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1995 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

Sold for £46,688

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: EU-Reg
Chassis No: ZFFPR41B000101962
Mot Expiry: Aug 2016

Capable of 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds, 0-100mph in 10.6 seconds and 185mph, the Pininfarina-styled F355 was an undoubted supercar. Introduced at the May 1994 Geneva Salon, the F355 - available as a either fixed-head Berlinetta or targa-roofed GTS - was the standard bearer for a new generation of more technologically advanced 'small' Ferraris. Based around a robot-welded sheet steel monocoque equipped with all-round independent double-wishbone suspension, ventilated ABS disc brakes and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, it used a new computer-controlled electronic damper system that self-adjusted depending upon the feedback gleaned from various road speed, brake pressure, suspension loading and steering sensors. Further enhanced by a ground-effects undertray, the F355 was revealed to be seven seconds and four seconds a lap faster round Ferrari's Fiorano test track than the 348 and 512TR respectively. Beautifully trimmed, the model's cosseting interior came with leather upholstery, electric windows and air-conditioning as standard. Best of all, 355s are easy to handle, and they love to rev all the way to their incredible 380bhp maximum output at 8250rpm, thanks to the longitudinally mid-mounted quad-cam 3496cc V8 being built to mouth-watering specifications: 11.1:1 compression ratio, F1-style titanium con-rods, forged alloy pistons, three inlet and two exhaust valves per cylinder (40 in total) and Bosch M 2.7 engine management system. Total F355 Berlinetta production reputedly amounted to 5,071 cars.

Finished in Rosso Red with Black leather upholstery, this left-hand drive example left the Maranello factory in 1995 and it's believed to have resided in Italy until the recent arrival on these shores. Currently displaying 91,673 kilometres (approximately 56,962 miles) the Ferrari is offered with owner's handbook, original tool kit and a collection of Italian servicing invoices and registration documents. Having been Nova declared and offered with an MOT certificate into August 2016 this handsome F355 is ready to be registered to its first keeper.

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