The ultimate specification for the most desirable F355 mid nineties, mid engined Ferrari
Dual intake, which as we all know is the slightly faster version, Berlinetta which, of course, is the prettier version, 6 speed manual gears, which is the better version and Rosso Corsa with Crema hides which is the quintessential version
So all in all, every box ticked
What's next? Well the complete tool kit is still present, as is the original book pack and service voucher booklet, with confirmation that this 355 was UK supplied, through Lancaster Garages, Colchester, in September 1994, has had 15 services through the last 25 years including no less than 7 Cam Belt changes
One in 2014 and another in 2015 too, just because the previous owner was, well just so fastidious that he was prepared to do it twice just to make sure!
He also had Bob Houghton, who did the last belt change, re-trim the interior console, seats and hand brake cover in new Crema hides and reshape the seats at the same time
The most recent owner, who bought her from us in 2016, also used Bob for servicing and had him recover the fascia panel in new black hide, to factory standards of course
He also removed the original steering wheel, for a smaller racing wheel finished in Alcantara as it makes easier for getting in and out of the Ferrari
The original wheel is housed in the boot for safe keeping, and originality
Running perfectly, and actually even for a 355 this one is extremely fast, for we have used her over a weekend here and there and at 49.500 miles is truly in stonking condition and looks, feels and drives as though less than half this mileage has been covered
This is one of the very first examples to be produced, as we know it's either the first or the last please
3.5 litres, V8, 5 valves per cylinder (hence 355 - 3.5 litres & 5 valves) and 375BHP @ 8.250 RPM
All this in 1994 - no wonder these cars were such a hit in period and are seriously considered today (top speed over 180MPH and 4.5 seconds to 60 MPH - phew) This keeps a Countach / Boxer / Testa Rossa honest!
Prices are, as we know, very accommodating for these wonderous driving and looking machines at the moment, so get a good one whilst you have the chance