A rarity in its own right, being one of just 352 UK RHD cars to be fitted with the more desirable six-speed manual gearbox, this increasingly collectable 2000 Ferrari 360 Modena was first owned by none other than World Sportscar Champion, Le Mans 24-hour winner and ex-F1 driver, Martin Brundle.
The supercar is for sale with H&H Classics at the Imperial War Museum Duxford on May 26th for an estimate of £55,000 to £65,000.
Finished in striking Argento Nurburgring with contrasting Bordeaux leather upholstery and first road registered as ’99 MB’, the Ferrari has always been well looked after. Accompanying paperwork shows that it changed hands several times and was maintained at 7,276, 12,565, 17,569, 18,180, 19,140, 20,022 23,038, 25,023, 28,099, 28,690 and 28,869 miles before entering the current ownership in October 2013. Since then, the 360 Modena has been treated to a service at 30,996, cambelt belt change at 31,986, new brake discs and pads all round at 33,302 plus another cambelt change at 34,065 miles. The latter was carried out by marque specialist Migliore Cars Ltd during May 2020. Infrequently used during lockdown, the Berlinetta has been kept in a heated garage. Starting readily and performing well during a recent test drive, the Ferrari’s appearance is a credit to the seller who has amassed numerous concours awards during his time as a collector. The personalised number plate shown in the photos ‘916 PJO’ is being retained. Able to deploy more of its performance more of the time than a contemporary F8 Tributo, this gorgeous, manual 360 Modena is offered for sale with book pack (confirming Mr Brundle’s ownership), MOT certificate valid until September 2021 and tool kit.
‘The 360 is a devastating road car. It does everything you’d hope a Ferrari would but with such polish, precision and ease that you don’t have to think twice about unleashing all its performance. There is perhaps no other car yet made that combines so much raw emotion with so much technical finesse (Evo magazine, June 1999)’
Introduced at the 1999 Geneva Salon, the 360 Modena was notable as the first Ferrari to feature an all-aluminium spaceframe chassis. Developed in conjunction with Alcoa, the structure was forty percent stiffer and twenty-eight percent lighter than that of the preceding F355. The newcomer also boasted a fourfold increase in downforce thanks to careful underbody sculpting and two huge rear venturi tunnels. Enlarged to 3.6 litres, its high-revving, flat plane crankshaft, five valves per cylinder V8 engine developed a quoted 394bhp and 275lbft of torque. Allied to either six-speed manual or electrohydraulic-actuated ‘F1’ automated six-speed transmission, it enabled the 360 Modena to sprint from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and onto 183mph. ASR traction control and electronically controlled dampers complemented the all-round independent double-wishbone suspension, vented disc brakes and power steering giving the two-seater poise and precision aplenty. Rarer than its successors, just 8,800 Ferrari 360 Modenas were made of which just 352 were supplied new to the UK in right-hand drive with six-speed manual gearboxes.
Damian Jones, Head of Sales for H&H Classics says "We are delighted to offer this lovely Ferrari which was Martin Brundle's personal car, giving the new owner a car linked to some of the greatest names in motor racing."
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