Ferrari 550 Maranello is one of the few modern classic cars whose price haven't become much higher since the car got revealed, but those good times might soon get over, so car lovers are trying to get their piece of art as soon as possible. This World Speed Record edition is a super rare beauty for auction.
Actually, it’s even better than that. This Ferrari 550 Maranello WSR is one of only 33 units built worldwide, and one of the only 10 right-hand-drive examples. That makes it rather special, and that’s even before you take into account the fact it has just two owners from new and only 33,800 miles on the clock. The car is set to be auctioned on 25th and 26th February with an estimate of £180,000 to £220,000. And the only way that price is going from here is up.
As for what makes the World Speed Record 550 special, well, there is what it says on the tin, which refers to the speed records it set back in 1998 at a 12-kilometre oval test track in Columbus, Ohio: covering 100 miles at an average speed of 190.2mph, driving for one hour at an average speed of 184mph and covering 100 kilometres at 188.9mph. There is also all the unique options Ferrari 550 Maranello WSR boasts, including Scuderia wing shields, a throaty sports exhaust, brake calipers in Rosso, Fiorano handling pack, leather trimmed roll cage, and carbon bucket seats with Daytona stitching and race harnesses, plus WSR plaques, Grigio paintwork and a Bordeaux interior.