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Coachwork by Pininfarina
As the turning point in the modern evolution of Maranello’s mid-engine cars, the 355 featured dynamic styling from Pininfarina and advanced technologies developed in Formula 1. In 1997, the model became available with an F1-derived paddle-shift gearbox, making it one of the first supercars to be so equipped. Extremely popular and well regarded when new, the 355-series Ferraris enjoyed unprecedented sales and paved the way for forthcoming mid-engine models such as the 360 Modena, the F430, and the 458 Italia.
This mildly used and beautifully maintained GTS was completed in May 1999, making it one of the later examples to roll off the factory floor. According to factory records, this 355 was optioned with red brake calipers, a six-CD changer, a Challenge-style rear grille, Scuderia Ferrari shields, and a color-matched removable roof section. It also was equipped with a paddle-shift gearbox and finished in Argento Nürburgring with a black interior.
Maintained for 16 years by a succession of four Southern California-based owners, the GTS was routinely serviced at Ferrari of San Diego, as indicated by invoices in the car’s file. In August 2014, the clutch was replaced, and in February 2016 a service was performed, with a timing belt change and installation of new Bridgestone Potenza tires. With just 13,500 miles, this outstanding Ferrari can be enjoyed for its exhilarating performance or pampered with the expectation it will evolve into a premium Maranello collectible.