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Lot 257 - 1996 Ferrari 355 Berlinetta        

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€46,125

Auction Classic Days at Schloss Dyck August 2017
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Lot Number 257
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number ZFFXR41JPN114864
Year 1996
Make Ferrari
Model 355 Berlinetta

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Description

Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1994, the Ferrari F355 Berlinetta was styled by Pininfarina and would be the successor to the ageing 348. It brought about a number of technological improvements that made it one of the best performing Ferraris of all time. The main features were the power steering and the electronically controlled variable damping; the damping made all the difference, as it could make the car totally comfortable whilst cruising, but it could also instantly stiffen up as the driver pushed the car harder. All in all, the 355 was far more forgiving and drivable than the 348, making for a much more enjoyable experience overall.

The 355 nomenclature signified a new 3.5-litre engine with five valves per cylinder, which meant more performance in a lighter package, resulting in much higher revving than its predecessor. In its time, this engine was state of the art and featured a new engine management system and a larger, more sophisticated exhaust system, which meant drastically improved performance. Top speed was 183 mph and 0–60 mph was an impressive 4.7 seconds, whilst a 0–100 mph run took just 10.7 seconds. This engine produced what is considered by many to be the best Ferrari V-8 sound of all time.

This Ferrari F355 comes to us from an important collection and presents itself in superb condition throughout. Being equipped with the desirable F1 gearbox and ABS the car is accident free, has a new TÜV to 2019 and the total mileage stands at a modest 51,000.

This car is sensibly reserved and so offers an opportunity to buy a prestigious sports car, indeed a Ferrari.

 


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