Lot 163 - 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena
|£105,000 - £130,000
- Ultra low mileage manual example
- Recommissioned by Foskers
- Recently serviced by Ferrari Sevenoaks
- Husband and wife owned from new
The Ferrari 360 was manufactured from 1999 to 2005 and succeeded the F355. It is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, V8 powered coupé and Ferrari partnered with Alcoa to produce an entirely new, all aluminium spaceframe chassis that was 40% stiffer than the F355. Along with a lightweight frame, the new Pininfarina body styling deviated from traditions of the previous decade's sharp angles and flip-up headlights. The new V8 engine utilised a 3.6 litre capacity and, despite what looked like, on paper, as modest gains, in reality the power to weight ratio was significantly improved. The first model to be rolled out was the 360 Modena, followed later by the 360 Spider and finally, as a special edition, the Challenge Stradale.
It is not often that the opportunity arises to own a truly collectable Ferrari, this example has covered a mere 988 miles from new and has been owned by husband and wife to date, providing a unique opportunity to purchase such a rare car that is in as close to new condition as you could expect.
This truly stunning 360 Modena is presented in Rosso Corsa with unmarked Nero black leather trim that still has that new look and feel. Purchased new from Maranello Ferrari in Egham on 17th April 2003 it has then lead a very gentle life being used only on special occasions. As you would imagine there are all the original handbooks, leather book packs, tools and the all-important Ferrari torch. There is some fantastic correspondence from Maranello with order forms, invoices, welcome letters and even a personal letter from Luca Di Montezemolo. This incredible collector’s item was dry stored and left until early 2023. Upon his death in 2021, the car passed to his wife for whom the logbook remains in the name of thus a one owner car with one former keeper on the V5C registration document. A very desirable manual example, this year the car was sent to renowned Ferrari specialists, Foskers, to be recommissioned and they have commented that the car is quite literally in a time warp condition and described it as ‘beautiful’ with very little work that would be required to make it ready for any concours event. This month, the car, for a prospective buyer, has received its second Ferrari service with Ferrari Sevenoaks. Work carried out includes the cambelt change with upgraded tensioner, new battery, all fluids and plugs so will be ready to be enjoyed or parked next to your other investment cars. The car is now showing just 988 miles and is fully roadworthy should any purchaser wish to use it, or it can continue life as one of the most collectable icons of the prancing horse with just Ferrari main dealer stamps in the original service booklet.
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