Ferrari Life Forum banner
661 - 676 of 676 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,406 Posts
Nice to come back home to roost. Maranello's are in my blood. A Grigio Titanio this time. Very happy!

Beautiful sunsets this week in my neck of the woods, between Aachen in Germany and Maastricht, Holland.

244155
 
  • Like
Reactions: kwest

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,016 Posts
Nice to come back home to roost. Maranello's are in my blood. A Grigio Titanio this time. Very happy!

Beautiful sunsets this week in my neck of the woods, between Aachen in Germany and Maastricht, Holland.

View attachment 244155
Gott im Himmel! FerrariLife lives! along with our oh so beautiful Maranellos! Hello J-O! looking forward to more F-Life reading!
 
  • Like
Reactions: JazzyO

·
Vendor
Joined
·
467 Posts
Nice to come back home to roost. Maranello's are in my blood. A Grigio Titanio this time. Very happy!

Beautiful sunsets this week in my neck of the woods, between Aachen in Germany and Maastricht, Holland.

View attachment 244155
Hi,
my best compliments for the lovely Maranello(y)

Fabio
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,503 Posts
Welcome back, Onno. 550 = good choice.:)
 
  • Like
Reactions: JazzyO

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,016 Posts
Nice to come back home to roost. Maranello's are in my blood. A Grigio Titanio this time. Very happy!

Beautiful sunsets this week in my neck of the woods, between Aachen in Germany and Maastricht, Holland.

View attachment 244155
Onno, your mention of Aachen takes me back to 1960 when on my way from Venezia to Paris I stopped to attend the Gran Premio d'Italia at Monza. Stayed in Lecco on the east side of Lago di Como. Staying at the same hotel was a very appealing German woman with whom I fell heavily in like. Sh was from Aachen. We went our separate ways; then she came twice to visit me in Paris, but life became too difficult and the brief interlude was finished. Memories.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JazzyO

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,406 Posts
Onno, your mention of Aachen takes me back to 1960 when on my way from Venezia to Paris I stopped to attend the Gran Premio d'Italia at Monza. Stayed in Lecco on the east side of Lago di Como. Staying at the same hotel was a very appealing German woman with whom I fell heavily in like. Sh was from Aachen. We went our separate ways; then she came twice to visit me in Paris, but life became too difficult and the brief interlude was finished. Memories.
Lovely story, Seth. Thanks for sharing!

Onno
 

·
Vendor
Joined
·
467 Posts
Ciao, Fabio!!
Helo Seth, how are you?
in this year many things have happened, and even due to the covid I was not very present on the forum, i will do a post for explain all it is happened, one thing i think you see, my nik on the forum is changed ........
Fabio
 

·
Registered
2003 575M
Joined
·
20 Posts
The Beast

Model: 550 Maranello
Year: 1997
Country: Originally delivered to San Francisco – first owner is now at room temperature. I am the second owner and still generating some of my own heat
Steering: LHD
Chassis number: 108108
Ferrari color: Silver
Interior color: Dark Blue
Mileage: 68,000 miles
Condition: Rough – many road chips, been keyed 4 or 5 times, had a miter saw dropped on it, a lawn mover hit it, a retired teacher bump it with his car at a gas station.
from my experience as well,, the garage is the most dangerous place to keep a car.. you left out bicycles and the like
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Hello Bay,

Many thanks the above link...great information! It lists the exact options that I found in a 1999 550...unbelievable that they called it a "Michael Schumacher Edition" (or at least that what this web page claims).

For everyone's convenience here, I have translated the information on this web page from French to English with a few notes, as follows.

Ferrari 550 Maranello - Michael Schumacher Edition

The 550 Maranello is an exciting car that brings together sporting benefits and great driving pleasure. In order to be closer to Formula 1, the use of carbon-fiber for the interior, the adoption of racing seats, the protection of the 4-point safety belts, and the roll-bar, all add to its character of extreme sportiness. Michael Schumacher

1. Safety cockpit for the road (except USA, Canada and Australia) with racing seats entirely in leather.
Editor Note: I think “Safety cockpit for the road” means having a roll-bar. I have also seen 550 racing seats with the center in cloth and bolsters in leather, but these are "entirely in leather".
2. 4-point adjustable safety belts (except USA, Canada and Australia).
3. Carbon-fiber rigid (open) pockets on doors.
4. Carbon-fiber dashboard.
5. Carbon-fiber door thresholds with "Ferrari" placard in aluminum and carbon-fiber sleeve on hand brake.
6. Carbon-fiber transmission tunnel cover and gear lever ball, with dedicated silver plate.
7. Removable rims (available current 1998).
Editor Note: I think this means 2-piece rims.
8. Rosso corsa color brake calipers.
9. Fire extinguisher.

Has anyone seen a 550 with ALL of these options?

Regards,
Gianni
Automotive parking light Car Wheel Tire Vehicle
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Hello Bay,

Many thanks the above link...great information! It lists the exact options that I found in a 1999 550...unbelievable that they called it a "Michael Schumacher Edition" (or at least that what this web page claims).

For everyone's convenience here, I have translated the information on this web page from French to English with a few notes, as follows.

Ferrari 550 Maranello - Michael Schumacher Edition

The 550 Maranello is an exciting car that brings together sporting benefits and great driving pleasure. In order to be closer to Formula 1, the use of carbon-fiber for the interior, the adoption of racing seats, the protection of the 4-point safety belts, and the roll-bar, all add to its character of extreme sportiness. Michael Schumacher

1. Safety cockpit for the road (except USA, Canada and Australia) with racing seats entirely in leather.
Editor Note: I think “Safety cockpit for the road” means having a roll-bar. I have also seen 550 racing seats with the center in cloth and bolsters in leather, but these are "entirely in leather".
2. 4-point adjustable safety belts (except USA, Canada and Australia).
3. Carbon-fiber rigid (open) pockets on doors.
4. Carbon-fiber dashboard.
5. Carbon-fiber door thresholds with "Ferrari" placard in aluminum and carbon-fiber sleeve on hand brake.
6. Carbon-fiber transmission tunnel cover and gear lever ball, with dedicated silver plate.
7. Removable rims (available current 1998).
Editor Note: I think this means 2-piece rims.
8. Rosso corsa color brake calipers.
9. Fire extinguisher.

Has anyone seen a 550 with ALL of these options?

Regards,
Gianni
 

Attachments

661 - 676 of 676 Posts
Top