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550 FHP was identical to that fitted to the 575M, with the addition of an FHP Shock Absorber ECU. Slight differences in brake piston sizes, same pads. No clue on number fitted.
 

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Hello John,

You are correct, it's a photography lighting discrepancy...but they are the identical interior red colour. The first photograph is more representative of the actual colour, where under the sunlight, it's a "bright" red, rather than a "burgundy wine" red or a "dull" red as shown in the 2nd photo.

The 550 with FHP has a much stiffer suspension and the car is lower to the ground (which makes speed bumps even more hazardous!). I believe it is the identical suspension as in the 575M FHP.

The “Fiorano Handling Package” is not easy to identify because there are no special markings on either the 550 or 575M. You must check under the bonnet or under the car for:

a. front coil spring part number 175886,
b. back coil spring part number 175887,
c. power steering ECU part number 175891, or
d. rear stabilizer bar diameter is 21 mm (standard rear bar is 17 mm).

I have not been able to find any information about the 550 FHP production numbers, but it must be relatively small since they are very rare to find for sale. Likewise, as soon as I found this 550 FHP with low km and in very good condition, I jumped at it, even though a "white Ferrari" is not near the top of my preferred exterior colour list. Although the contrasting white/red combination does make it "pop" a bit more.

Regards,
Gianni
Thanks for that explanation. Have you thought of having it wrapped?
 

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Hello All,

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.)

Regards,
Gianni
Hello Gianni,

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 :)

Kindly

Fabio
 

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Thanks for that explanation. Have you thought of having it wrapped?
Hello John,

Hmmmm...interesting suggestion, never thought of it. I think you're idea is that the original paint is still there, but the wrapped exterior colour can be something different.

I think I'm too much of a purists to do it...but certainly something to consider and see if it grows on me. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Gianni
 

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Hello John,

Hmmmm...interesting suggestion, never thought of it. I think you're idea is that the original paint is still there, but the wrapped exterior colour can be something different.

I think I'm too much of a purists to do it...but certainly something to consider and see if it grows on me. Thanks for the suggestion!

Regards,
Gianni
Ideal solution for a purist: you have it the colour you like, but it can be returned to original in the blink of an eye. The bonus is that the original paintwork is being protected, too.
 

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Michel- Very pretty 550 with just the correct amount of Bordeaux in the interior.
 

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2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello 6-Speed Manual at Auction

Hello All,

It will be interesting to see the hammer price of this manual 575M and whether or not it meets the reserve price.


2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello 6-Speed Manual for sale at Bring-a-Trailer.

  • Chassis: ZFFBV55A330133205
  • 31,035 miles
  • Daytona Seats
  • Modular 19" wheels
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Grigio Titanio over Black Leather
  • Good Service History File
  • Last Major Belt Service at 29k miles in 2016
  • Factory Recommended Service in August 2018
  • Clean Carfax
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2003-ferrari-575-maranello-6/?utm_source=transactionalemail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bat_model_notification

Gianni
 
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575M - Kuala Lumpur

Wonderful car to drive, though had some gearbox sensor issues over time.. Other than that no problem. If only it was manual...


Model: 575M F1
Year: 2003
Country: Malaysia
Steering: RHD
Chassis number: 133395
Ferrari colour: Titanium
Interior colour: Negro
 

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Wonderful car to drive, though had some gearbox sensor issues over time.. Other than that no problem. If only it was manual...


Model: 575M F1
Year: 2003
Country: Malaysia
Steering: RHD
Chassis number: 133395
Ferrari colour: Titanium
Interior colour: Negro
Hello Michael,

I have a red 2004 HGTC F1, Wonderful car to drive i like altso his F1 gearbox (is a little bit faster than 575 STD), in 6 years, and 10K Km, i had never problems on F1 gearbox.

Compliments, elegant combo colour.

Fabio
 

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Wonderful car to drive, though had some gearbox sensor issues over time.. Other than that no problem. If only it was manual...


Model: 575M F1
Year: 2003
Country: Malaysia
Steering: RHD
Chassis number: 133395
Ferrari colour: Titanium
Interior colour: Negro
Great picture, I have fond memories of KL from when I lived there many years ago.
 

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Great picture, I have fond memories of KL from when I lived there many years ago.
Yes indeed, lovely photo. I have no memory of KL, though I was born there, rather more years ago than I care to remind myself!
 
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I’ve put 8000 miles on this one since I took delivery in June of last year (my daughter in the photo below has logged about half of those with me. She loves the on-ramps). It has been my dream car ever since it was released, and I still can’t believe I get to drive it every day. As one of the judges said at a Concours I attended last year, “There aren’t very many things in life that beat living in Ferrari-land.”

Model: 550
Year: 2001
Country: USA
Steering: LHD
Chassis number: 40648
Ferrari colour: Grigio Titanio
Interior colour: Grigio

 

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I’ve put 8000 miles on this one since I took delivery in June of last year (my daughter in the photo below has logged about half of those with me. She loves the on-ramps). It has been my dream car ever since it was released, and I still can’t believe I get to drive it every day. As one of the judges said at a Concours I attended last year, “There aren’t very many things in life that beat living in Ferrari-land.”

Model: 550
Year: 2001
Country: USA
Steering: LHD
Chassis number: 40648
Ferrari colour: Grigio Titanio
Interior colour: Grigio

Hello niftyfivefifty,

compliments, the Maranenllo is a wonderfurl car, not fast and not the handling like the central engine V8 cars, but a GT istant classic with a storng V12 ..... I like so much.
Emnjoy your drive.

I imagine that your daughter like step on the 550, same thing my daughter ....

Fabio
 
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