Lot 203 - 1999 Ferrari F355 GTS F1
|Odometer reading||30,186 miles|
|Estimate||£95,000 - £110,000|
- Right hand drive, U.K. supplied car
- Just had a service and cambelts replaced
- One of only 74 right hand drive, GTS F1 built
First presented to the motoring press in May 1994, the F355 effectively re-forged the reputation of Ferrari’s V8 engine which had suffered since the introduction of the Ferrari Mondial with its four seats, well-appointed interior and relatively soft ride, by far too sensible to be a proper Ferrari. The F355 was cast in the mould of the Dino, just how great an advance it can be gauged by its best time around Ferraris test track, three seconds faster than the formidable 512TR. Despite its performance it was a modern car employing state of the art technology including computer-controlled suspension, a light action clutch, proportional power steering and drivers air bag to make the car user friendly. At the heart of the F355 is the phenomenal 3.5 litre, V8 engine fitted with four camshafts and five valves per cylinder, the layout borrowed from Ferrari’s Formula 1 engine, this remarkable unit produced, a claimed, 370bhp at 8,250rpm with 268ib/ft of torque available between 5,000 and 6,500rpm. Testing an F355 in 1994, Autocar achieved a top speed of 137mph with the 0-60mph dash covered in just 4.3 seconds. ‘The F355 is, we’re certain, a landmark car for Ferrari,’ declared the esteemed British Motoring Magazine.
This excellent, right hand drive Ferrari F355 GTS is one of the very last of the 74 U.K. supplied cars fitted with the ‘paddle shift’ F1 gearbox. Having covered just over 30,000 miles from new, the car has just had a service where the cambelts were replaced and a new MoT test certificate acquired. Finished in the desirable colour combination of Rosso Corsa with Nero leather interior, this F355 GTS comes with a good service history related to the mileage:
9th June 2000 HR Owen 3,200 miles Service
1st August 2002 HR Owen 14,349 miles Service
12th March 2003 HR Owen 14,900 miles Service
10th August 2007 Verdi 20,507 miles Service & Cambelts
14th May 2013 Meridien 25,711 miles Service & Cambelts
21st May 2020 Meridien 29,417 miles Service & Cambelts, new tyres
March 2023 30,200 miles Service & Cambelts
The car was purchased by the current owner, a private collector, in 2010. When new, this GTS F1 was supplied with Scuderia Shields on the front wings and black brake calipers which are still there today. It comes with a V5C registration document, a complete handbook pack, tool set, tyre inflator in its case and a Ferrari car cover. This Ferrari F355 GTS F1 is an outstanding sports car that combines breath taking performance with Italian style and craftsmanship. It's a rare and collectible car that still turns heads today and is sure to thrill anyone lucky enough to get behind the wheel.
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