1998 Ferrari F355

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1998
  • Mileage 
    26 000 mi / 41 843 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFXR41C000113607
  • Engine number 
    50878
  • Lot number 
    394
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Azzurro California
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

Right-hand driveSingapore-delivered car finished in gorgeousAzzurro California and Blu Scuro leatherDelivered to the original owner on 31/08/1998, imported into the UK on 01/08/1999, being first serviced hereat 5,888 km(odometer subsequently change to MPH by Stratstone Ferrari)Just under 27,000 miles, FSH (documented in its original service book), numerous invoices for maintenance and a great specification including a rear Challenge grill and a Sports exhaustFull cambelt service at 25,808 miles and annual service carried out by Meridian Modena at 26,444 milesLongitudinally mounted, 375bhp, F1 electro-hydraulic, paddle-shiftautomatic, six-speed gearboxA fabulous example of a timeless Pininfarina design classicThe Ferrari F355 is 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 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta and Targa GTS burst onto the world stage in the spring of 1994, with almost exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor the 348, yet it was virtually a new car, as its stunning 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 longitudinally mounted 3496cc V8 produced a stunning 374bhp at a spine-tingling 8250rpm, and the gearbox now had six speeds with a new type of synchromesh making changes so much smoother. New electronically adjustable shock absorbers varied their stiffness within milliseconds to suit the road surface. Around Ferrari's 1.86-mile Fiorano test track, the 355 was two seconds a lap faster than the 12-cylinder 512 TR and that level of performance combined with its sensational shape made it a worldwide success story.The car presented here is a 1998 Ferrari F355 F1 Berlinetta, a right-hand drive example that wassuppliednew to Singapore. Owners in Singapore tend to be car enthusiasts and this example is testament to that and looks stunning in the rarely seen Azzurro California paintwork complementing the Blu Scuro leather.Delivered to the original owner on 31st August 1998, it was soon imported into the UK on the 1st August 1999 and wasfirst serviced hereat 5,888 km(odometer subsequently change to MPH by Stratstone Ferrari). Now showing just under 27,000 miles, the car has a thorough servicing history, documented in its original service book, numerous invoices for maintenance and is further enhanced by a great specification including a rear 'Challenge' grille and a sports exhaust. Reassuringly, it benefited from a full cam-belt service at 25,808 miles and an annual service carried out by Meridian Modena at 26,444 miles.These very usable modern Ferraris are now getting harder to find with such low mileage and,in such a good condition and in a fabulous colour, even more so.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16thand 30thJuly. Please contact Joeon 07779 082707/[email protected] to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.