Lot 298 - 1998 Ferrari 355 F1 Spider
|Odometer reading||38,453 miles|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £40,000|
The Ferrari F355 was built from May 1994 to 1999 and was an evolution of the Ferrari 348. It is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive, V8-powered two-seat coupé. At launch, two models were available; the coupé Berlinetta and the targa topped GTS. The Spider (convertible) version was introduced in 1995. One major difference between the longitudinal V8 in the 348 and that in the 355, apart from the displacement increase from 3.4 to 3.5 litres, is that the F355 features a five valve per cylinder head that is considerably more powerful, producing 375bhp. Ferrari fitted all road-going F355 models with Pirelli tyres; size 225/40ZR 18" front and 265/40 ZR 18" to the rear. The nomenclature does not follow the formula from the previous decades, i.e. engine capacity plus cylinder number for example, the Ferrari 308 name comes from three litres plus eight cylinders, with the same for the 328, 348, 512 etc. This time, Ferrari used engine capacity plus number of valves per cylinder; proud to boast about this technological advancement, with the name 355 coming from 3.5 litres engine capacity and five valves per cylinder. The F355 has become the most popular model so far with over 11,273 cars produced.
This stunning 355 F1 spider was registered in the UK on 15th September, 1998 and presents in excellent condition. Finished in Rosso red with black leather trim, this striking example benefits from having had a new clutch and cambelts fitted by Lancaster at Colchester. Without doubt, one of the most useable and aesthetically pleasing Ferraris in recent times and supplied with the original service books together with a comprehensive selection of invoices/receipts, it is hard to comprehend that this 355 is 15 years old. Having covered a mere 38,000 miles from new and supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this represents exceptional value for money.
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