1996 Ferrari F355

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Mileage 
    26 000 km / 16 156 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFXR48B000105006
  • Engine number 
    Not specified
  • Lot number 
    245
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Finished in Rosso Corsa and Nero with the desirable 6-speed manual gearboxGerman delivered in left-hand drive and showing 26,000 km on the odometerOffered with its original service book and NOVA reference numberFull cambelt service to be carried out by marque specialist, Keys Motorsport, prior to saleThe Ferrari F355 is now considered a modern classic, so beautiful, so well-engineered and so well received that it marked the beginning of the end of the old-guard Ferraristi' philosophy that the only "real" Ferraris were ones with 12-cylinder engines. The F355 Berlinetta burst onto the world stage in the Spring of 1994, with the Targa GTS and Spider following in 1995. The new car shared almost exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor, the 348, yet it was virtually a new car, as its flowing coachwork indicated. Many hours of wind tunnel testing influenced the harmonious shape which incorporated an F1-style flat bottom with channelled airflow generating enough downforce to offset any lift.The F355's name is derived from its 3.5-litre V8 engine and five valves per cylinder - as denoted by the Cinquevalvole' inscription on the rocker covers, and this longitudinally mounted power unit generates an impressive 374bhp at a spine-tingling 8250rpm. The con-rods are titanium alloy, the clutch is housed in magnesium alloy, and the Bilstein shock absorbers use electronic sensors to provide active damping. In 1994, the Ferrari F355 was a technological tour-de-force. Around Ferrari's 1.86 mile Fiorano test track, the F355 was two seconds a lap faster than the 12-cylinder, 512 TR and that level of performance, combined with its sensational shape, ensured its success on the world stage.Offered here is a left-hand drive Ferrari F355 Spider first delivered and registered new in Germany in 1996. The German registration document is included in the history file. Finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero interior, this car is fitted with the desirable 6-speed manual gearbox and was specified with air conditioning. It now also sports a 'Tubi' exhaust system.During the late 1990s, the car was imported into the UK and owned by a Ferrari specialist, from whom our vendor purchased the car, hence the MOT Certificates between 2000 to 2009. After this time our vendor moved to Spain, and the car was to follow. In 2014, it was the recipient of a full service by Ferrari Valencia totalling more than 7,000 EUROS. Most recently, the car has passed the Spanish ITV test (UK MOT equivalent) and this is valid until June 2020 in Spain. Prior to the sale and upon its arrival back to the UK, the car will go to marque specialists, Keys Motorsport, where it will have a full cambelt service.Supplied with a NOVA reference number for the next owner to begin the registration process in order to obtain a UK V5c, it's also accompanied by its service book, an old UK V5c, old UK MOTs, its Spanish registration and ITV documents and invoices. At todays sensible estimate and now showing 26,000km, this smart 355 offers great, entry-level, Ferrari ownership.