1997 Ferrari F355

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1997
  • Mileage 
    45 472 mi / 73 181 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFXR42C000108156
  • Engine number 
    45472
  • Lot number 
    307
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Tour De France Blue
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Finished in Blue Le Mans with Grigio Chiaro leather and a desirable 6-speed manual gearboxUK-supplied in right-hand drive and showing 42,425 miles on the odometerServiced at Ferrari main dealers, most recently a full cambelt service at Meridien ModenaSupplied with a UK V5c and MOT tested until 29th August 2020The 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.This particular example is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive 1997 Ferrari F355 GTS, first delivered to a Mr P. Smyth of Enfield. Finished in Blue Le Mans with a Grigio Chiaro leather interior,it'sfitted with the more desirable six-speed manual gearbox. It has been enjoyed byfive former keepers with the last one being one of the senior management team from Ferrari S.p.a. Maranello.The service record shows the car has been serviced byHR Owen and Maranello, with the most recent full cambelt service being carried out at Meridien Modena. At the same time, it went through anMOT test and the resulting Certificate is valid untilthe 29th August 2020.The Targa-topped GTS is often regarded as one of the most beautiful F355s that Ferrari produced, and when combined with amanual gearbox, super colourand a sensible estimate, this is a very attractive proposition.