- Chassis # ZFFXR48A2X0113081
- Desirable Final Production Year Model
- Showing 17,274 Original Miles
- Finished In The Contrasting Color Combination Of Nero Over Bordeaux
- Benefitting From A Recent Major Service By Authorized Ferrari Dealer
- Sale Includes Factory Tools, Books, Manuals, Clean CARFAX, And Available Service Records
The Ferrari F355, at its core, was a heavily revised and improved Ferrari 348. The engineers at Maranello made significant exterior and performance changes to make the F355 both faster and more practical to drive in different kinds of scenarios like low-speed city traffic. The power increase was in part due to the introduction of a 5-valve cylinder head and a 2 mm stroke over the engine in the 348. These two changes combined brought out 375 hp and 268 lb⋅ft (268 lb⋅ft) of torque from the longitudinally mounted 90° V8. The F355 also fixed the notorious transmission issues by installing a coolant heat-exchanger that warmed the gearbox oil quicker than in previous models. The exterior changes came as a result of over 1,300 hours of wind tunnel analysis that showed the need for the car’s rear lip and an underbody fairing to generate more downforce. The F355 was also the last Ferrari to offer the flying buttress quarter-window made famous by the 1965 Dino 206 GT, further contributing to its status as an iconic Ferrari of the 90s.
1995 saw the debut of the F355 Spider which ditched the hard top of the Berlinetta for Ferrari’s first electronically powered soft top. The body lines of the Spider were further honed for 1,800 hours to ensure the Berlinetta’s aerodynamic performance translated over to the convertible version. At first, the car was only available with a 6-speed manual transmission but as the 1997 model year rolled around, Ferrari offered its F1 transmission as an option. The Spider was the second most popular body style for the F355, right behind the Berlinetta.
This particular example, Chassis # ZFFXR48A2X0113081, is a 1999 Ferrari F355 Spider, the model’s last production year. The exterior is finished in Nero Black and is complemented by the Red leather interior. According to our research, this is a two-owner car that was sold new in Florida in July of 1998 before making its way to Pennsylvania in January of 2002. The odometer currently reads just over 17,000 miles but the car itself is in immaculate condition. The body is largely flawless and the interior follows suit, with recently redone buttons and finishes. The most recent owner made sure this F355 was always meticulously serviced and only took it to Algar Ferrari of Philadelphia in the 19 years he has owned the car. The CarFax report shows services being done every 500 to 700 miles or every four to six months on average. Apart from those regular services, this F355 also received four new tires in May of 2021. That same month, it benefited from an engine-out service which included a major timing belt service as well as changing all of the fluids, filters, belts, seals, and gaskets. Another service followed in September of 2021 during which the transmission was recalibrated and reset with new components, All of these visits have left the car prancing like new and rearing to hit the asphalt of your favorite windy mountain road.
Upon purchase, the new owner will receive receipts detailing the numerous service records alongside a second set of keys, the original manual, car cover, tool kit and flat repair kit.
body and paint
While we cannot guarantee original paint, there does not appear to be any evidence of paintwork. The paint is consistent throughout with minimal flaws noted on the front and mirrors in the form of a handful of pencil point-sized chips upon close inspection. The body is straight and free from dings or dents and presents with a deep consistent shine.
glass and trim
The glass shows well and is original to the car. There are one or two minor pencil point-sized chips upon close inspection of the windshield. The trim around the windshield retains its correct finish and is in excellent condition. As these can be one of the items to age on 355’s. The emblem’s, badging, trim, grills, and other components are all well preserved and without issues.
The wheels appear to be well-kept originals showing no flaws or issues including crack/fade free center caps with the exception of the passenger rear which does show some signs of age.
seats and surfaces
355’s typically do not age well unless carefully kept. The interior is excellent in this example, showing no sticky buttons or finishes anywhere having all been recently refinished. The airbag cover is not warped and the dash is not pulling. The leather covering the door panels, center console, parcel shelf area, seats, etc… is all in excellent condition. The interior is nearly concours quality with minor detailing the only items needed to sustain that statement. The head unit is a Ferrari branded head unit, which can be a rare sight in a 355. Perhaps the only real flaw is the top release which shows some minor scratching along with the seatbelt labels which are frayed. The top is excellent as well, showing only minor light scratching on the rear window from use and storage in the down position.
functionality and accessories
Upon testing everything appears to be in correct working order in terms of interior accessory functionality.
engine bay and trunk
The engine bay appears very correct with no issues noted beyond expendable items from service being changed and signs of light use.
The front trunk is complete with all items as delivered including cover, tool kit, tire kit, original books in a pouch, etc… No issues to note.
The underside shows signs of use but is otherwise in excellent condition with minor scrapes here or there from the few times that it did touch the pavement while transitioning in/out of uneven surfaces. Nothing that requires the attention of any kind.
The engine starts easily, runs strong, and shows no signs of any issues benefiting from a recent engine-out service by the Ferrari Dealership.
The transmission benefits from a recent service and needs to be driven and used to bring in smoother operation as everything was recently recalibrated and reset with new components. It can be jumpy at low RPM but functions as intended otherwise.
brakes and suspension
The brakes and suspension work as intended with no issues or unwanted noises noted.
Currently installed are a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport 265/40ZR18’s on all 4-wheels with date codes of 2019 and plenty of tread left.