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Lot 85

2017   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2017

1997 Ferrari F355 Spider

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $77,000

Estimate

$80,000 - $100,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

ZFFXR48A8V0107198

Car Highlights

Striking Nero over Tan Color Combination
Desirably Equipped with 6-speed Manual Gearbox
Stunning Pininfarina Design and a True Modern Classic
Serviced at Ferrari Dealers
Ideal for Exhilarating Open-Top Drives or FCA Events

Technical Specs

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
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Ferrari has always been known for incorporating race-developed technology into its road cars, and the F355 featured Grand-Prix-inspired five-valve cylinder heads, among other technical advances. Normally aspirated and high revving, F355s were highly praised when introduced. A desirable color combination and a manual gearbox distinguish this attractive example.

Completed in October 1996 and finished in black with tan leather interior, this F355 benefits from the driver’s choice of a six-speed gated manual gearbox. It is also fitted with desirable carbon fiber trim in the interior and engine compartment. Sold new in California, this example was purchased by its second owner in 1998, according to its CARFAX Vehicle History Report, which illustrates its maintenance history. The report highlights that the car continued to be serviced at very regular intervals for the next 10 years. In 2002, the Ferrari crossed the country to Florida, with service work being performed at Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale. During 2004, with the F355 displaying around 13,000 miles, service work was transferred to Algar Ferrari of Pennsylvania, one of the oldest Ferrari dealers in the world. According to the CARFAX, the last service was performed in 2008 at approximately 15,500 miles.

The F355 has become recognized as one of Ferrari’s great modern designs. This manual-gearbox example benefits from a fantastic color combination and represents a special opportunity for the modern Ferrari collector.