Lot 211 - 1999 Ferrari F355 GTS F1

Lot 211 - 1999 Ferrari F355 GTS F1

Lot 211 - 1999 Ferrari F355 GTS F1

Lot Number 211
Registration R905 SBL
Chassis Number 2FFXR42B000112533
Odometer reading 141,212 km
Estimate £48,000 - £57,000

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. Ferrari fitted all road-going F355 models with Pirelli tyres; size 225/40ZR 18" front and 265/40 ZR 18" to 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 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 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 Ferrari was registered on the 21st October 1999 and was imported into the UK in September 2020. Presenting in left hand drive and very good condition all-round, this has clearly been a very well looked after vehicle. This history confirms as such and the cambelts were last changed two years ago. The Rosso Corsa paintwork has obviously been refreshed in places, this appears to have been carried out to a good standard. The black leather interior shows minimal wear. It is rare to see Ferrari’s having covered such mileage (87,600) which is a shame as they are more than capable of covering the mileage without any real difficulties. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a history folder and a current MoT test certificate valid until 15th December 2023, this Ferrari F355 GTS represents exceptional value for money.

 

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