• Year of manufacture 
    1997
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFXR48C000109656
  • Engine number 
    47161
  • Lot number 
    18124
  • Reference number 
    REC11374-1
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Performance 
    233 PS / 172 kW / 230 BHP

Description

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 15th August 1997 and is finished in Giallo Fly (yellow) with a Nero (black) leather interior. The current mileage is only 34,974, supported by an excellent service/maintenance history, with our vendor alone (since 2018) spending £24,600, always ensuring it has had annual servicing (including belts), maintaining its splendid condition. Indeed, it has just had a full service and an MOT ready for sale. The car was expertly repainted (in Giallo Fly, its original colour) in 2017 and is accompanied by lots of invoices.

The registration numbers 'ELL501T' & 'P1OPK' will not accompany the car.