Lot 184 - 1996 Ferrari F355 Spider

Lot 184 - 1996 Ferrari F355 Spider

Lot 184 - 1996 Ferrari F355 Spider

Lot Number 184
Registration N441 OAM
Chassis Number ZFFXR48A0T0105393
Engine Number 42742
Odometer reading 35,854 miles
Estimate £54,000 - £58,000
  • Two owners from new in USA
  • Manual gearbox
  • Recent cambelt change

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 of which 3,843 were Spiders.

This very good lefthand drive 1996 Ferrari F355, fitted with the six speed manual gearbox, was supplied on the 23rd May 1996 by Ferrari of Los Gatos in California and before being imported to the UK in February 2018 and put into storage, this Ferrari only had two owners in the USA and had covered only 35,000 miles. The car has recently had a new cambelt fitted. Finished in Giallo Fly with black leather interior, black hood and black hood cover this F355 is supplied with original prancing horse wing shields, black brake calipers, tool bag and Ferrari car cover, it also comes with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in March 2021 and a complete handbook pack. This pleasant, ex-Californian Ferrari F355 represents good value and is in one of the most desirable Ferrari colour schemes.

 

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