Lot 323 - 1996 Ferrari 355 F1 Berlinetta
|Odometer reading||18,200 km|
|Estimate||£70,000 - £80,000|
The Ferrari F355 was built from May 1994 to 1999. It is an evolution of the Ferrari 348, a mid-engined, rear wheel drive V8-powered 2-seat coupé. One major difference between the V8 in the 348 and that in the F355, apart from the displacement increase from 3.4 to 3.5 litres, is that the F355 features a 5-valve per-cylinder head that is considerably more powerful, producing 375bhp. The frame is a steel monocoque with tubular steel rear sub-frame with front and rear suspensions using independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers with electronic control servos and anti-roll bars. Ferrari fitted all road-going F355 models with Pirelli tyres. Derived directly from Formula 1, where it made its debut in 1989 winning the Brazilian Grand Prix, the electro-hydraulic gear change system was operated by paddles behind the steering wheel using the F355's conventional 6-speed manual gearbox. The new transmission guaranteed lightning-quick gear changes, with the additional advantage that both the driver's hands could stay on the wheel at all times.
This lefthand drive Ferrari is finished in Grigio with black trim and is a superb looking vehicle. Originally registered in Switzerland and imported into the UK in 2015, this 355 F1 is now registered here and ready to use immediately, having been serviced by Autofficina in Surrey including a change of cambelts in late 2015. The coachwork is in excellent order as is the leather interior; we are advised she drives superbly with the paddle shift gearbox operating exactly as it should. Ferrari 355's have become in demand of late with the market waking up to the outstanding value these cars offer compared to some of their stablemates. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate and the original service books, this low mileage example is sure to attract significant interest.
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