Ferrari 550 Barchetta
Introduced in 1996, the 550 Maranello replaced the outgoing F512 M, heralding Ferrari’s return to the front-engine V12 coupé layout, which had not been seen since the days of the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. In 2000, the striking Barchetta Pininfarina variant was released, recalling the iconic Touring-bodied, race-winning 166 MM of years past. With limited production of just 448 cars, the 550 Barchetta is undoubtedly one of the most desirable and attractively styled Ferraris of the modern era.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
485 bhp, 5,474 cc alloy V12 engine with four overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and electronic fuel injection, six-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension with transverse parallelogram structure and triangular arms, electronically controlled aluminium gas dampers with coaxial coil springs and anti-roll bar, and four-wheel Brembo ventilated disc brakes with ABS. Wheelbase: 2,500 mm (98.4").
Source: RM Auctions
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