1998 Ferrari F355

GTB F1

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1998
  • Mileage 
    16 604 mi / 26 722 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFXR41A3W0112742
  • Lot number 
    9
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
    ESP
    Yes
    Immobilizer
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Rosso Corsa
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior brand colour 
    Tan
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Thoroughly serviced 16,600 mile Ferrari 355

An excellent final model year example of one of Ferraris most enjoyable mid engined sports cars. This V8 powered Italian beauty has the most extensive service history we've seen accompanying a 355, it's original books, tools and a clean Carfax.

This Car’s Past

The lucky first owner of this 355 FI1 Berlinetta took delivery on 7/7/97 in Houston Texas. The car remained in Texas until 2008 when it moved to California. It next appears in 2010, when it was offered for sale in California by Lamborghini guru Gary Bobileff; described as “1998 Ferrari 355 Berlinetta F1# ZFFXR41A3W0112742 Red with tan leather interior, clean car inside and out, 2 owner, Books, Tools and Records. 11,300 miles.” It appears that the car remained in California until 2015 when it was purchased by it's current owner, an avid Ferrari driver, collector and enthusiast with an eye for special cars.

History of The Model

Unveiled at the 1994 Geneva Motor Show, the F355 Berlinetta quickly became the benchmark in its class. The increased power of the new 5-valve per cylinder V8 was complemented by a truly exceptional chassis and an efficient, electronically controlled suspension. This synergy produced a car that delivered breathtaking handling and performance along with the kind of timeless, elegant Pininfarina lines enthusiasts had come to expect.
The F355 was a masterful piece of engineering as its 109 hp per litre specific power output attests. The car’s 3496 cc engine punched out 380 hp by adopting a new five-valve cylinder head. It's blistering performance figures were the result of aerodynamic honing that focused specifically on the underbody.

Significant service notes

4/26/2005 / 9,362 miles / $11,678.93 / Ferrari of Houston / Timing Belt Service, Rebuild Water Pump, Replace LH Radiator
06/01/2012 / 13,048 miles / $3,981.87 / Steve Maxwell Exotic Car Service / Timing Belt, Cam Belt, Water Pump Belt, Water Bearing Shaft, Cam & Seal Rings, Coolant, Oil, Brake Fluid, Rebuilt Water pump, Remove Valve Cover& Replace all Cam Gaskets & Seals, 1-4 Intake Cam new belts,seals, o-ring and set cam timing.
09/14/2015 / 16,575 miles / Competizione & Sports Cars / New F1 Clutch, Clutch bearing, Swain Tech white coating on new Fabspeed 5.2 Headers, Deka Battery, Stage 3 detail, R/R 2 wheels, hood struts, install sticky no more, new ECU.

Market Trend

355's are being discovered by a new generation of buyer and values have been appreciating in recent years. Their raw drivability married to modern advances in conveniences like air conditioning, make them attractive to collectors and enthusiasts.

Summary

There aren't many cars in the $100k price range that can bring a smile to your face as quickly and as often as a 355 coupe. This is a great Ferrari to drive that still retains a raw feel and screaming engine. When purchasing a 355, there's one thing you want to see and that's a regular and comprehensive service history. This car has that and then some.