Lot 268 - 1997 Ferrari 355 Spider
|Odometer reading||41,000 miles|
|Estimate||£70,000 - £78,000|
|Result||Sold - £72,800|
The Ferrari F355 was manufactured between May 1994 and 1999 and was an evolution of the Ferrari 348. It is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive, V8-powered two-seater 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 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 litre engine capacity and five valves per cylinder. The F355 has become the most popular model so far with over 11,273 cars manufactured.
This stunning 355 spider with manual transmission was registered in the UK on 21st March 1997 and presents in excellent condition. Finished in Giallo Fly with black leather trim, this striking example benefits from an impressive service history. Without doubt, one of the most useable and aesthetically pleasing Ferraris in recent times. This 355 is supplied with the original service books together with a comprehensive selection of invoices and receipts. Having covered a mere 41,000 miles from new and supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this vehicle represents exceptional value for money.
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