1996 Ferrari F355

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Mileage 
    17 mi / 28 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFPR41C000103186
  • Engine number 
    40564
  • Lot number 
    389
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

A UK-supplied, right-hand drive, manual gearbox, Berlinetta with gleaming Nero paintworkSuperb black/grey interior with the highly sought after carbon bucket seat optionOnly 17,103 miles at the time of cataloguing supported by a comprehensive service historyFull mechanical overhaul from front to back in 2019 at a cost of 11,000Offered with original Ferrari leather book pack, tools, V5c and an MOT valid until June 2021Of the 408 UK supplied manual F335's, just 11 had been factory finished in blackYou can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or [email protected] to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.Inheriting the proportions of its predecessor, the F355 was outwardly a much better-resolved proposition, both aesthetically and aerodynamically. However, beneath the fabulous styling and smoother skin, were further major advancements, including power steering, variable damping, and a 100cc engine enlargement. The longitudinally mounted 3496cc V8 generated a market-leading 380 horsepower at a spine-tingling 8,250 rpm and the gearbox now had six speeds with a revised synchromesh making gear changes so much smoother. New electronically adjustable shock absorbers varied their stiffness within milliseconds to suit the road surface and the result of all these developments was evident around Ferrari's 1.86 mile Fiorano test track when the F355 was two seconds a lap faster than the 12-cylinder 512 TR.Sitting on the cusp between analogue and digital, the F355 is considered the forerunner of all modern Ferraris and, as the last of the hand-built cars before the 360 and later descendants moved to mass production, will inevitably slip into the role of 'Classic Ferrari' with ease becoming increasingly sought after as time goes by.On offer here is a truly stunning F355 with striking black paintwork and black/grey interior including the highly sought after carbon bucket seat option. It spent a period of time, correctly stored off the road probably explaining the modest mileage of just 17,000at the time of consignment. In 2018, it was released from storage and subjected to a complete mechanical overhaul from front to back at a cost just shy of 11,000 carried out by Ferrari specialists, AML Performance Ltd. in Macclesfield. This included; cambelt, pulleys and tensioner, clutch and clutch bearings, front and rear brakes, period-correct front and rear tyres, water pump and ancillary belts and hoses.Prior to the extensive recommissioning service, it had obviously been well looked after as is evident from the comprehensive service record including many belt changes by Ferrari main dealers, Maranello in Egham and Lancaster in Colchester. The cars most recent service was in May 2019 by Stratstone Ferrari in Wilmslow at a cost of 2,000 detailed on a copy invoice in the owners file. Intotal, around 18,000 has been invested in the last nine months to return this wonderful Ferrari to the condition in which you see it today.Every iteration of the F355 is desirable, however, if you really enjoy extending your Ferrari, the Berlinetta with a manual gearbox and carbon buckets is undoubtedly the way to go. This is a really lovely example offered with its original Ferrari book pack, tools, V5c,an MOT until June 2021 and appears very sensibly guided.1996 Ferrari F355 GTB Manualhttps://youtu.be/BiVhymgOy5Yfalse