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550's and 575's.

So I have been looking around. And I got curious about something.

So, the 575 replaced the 550, yet the 550 is more expensive that the 575's?


Why is this?
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So I have been looking around. And I got curious about something.

So, the 575 replaced the 550, yet the 550 is more expensive that the 575's?


Why is this?
Not true as far as I am aware. Pricing of 550s and 575s are fairly much on a par here in the UK. However, if it were, then the obvious explanation would be that all 550s are manuals and most 575s have the F1 box.

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Not true as far as I am aware. Pricing of 550s and 575s are fairly much on a par here in the UK. However, if it were, then the obvious explanation would be that all 550s are manuals and most 575s have the F1 box.
Agree, where you have a significant premium is for a manual 575 especially if it has the FHP.
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I've never seen this to be true, but I don't know the Australian market. It is true that 575's are still depreciating, albeit slowly, and in some markets the 550's are strengthening, so they are coming closer together.

From a technical point of view, the 575 is preferable. If you don't want the F1, (like myself) then finding a 575 manual could prove tricky. Aesthetically, I prefer the 550, particularly the cabin which I think is more pleasing to the eye. But all Maranellos are highly desirable. Just find a good one and enjoy!


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Hi Nicholas, firstly both are marvellous cars so you looking in the right place, but there were not huge numbers delivered especially in Australia so you are looking at a fairly condensed market which has kept the prices of 550 tight to the 575M as there are not huge aesthetic differences. As the guys have already said all 550's are manuals but only small numbers of 575M's. I believe there are only 69 RHD manual 575M's although someone might confirm if that was a global figure or a UK figure. Either way at this stage you won't really even see a manual 575M come to market.

Many including myself believe the manual to be the preferable Maranello which is not a slight on the F1 which is an excellent platform (although to get the best out of it you have to learn to drive it properly which won't come over night), but due to the mountain of torque coming from the big V12 making the manual so useable and entertaining in any situation. The manual in a lot of people's eyes is also the true lineage of Ferrari with the front engine V12, manual gated shifter and rear wheel drive.

As mentioned before, the 575M benefitted from technically advancements and this continued through its life span so a later one will have all the upgrades. Visually there is only subtle differences externally with most differences being internal, so these are in the eye of the beholder.

If you're not bound by having a manual try to find a late model 575M taking into account the three buying pillars....specification, condition and history. If they're all good then your onto a winner.

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Hi Nicholas,
my predecessors FL guys have written all correct thinking, also I not know the Australian market, in Italy the fork price of 550/575 are intersected.
In Italy this is because a car over 10 years is old but when it is near 20 years became a classic car and not pay tax!
As written by Michael, both are marvellous cars, 575 is available with F1 gearbox and difficult to find an manual.
550 have more problem of withdrawal leather of dash board respect to the 575.
Personally if you don't want FHP or GTC package, the choice is guided only from state of conservation of the potential car that you see.
For myself, I wanted a GTC package (I had 550), and F1 gearbox, the search was difficult but now I'm much happy of my car!
Good luck !!!

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