The F550 Barchetta was introduced by Ferrari at the 2000 Paris Motor Show as a celebration of the 70th anniversary of legendary Italian automotive designer, Pininfarina. The companies’ partnership producing the 2001 Barchetta also marked the 50th year since their first joint venture. Since their first collaboration, Pininfarina was “the design house that helped shape Ferrari,” according to a Bloomberg article by Hannah Elliot.
Ferrari initially planned to produce 444 of these models but upped the order to 448 to avoid alienating a sought-after, yet tetraphobic Japanese market. This Barchetta is number 337 of 448, according to the numbered plaque bearing Sergio Pininfarina’s signature.
For the Barchetta, the exclusivity is just the icing on the cake. The classic design and robust performance keep this model to remain sought after, 18 years past its release. Pristine models still command prices well over $400,000.
This F550 is a “true barchetta” that emulates the open-top racing cars of the 1950s and 60s. The removable cloth soft top is intended for emergency use only and is not intended for speeds in excess of 70 mph.
The 12-cylinder, 5.5-litre F133 engine provides 485 hp from under the hood instead of the middle, helping add to the retro roadster feel. During both years of the Barchetta’s production, its F133 engine won International Engine of the Year (above 4.0 litre class).
The car was born for fair-weather driving and provides performance that entices owners to jump behind the wheel any time the sun peeks out. The Barchetta is rare, even for a Ferrari. Don’t miss your chance to bid this Friday at 9 AM CST!
- Document Type: FL– Certificate of Destruction
- Highlights: Run and Drive
- Primary Damage: Water/Flood
- Estimated Retail Value: $432,099 USD
- Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
- 5.5 Liter V12 F133 Engine
- 337 of 448 Produced
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Live online bidding for this 2001 Ferrari F550 Barchetta Pininfarina starts at 9 a.m. CDT on Friday, February 15, 2019. Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity! Even if you don’t plan to bid on this timeless classic, add the vehicle to your Watchlist so you can watch live as it sells to the highest bidder.