Lot 210 - 1995 Ferrari 355 GTS
|Engine Number||Not known|
|Odometer reading||22,369 miles|
|Estimate||£75,000 - £90,000|
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. 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; size 225/40ZR 18 in front and 265/40 ZR 18 in 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 3 litres plus eight cylinders, and same for the 328, 348, 512 etc. This time, Ferrari used engine capacity plus number of valves per cylinder, as they were proud to boast about this technological advancement, so the name 355 equals 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 lefthand drive, manual, European specification Ferrari 355GTS is finished in Rosso Red with ceramic paint protection and a black leather interior. This fine example was delivered new to Germany and is described by the vendor as being in showroom condition having resided in a private collection for many years. It has recently benefitted from a full service; it has significant service history throughout its life and has been to a main dealer to have any issues rectified. The previous owner left the protective covers on elements of the car and with only 22,369 miles, it is reported to be ten out of ten in every respect. It also comes with an MoT test certificate valid until June 2018, manuals and service book and is UK registered. With low mileage and desirable specification, this 355GTS is the rarest version of the acclaimed 355 model and is becoming highly collectible.
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