As rare as hen’s teeth, or something like that.
Finding a clean, right-hand-drive Ferrari 550 Maranello with a six speed manual transmission is no easy feat. So when former English football star, Sir Geoff Hurst, decided to put his on the market- it unsurprisingly created quite a bit of interest.
Sir Hurst’s 550 Maranello, finished in Argento Nurburgring with black leather Daytona seats and the desirable full carbon trim has been carefully stored in a heated and dehumidified facility for the past two years.
With a production run that spanned 1996-2002 and saw just 457 right-hand drive examples produced, the front engine V12 grand tourer is one of the most desirable Ferrari’s in recent history.
Silverstone Auctions managing director, Nick Whale, said that there had already been a number of enquiries about the car. ““With only 457 right-hand drive 550 Maranellos made, the car is highly collectible. Not only that it’s a superb driver’s car, with a fantastic history, this example even more so for football aficionados.”
The car is set to go under the hammer at the Silverstone Classic auction event on the 30th of July. Nick Whale estimates that the car could sell for anywhere between £120,000 to £150,000.