1997 Ferrari F355Spider | Good condition
Year of manufacture3/1997
Mileage57 263 km / 35 582 mi
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourRosso Corsa
Interior brand colourZwart
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Performance280 kW / 381 PS / 376 BHP
Model range: Jul 1995 - Nov 1999
Registration number: RJ-JF-40
Number of cylinders: 8
Engine capacity: 3.496 cc
Drive: Rear wheel drive
Acceleration (0-100 kph): 4,7 s
Top speed: 295 km/h
Wheelbase: 245 cm
Empty weight: 1.490 kg
Carrying capacity: 210 kg
GVW: 1.700 kg
Emission class: Euro 2
Maintenance, history and condition
Service history: Present (serviced by dealer)
Number of owners: 5
Number of keys: 2
Ferrari F355 Spider
The ultimate Ferrari feeling is hard to describe. Is it the color? The design? The sound? It's all this plus a whole lot more. However, we don't know a single model where it all comes together as beautiful as with the Ferrari F355 Spider. This car is everything that a Ferrari has to be. In particular the one from Prins: originally Dutch delivered, perfectly maintained, including a Rosso Corsa bodywork and manual (!) transmission. If you can handle the aluminum gearshift through the classic pattern with as much feeling as Pininfarina put its design on paper, you can count on some sensational driving experience.
A Ferrari F355 is much wanted by car collectors these days. Our Spider went from one private collection to another as well. It explains the stunning condition and limited mileage for a great part. The last owner has had the classic Ferrari Spider for 3 years. Back in 2019 we were given the honor to deliver the F355 Spider after getting it technically in the best possible shape. Now the red gem is back in the old Prins nest and just as perfect as it was 3 years ago.
It’s one of the most impressive masterpieces Pininfarina has ever created. Since the Italian designer has such a great track record, that must be saying something. Basically the Ferrari F355 was a highly evolved 348, but it looks completely different. The design is quite clean. However, the details make a big difference and the proportions are absolutely fabulous. Fabulous enough to brighten up lots of teenage bedrooms in the 90s. The flamboyant styling actually has it all: a sleek profile, elegant curves, an uncompromising character – this car is made for a Rosso Corsa paint treatment! The black soft-top completes the traditional Ferrari recipe. Really, it doesn't get any better than this.
The black Spider top gives you a small preview of how the Ferrari F355 Spider interior is finished: there’s Nero leather all over the place. Furthermore, driver and passenger are surrounded by classic details such as the deep-set, round instruments with chrome rings. Highlight is the beautifully milled shift pattern of the manual transmission. The aluminum gear knob feels cold, but should prevent clammy hands. After all, operating the manual gearbox requires some precision. The wide tunnel console has also been thought through very well: the last thing you want during the hard work behind the wheel is a passenger interfering you while losing yourself in the exhilarating character of the F355 Spider…
Technique & performance
The Ferrari V8 in the back is the purest of its kind too: non-turbo and loving high revs. It’s impossible to compare the sound of the 3.5 liter 8-cylinder to, well, anything actually. Or it has to be Andrea Bocelli reaching the climax of his opera performance. Yet, the Ferrari F355 Spider blows everyone away without using a single musical instrument… As soon as the V8 starts to scream and the gears are switched very smoothly, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is possible within only 4.7 seconds. If you want to enjoy the Italian symphony orchestra for longer, you can go for the top speed of 295 km/h. Please promise us you’ll visit a tunnel or 2 while getting there…?