The 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. It had 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 an air flow channel that generated enough down-force to offset any lift.
The 355 GTS is the rarest of the three derivatives, only 434 cars were built for the RHD market. Inheriting the proportions of its predecessor (the 348) the Ferrari F355 was outwardly a much better-resolved proposition, both aesthetically and aerodynamically.
But beneath the smoother skin were further major advancements, including power steering, variable damping, and a 100cc engine enlargement to 3.5 litres, In revised form, the now-375bhp V8 revved out to 8,500rpm and, even more impressively, conjured more bhp per litre than the V12 in the McLaren F1. This was now a 6 speed gearbox with a new type of synchromesh that made it much easier to shift.
Supplied new by Maranello, Egham in January 1997,Finished in Classic Rosso Corsa with Crema with the desirable 6 speed manual box it presents a truly fantastic opportunity to own Ferrari�s final GTS Targa. The car comes with an extensive history folder.
Originally supplied to Mr J Dent of Chigwell, Essex who owned the car from new in 1997 until October 2001 when the car was sold to a Mr D Harold of Bracknell,Berskshire, who continued to maintain the car with Maranello Sales, Ehgam. The following year in December, the car was sold again to Mr Beninoak of Woking kept the car until the late summer in 2005 when the car was again sold remaining with its 4th owner up to 2009. In July of 2009 the car passed to its 5th owner who kept the car for 9 years in his personal collection where it continued to be adored until being offered for sale.
Until 2008 this example was exclusively maintained by Ferrari Main Dealers.
03/04/98, 1,716 Miles Maranello, Egham
26/08/99 - 2,326 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer - Maranello, Egham
10/01/00 - 5,550 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer - Maranello Egham
12/01/01 - 9,392 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer - Maranello Egham
08/10/01 - 18,750 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer - Maranello Egham
02/05/03 - 24,614 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer - Maranello Egham
18/08/04 - 29,352 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer - Maranello Egham
18/12/04 - 30,231 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer - Maranello, Egham
30/08/06 - 33,465 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer - Lancaster Colchester
08/08/07 - 34,683 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer - Lancaster Colchester
14/07/08 - 35,293 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer - Lancaster Colchester
09/06/12 - 39,994 Miles - Ferrari Specialists
16/10/15 - 40,736 Miles - Ferrari Specialists
08/05/18 - 41,621 Miles - Service AMARI (Major Service + Cam Belts)
The MOT History is as follows:
09/01/01 - 9,384 Miles
08/11/02 - 23,463 Miles
27/10/03 - 28,655 Miles
02/11/04 - 30,145 Miles
09/08/05 - 30,814 Miles
30/08/06 - 33,572 Miles
13/08/07 - 34,698 Miles
22/07/09 - 36,138 Miles
10/08/10 - 38,626 Miles
10/08/11 - 39,666 Miles
24/08/12 - 40,221 Miles
06/09/13 - 40,414 Miles
01/10/14 - 40,596 Miles
16/10/15 - 40,736 Miles
20/10/16 - 41,086 Miles
23/10/17 - 41,274 Miles
The car comes complete with the Owner's Pack, Manuals, Documents, History, MOTs, 2 Keys, Car Cover and Tool Roll.
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