Limited edition Ferrari, manual gearbox; yup, sounds about right.
The Ferrari 550 Barchetta isn't any ordinary limited edition Ferrari; it was built to celebrate 70 years of Pininfarina. Only 448 of these topless Ferraris were built back in 2001 and this one for sale is number 79. The Barchetta uses the same 5.5-liter V12 engine as the 550 Maranello producing 485 hp. This power launches the Italian supercar from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and it tops out at 186 mph. All of this lmited edition Italian goodness makes the 550 Barchetta one of the most desirable modern classic Ferraris.
This particular Ferrari is currently owned by Harry Metcalfe and he made a video of it a few years ago. Check it out for his opinion on this beautiful Ferrari.
This particular car has a gated manual gearbox, which makes any Ferrari even better and more exclusive. Other features include a four-point racing harness from the factory, original documents, the handbook and service invoices along with a Mille Miglia Ferrari Tribute Pictorial Brochure. A Ferrari as rare as this one going through the 1,000-mile long Mille Miglia is really something special. So how much does this wonderful and special car cost? Around $600,000 which is a lot of money for a Ferrari over ten years old. However, considering its special standing and the fact that it has all of its documents and a Mille Miglia completion to its name makes it a one-of-a-kind.