After searching 3 years for my first Ferrari, I bought a 1997 550 last year, titanio-grigio over rosso. Enjoyed driving it every minute this past summer. Dream come true!
Recently, I came across a 1999 550 with FHP for sale and the temptation was just too great, so I bought it. It's a bianco (white) over rosso (red). Although I'm not be big fan of white Ferraris, it does look good with the red interior (black piping), which I really liked in my titanio-grio 550. I also went from 60,000 km to 25,000 km. My grigio-titanio 550 will soon be for sale at the local Ferrari dealership (it's in pristine condition since I spared no money to make it perfect, send me an PM if you're interested).
I'm a bit concerned about the lower riding height of the FHP, since I was bottoming-out often in the regular suspension. It made me curse each time!
Although I have not been able to find any production data on the number of 550 FHP made, I do know that after researching them for more than 4 years now, there are very (very) few of them that come up for sale.
I should be able to drive my new 500 FHP next spring (probably May) when I return from overseas and I will share my driving experience with you then.
In he interim, if anyone has a 550 FHP, I'd love to hear about your experiences with it. (Fabio, I think you had one.)
happy new year
sorry, i answer late because i was on holiday with family past days ....
Compliments for the new purchase, also, i like you, i'm not a fan of white Ferrari's, but is nice, nice the contrast white - red.
With my past 550 i had same your problem, often It was touch with the front bumper.
Gianni, my old 550i was not FHP optioned, so that i don't know how is drive that, but my 575m HGTC have the hadling suspension mor esimilar to FHP, HGTC is an evolution of FHP and in respect to the 550 normal is a very enjoying set up, considering that is a heavy car.
I think you will appreciate