The Pininfarina designed Ferrari F355, was known internally as Type F129 and built from May 1994 to 1999. An evolution of the Ferrari 348, it would be succeeded by the Ferrari 360. It is powered by a 3.5-liter V-8 that is mounted midship and was available as a two-seat coupe (GTB), convertible (spider) or targa (GTS).
Design emphasis for the F355 was placed on significantly improved performance, as well as drivability across a wider range of speeds and in different environments that included being more user-friendly to the city traveller. Aerodynamic designs for the car included over 1,300 hours of wind tunnel analysis. The car incorporates a “Nolder” profile on the upper portion of the tail with its slight uptick, and a fairing on the underbody generates downforce when the car is being exercised at speed.
The F355 was the last in the series of mid-engined Ferraris with the “Flying Buttress” (concave) rear window, a lineage going back to the 1965 Dino 206 GT, unveiled at the Paris Auto Show.
This example was supplied new to the U.K. via Maranello Sales, Egham in November, 1996. It was specified new in Rosso Corsa and optioned with the 6-speed gated manual gearbox and the now highly desirable carbon backed racing seats wrapped in Nero leather with Rosso Alcantara inserts.
It has been extensively maintained and very well cared for during its life with a total of 20 service stamps present in the book and an A4 binder full of servicing invoices as well as MOT certificates dating back to 1999, confirming the mileage. It has had the belts changed as prescribed (in 2003, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018, and 2022).
This GTB with its open-gated manual gearbox and rare factory racing seats makes for a truly engaging driver’s car and would be a fantastic addition to any collection. Contact us now for more information or to arrange a viewing.