1997 Ferrari 355 Spider
The F355 Spider debuted in 1995, its Pininfarina-penned lines honed by 1,800 hours in the wind tunnel, resulting in a blend of aerodynamic performance and elegant style. For the first time on a Ferrari, the semi-automatic soft-top was powered electrically.
The longitudinally mounted 3496cc V8 generated a stunning 380 horsepower at a spine-tingling 8,250 rpm. The 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 Ferrari 355 was a huge improvement over its predecessor in every respect and turned out to be a landmark car for the Italian marque. Considered the forerunner of all modern Ferraris, the 355 is a car that is every bit as exciting and beautiful, not to mention fast as any Ferrari should be, but it’s all available in a very accessible and well-mannered package.
The car we offer to market was delivered new to its first owner in July 1997, this fabulous UK supplied right-hand drive, manual, F355 Spider is presented in the desirable colour of Argento silver with Navy interior.
Throughout its life, this car has been carefully maintained showing a fully stamped original owners booklet containing 11 stamps from Ferrari main dealer and leading Ferrari specialists.
Having covered a mere 45,000 miles, and recently fully serviced, this 355 is ready for many more miles of fun with its next owner. The car will be supplied full Ferrari leather book pack containing service books & driver’s manuals.
Ferrari 355s with a manual gearbox are in the minority and notably, the most sought after by purists. This is a wonderful example of a timeless modern classic that is considered by many to be one of Pininfarina’s finest ever designs.
Available for inspection at our London showroom, contact us for more details.