This F355 comes with just 47k km, a superbly preserved Rosso Corsa painted body over Black leather interior and a 6-speed manual transmission. It’s a coupé, also known as the “Berlinetta” version, and that can only help things out. How could you not fall in love with this mechanical marvel?
The F355 was meant to fill the gap between old and new: from classic and small V8s to recent 200mph supercars, all it takes is this last hand-built Ferrari, but also the first to feature real modern technology. Built to replace the Ferrari 348, the F355 was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1994, available exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox, in Berlinetta (GTB or coupè) or GTS (with the targa roof), with a full convertible coming the year after.
Developed from its 1989 F1 experience, Ferrari’s first attempt at a single-clutch automated transmission was introduced in 1997 with the F355 F1 and its automated F1 gearbox. Beneath the hood you can find the F129B V8 engine, remastered adopting five-valve-per-cylinder heads and titanium rods, which resulted in 3.5-litre, a whopping 8500 rpm, over 380 hp and a reportedly the highest specific hp per litre of any naturally aspirated engine on sale, included the legendary McLaren F1!
This car’s equipment includes: pop-up headlights, automatic climate control, powered windows, integrated fog lights and quad ‘Tubi Style’ exhaust outlets.
The Pininfarina designed-body left the factory finished in Rosso Corsa and features an integrated rear spoiler, side air intakes, and perfectly preserved C-pillars which frame the slotted engine cover, which is typical in Ferrari’s V8s of the time.
The paintwork appears to be in perfect condition, besides a minor exfoliation on the left door’s sill, as pictured in the gallery. The silver-finished 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels wear their original Ferrari centre caps and are coupled with Yokohama AdvanSport tires, 225/40ZR18 for the front and 265/40ZR18 for the rear. The seller reports that the brake discs were replaced in favour of cross-drilled ones and that the callipers were painted red; nevertheless, the purchase will include its stock discs and a respray to the callipers.
Internally, the cabin is upholstered in black leather, including a matching centre console, dashboard and door panels, some of which are still wrapped in stock plastic covers! The leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel (with no airbag) frames a 320 km/h speedometer, a 10-rpm tachometer and gauges for oil pressure and coolant temperature, which are reported to be working perfectly. The six-digit mechanical odometer indicates 47,209 km.
As the car belongs to one the most famous Maranello’s workshops, the car is reported to be working like new, with all services having been carried out on scheduled time, as shown in the attached documentation.
The actual owner, who purchased this stunning F355 GTB when new in 1995, is now offering it for auction with its complete manufacturer’s literature, service records, Ferrari’s leather briefcase and two keys.