2023 |Amelia Island Auctions
1998 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina
$180,000 - $240,000| Without Reserve
A True Collector-Grade Example of the F355 Berlinetta
Equipped with Desirable Six-Speed Manual Gearbox and Challenge Grille
Exceedingly Rare Argento Nürburgring over Cuoio Color Combination
Displaying Less than 30,000 Miles when Catalogued; Recent Engine-Out Service
Presented with Owner’s Handbooks, Tool Kit, and CARFAX Vehicle History Report
3,496 CC DOHC V-8 Engine
Bosch Electronic Fuel Injection
375 BHP at 8,250 RPM
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Introduced at the 1994 Geneva Motor Show, the F355 represented the latest development of Ferrari’s mid-engine V-8. With a far greater emphasis on performance, it featured a multitude of upgrades over the outgoing 348. These improvements included a steel monocoque chassis with tubular steel rear subframe, five valve-per-cylinder heads, and optional F1 gearbox.
Delivered new to Michigan in May 1998, the F355 Berlinetta presented here features an ideal enthusiast specification. Finished in the stunning combination of Argento Nürburgring (Nürburgring Silver) over Cuoio leather this Ferrari is equipped with the traditional gated six-speed manual gearbox, Challenge grille, and Sony radio with CD changer. After a four-year stint in Michigan, it relocated to Pennsylvania, where regular servicing was carried out by Algar Ferrari of Philadelphia. By 2017, the F355 was acquired by a collector in Southern California and, in 2022, a major engine-out service was performed at a cost of over $19,000, which included installing new timing belts, rebuilding the water pump, and fitting new Michelin tires. The consignor reports that otherwise the Berlinetta remains in largely original condition and is listed in the online Ferrari 355 Registry.
Accompanied with its owner’s handbooks, tool kit, and recent service records, this low-mileage F355 Berlinetta presents an incredible opportunity to own a collector-grade example in the most desirable specification imaginable.