The F355 Spider was introduced to the public in 1995, a year after the Berlinetta and GTS versions made their debut at the 1994 Geneva Motor Show. Notably, it was the first convertible Ferrari to feature a power-operated soft top that lowered at the press of a button. Its rigid, semi-monocoque steel chassis with variable-section, tubular front and rear sub-frames ensured that the open-topped F355 retained much of the performance of its hardtop sibling. Also playing a key part was the same mid-mounted, Formula 1-derived 3.5-liter V-8 engine found in its coupe and targa counterparts. With a newly designed cylinder head featuring five valves per cylinder and Bosch Motronic fuel injection, it was rated to produce 380 horsepower and would accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.
This particular F355 Spider was originally delivered to the United Kingdom via Maranello Concessionaires in January, 1996. It is finished in Rosso Corsa over Crema and was specified with a black canvas roof and the desirable six-speed manual gearbox.
The car sits today showing just over 18,000 miles from new and has been with its current owner since 2016. It has been very well cared for over the years and has been serviced regularly by a combination of main dealer agents and specialists, most recently in July, 2023 where HR Owen Ferrari London carried out an annual service and cambelt change and fitted four new tyres.
The car maintains its original service booklet and user handbooks as well as a history file containing various servicing invoices as well as MOT certificates dating back to 2001, documenting and confirming its low mileage.
F355s are beloved by many for their looks and performance and are one of the most popular models of the Montezemolo. With the desirable open-gated manual gearbox and open-top Spider configuration, this car would be a wonderful companion on those Sunday morning drives and would make a great addition to any collection. Contact us now for more information or to arrange a viewing.