In the early 90's Ferrari was not the company we know today. After the death of Enzo Ferrari, the company struggled greatly with making a financial profit from their road cars as well as winning races with their Formula One cars. In November 1991 Luca Montezemolo was appointed as President of Ferrari and everything began to change. Albeit several years after his Presidency began, the 550 Maranello was an embodiment of that change. The newly designed, front-mounted V12 positioned under a long swooping hood helped redefine the public perception of the Italian manufacturer, solidifying Ferrari road cars back in the history books as the true Gentlemen's Express.
When Luca Montezemolo took over the reins at Ferrari he made it his goal to revive the company by redefining it. Almost three decades later and the world is able to observe and appreciate his success. The 550 Maranello is a manifestation of Montezemolo's principles of success and this car speaks volumes to the ethos Ferrari has carried forward into the 21st century. Whether it's the first or tenth prancing pony in your stable, every Ferrari owner knows that the 550 Maranello is a quintessential piece to any car collection. As this particular model only shows 1790 mi (2880 km) from new, presented in a stunning Rosso Corsa paint with Beige Tradizione interior it is a flawless time capsule eagerly anticipating many long and winding roads for plenty of years to come.