Sir Roderick Stewart one of the most famous rock stars in the world, although some twenty-somethings say, “Who?” He began to make a name for himself in London in the mid-1960s as a member of several groups, but his breakthrough role was in a new band formed by former Yardbird Jeff Beck. Later, as a member of the Faces and as a solo artist, Rod Stewart became a superstar.
A Rod category person in the world provides him with automotive opportunities that many of us dream of. There’s a chance that this 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, formerly owned by Rod, could be something you dream about, but aspiration never hurt anyone. 92 of 448, the roadster version of the 550 Maranello. The biggest differences between the coupe and the roadster, aside from the obvious, were the steep windshield and different wheels. Although its performance today seems so regular, especially among some modern sedans, the 550’s lineage goes back to greats like the Daytona.
The old Rod rides like the rest of this vintage, powered by a 478-horsepower 5.5-liter DOHC V12 engine up front. The livery is Argento Nürburgring, complete with Nero leather interior. Last year, a Ferrari dealer went over the 8,925 mile Barchetta and installed a new left valve cover and timing cover gaskets, engine mounts, new tires and more. Features include a fair-weather top, multi-piece 18-inch Speedline wheels, carbon fiber bucket seats and interior trim, and other Ferrari-quality touches.
If you won this Ferrari a 2023 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, which album would you put in the boot CD player of your Ferrari-Becker stereo? “Truth” seems most appropriate at this moment, doesn’t it? Rod’s 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina is open for unreserved bidding at Westworld of Scottsdale from January 21-29.