I never liked the Ferrari 550 very much when I was growing up. I should have. It was a powerful, stylish, front-engined not-quite-supercar with a gated manual transmission, a V12 and, unbeknownst to me at the time, one of the most pointless and luxurious options a sports car can have.
In life, the chances to truly make your dreams come true are few and far between. That's why, when faced with a decision as to what luxury sports coupe to get with your hard-earned dollar, you need to aim high. Ladies and gents, here's a Ferrari 550 Maranello in amazing shape, and at $49,995, it's way less than the…
[Ferrari was particularly proud of their underbody air management for the 550 Maranello. The whole thing looks like a nice sweet skidplate to me. Anyone up for rallycross? Photo: Ferrari]
[Uh oh, somebody raced a blue Prodrive Ferrari 550. I will never sleep again. This was at Le Mans 2003. This car finished fifth in class, though a different Prodrive 550 won the class. Photo Credit: Getty]
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Looks like Top Gear co-host Richard Hammond has decided to part with one of his cars, in this case a 1997 Ferrari 550 with just 49,000 miles on the clock. Despite the fact this supercar was owned first by EVO magazine before falling into the hands of Hammond, the advertisement states the 550 has "had every care…