1997 Ferrari F355

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1997
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFXR48C000108183
  • Engine number 
    45499
  • Lot number 
    16590
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Performance 
    233 PS / 172 kW / 230 BHP

Description

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, manual gearbox car. First registered on 20/03/1997
  • Attractively finished in Tour de France Blue with a Tan (Cuoio) leather interior
  • 27,588 miles with a comprehensive service history (Ferrari and specialists)
  • Booked in for an oil service, cam belts and a fresh MOT immediately prior to our sale in late July
  • Accompanied by its original leather wallet with the manuals and MOT Certificates going back to 2000

The 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 delightful example is a right-hand drive, UK-supplied. manual gearbox car that was first registered here on 20/03/1997 and is finished in Tour de France Blue with a Tan (Cuoio)leather interior. The current mileage is 27,588 and the car is booked in for an oil service, cam belts and a fresh MOT immediately prior to our sale in late July. It's accompanied by its original leather wallet with the manuals and MOT Certificates going back to 2000.

The service history is as follows;

23/12/98    4,929 miles     Mortimer, Houghton and Turner Ferrari. Service

04/02/00     7,725 miles     Mortimer, Houghton and Turner Ferrari Service and Belts

08/02/01    11,702 miles     Mortimer, Houghton and Turner Ferrari. Service