

In the posting it talks about recent service, am I missing seeing a copy of the documents?

I had been reluctant here because I just did a PPI on a 550 and the needs were not major but the “needs” list totaled over $20k.

C-YA
C-YA
2 months ago

Seller, would still love to get additional info on the title. Please post when you can. thx

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
2 months ago

$79,000 bid placed by F1lovr

F1lovr
F1lovr
2 months ago

Cant ask for more than that with a online auction.

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
2 months ago

$77,500 bid placed by C-YA

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
2 months ago

$75,000 bid placed by 5speed930

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
2 months ago

All, I have had a couple of people look and inspect the car locally but not a PPI. I am also trying to track down one of the prior owners to discuss the title issue. That said, I am prepared to have a post auction PPI done and if there are any mechanical or other issues identified, either repair or terminate and refund deposit. It is a beautiful car that drives amazing so I don’t have any worries.

Fizzyone
Fizzyone
2 months ago

I love this color combo and also would love to know more about the history.

enesset
enesset
2 months ago

I know its been several days, but thanks for confirming the red fob. Not having it is not the end of the world but its PITA to get a new red one made from the guys in Wisconsin and I think it’s around $1k.

I love this color combo but given what I learned on another clean 550 recently during a PPI, I am not buying without one.

I’m going to continue watching this one.

gdspd
gdspd
2 months ago

Man, I love this car. Wish I could be a bidder but not in the cards today.

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$72,000 bid placed by F1lovr

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$70,000 bid placed by Enzo218

Enzo218
Enzo218
3 months ago

Seller, I am local and would like to inspect the car this weekend prior to the close of the auction. Please let me know.

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$67,500 bid placed by C-YA

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$65,000 bid placed by GTracer

miniman
miniman
3 months ago

Not a bidder here but I visited the same Seller to view a Mini I am bidding on and he happened to have this car out and it is beautiful. Just wanted to pass this along.

Enzo218
Enzo218
3 months ago

More details on salvage title would be appreciated.

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$60,550 bid placed by Enzo218

C-YA
C-YA
3 months ago

Would also love to see a PPI but that will not hold me back on the purchase. Great looking car.

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$55,000 bid placed by C-YA

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
3 months ago

Red fob found but seller says he never used it for what’s it worth. I sell lots of cars of every make and brand and some with salvage titles and in most cases, unless something is seriously wrong, take market and deduct 20-30%. I think this car with a clean title is $130-150k car so take the low less 30% and you are close to the BIN. I can tell you that this car will not sell for a low number.

enesset
enesset
3 months ago

Thanks. One person on the forum joked that we should pitch in put this car under PPI just to get a better understanding. I really like the color. Very few 550’s out there with Salvage titles so it would be interesting to know more and see what the market clearing price is. There has been discussion about one other LA based 550 available right now with a salvage title and the general consensus on that car the market clearing price would be close to $60k (for what that’s worth). In the registry this car is listed but it was odd… Read more »

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
3 months ago

Asked Owner about key fob and trying to get better answer on salvage title questions. Stay tuned.

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
3 months ago

Titled in Montana and does not have CA smog at this time. Originally purchased from Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale and serviced there through 2004, sold in 2017 with a salvaged title in Arizona and 11,700 miles, and then sold to the current owner who now has 14,000 miles. Checking on the key fobs. Current owner has had zero issues with the car since purchasing.

enesset
enesset
3 months ago

Thanks. One of the other F-Chatters I were messaging and wondered if the owner has any details on the electrical issue (maybe an electrical fire)?

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
3 months ago

Enesset, we will request and get back to you.

enesset
enesset
3 months ago

Would be good to know if it has:
+) a smog cert and
+) the complete fobs set…. if the red master is not included can be a PITA so those two questions would be most appreciated.

HNT Motors
HNT Motors
3 months ago

There have been inquiries on the salvage title and this is what the owner has told us, “there was a electrical issue that could not be resolved by Ferrari and as such they totaled the car. A local shop purchased the car, repaired the issue and it now drives and works perfectly”. If you are interested in having the car inspected and or a full PPI done we are more than happy to assist. If you want a car that is truly low miles and can be driven and enjoyed this might be your car.

enesset
enesset
3 months ago

Oh and does the car have a “passed smog” result?

enesset
enesset
3 months ago

Do we have any historical maintenance documentation on the car?
Do we have all three fobs including the red one?
Do we have a carfax to see when the damage was or do we know the extent of the damage?
A general vin search did not seem to yield any reasonable info.

BMWFan
BMWFan
3 months ago

Bidding on the 3.0 but these are one of my favorite cars and love this color combo. If I don’t get the BMR this might be my car!!! Seller can you explain the salvage title a bit more? thx

tigerfrancisco77@yahoo.com