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post #1 of 2 Old 06-02-2016, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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550 WSR example sought by major collection

A major auto collection has expressed interest in acquiring a Ferrari 550WSR edition example. To-date, the collection's known interest is limited to a LH drive example that has been offered by a collector.

Owners of 550WSR vehicles who are also interested in selling their vehicles at this time may send confidential email to ([email protected]) with this information:

1. Your vehicle's VIN number (to confirm that your interest is based on actual ownership of a WSR chassis)
2. RH or LH drive
3. Nation in which the vehicle is currently stored (and/or registered for use)
4. Colors (ext/inter)
5. mileage (km or miles)
6. Your asking price for sale to the collection- independent of transportation/export license, etc
The web site will simply forward your email information to the collection's business office; they will forward your interest to the collection curators.
If the collection is interested, you may be contacted by them.
If you are not contacted, 550WSR.com will seek explanation on your behalf in total confidence
The 550WSR.com web site is not a brokerage, dealer or agent.
550.com is simply an exclusive content-authorized online documentation of the 1998 Ferrari 550 world speed record; and a developing resource for documenting the ongoing history of 33 special edition 550WSR cars.

The latest information about to be posted on the 550WSR.com web site:

Documented VIN numbers of all 10 RH drive cars that were built for UK and other RH markets. (nine of these examples survive; one was totaled in the UK)

Our latest discovery is that "WSR" interior badge placement for RH and LH drive vehicles varies:
Earliest RH examples had badges attached to lower dash:
12 October 1998"

Later RH and LH versions had badge attached to shift console

All 33 WSR-edition cars were simply line-built 550 Maranellos with "WSR 1" kits installed, as ordered; accounting for color variations in the series. There is a green one, many red ones and one yellow; along with the usual Grigio Titanio examples.

The web site seeks a video of the 1998 record, which was minutes long and showed details such as the pre-run confirmation of stock bore/stroke. This video has been removed from Ferrari web sites in the past few years.

If you own a 550WSR edition car and would please confirm your VIN number, this information would be useful in documenting the 32 known examples still running (one RH example was totaled in the UK)

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