Lot 289 - 1999 Ferrari F355 F1 Spider
|Odometer reading||5,990 miles|
|Estimate||£75,000 - £82,000|
|Result||Sold - £78,400|
The Ferrari F355 was launched in May 1994 with two models available: the berlinetta coupé and the targa top GTS. The Spider became available in 1995 whilst, in 1997, the Formula 1-style paddle gear shift was introduced with the Ferrari 355 F1, the F designation being dropped before the 355 which added a further £6,000 to the dealer list price. Apart from the displacement increase from 3.4 to 3.5 litres, the major difference between the V8 engine in the 348 and F355 is the introduction of a five-valve cylinder head. This new head design allowed for better intake permeability and resulted in an engine that was considerably more powerful. The F355 was the last in the series of mid-engined Ferraris with the Flying Buttress rear window, a lineage going back to the 1965 Dino 206GT.
This attractive example, presented in Rosso Corsa with tan leather interior, has covered just 5,990 miles from new. In 2015, the present owner purchased the car from its one previous owner/collector via a Ferrari dealer in Oregon showing only 4,700 miles from new at that time. This wonderful and desirable model has been serviced in the UK since its importation by Ferrari specialist, Joe Macari in London. Presented with the car are all the original manuals, keys, covers and tool kits. This Spider must certainly be one of the most desirable and low mileage examples on the market today.
Previous lotLot 288 - 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.