1998 Ferrari F355 Spyder
1998 Ferrari F355 Spyder
The Ferrari F355 (Type F129) is a sports car manufactured by Italian car manufacturer Ferrari produced from May 1994 to 1999. The car is a heavily revised Ferrari 348 with notable exterior and performance changes. Design emphasis for the F355 was placed on significantly improved performance, as well as drivability across a wider range of speeds and in different environments (such as low-speed city traffic.)
The F355 Spider, which debuted in 1995, with its Pininfarina-penned lines honed by 1,800 hours in the wind tunnel, resulted in a blend of elegant style and aerodynamic performance. For the first time on a Ferrari automobile, the semi-automatic soft-top was powered electronically. Initially, the Spider was offered with the 6-speed manual transmission. Here for consignment we have a fourth-year model.
Nero Black drapes the beautifully designed exterior aerodynamic panels of this exotic car. From its slippery hidden headlight front, back to its windswept windscreen to the engine venting on the rear quarters to the iconic round taillights that just say Ferrari, this car presents beautifully. The black canvas convertible top is in minty condition and raises and lowers with little effort. Yellow prancing horse, the icon of the Italian Escuderia hand built supercar, adorns the car. Also noted is the challenge package, which includes an open grille for enhanced oil cooling, and brake cooling.
A mixture of fine hand stitched leathers, and awesome technology make up the cockpit where we see electronic controls for windows, top, mirrors, temperature, door locks, and exterior lighting. A chromed grated shift pattern and ball on lever sits within ergonomic reach of the pilot. An AM/FM/CD player and various gauges to keep track of the essentials are laid out in front of the driver. 2 Tan Connelly Leather covered buckets grab driver and passenger, and keep them safe at high speeds, while all the while minding comfort. Black carpet, like new covers the floors.
A mid engined 3.5 Liter 5V fuel injected V8 is midway mounted into the car for weight balance, and attach a 6 speed manual transmission, and you are ready to make some noise, that is found recognizably melodious to only those who are a Ferrari aficionado. Bosch Motronic M 5.2 EFI feeds the mill and does a fine job of it.
As expected for a 1998 model car, slight patina and wear, but mostly covered in smooth metal for aerodynamic downforce and ground effects. Independent suspension, and disc brakes are all around. Otherwise its smooth ground effects covering every corner underneath.
Out test track is certainly not the equivalent to a lap around Monza or Imola, but this car still handled it well. Wonderful acceleration, rail-like handling, and super fast braking can unnerve even the most experienced of passengers when they think you will not make that turn! This all mixed in with the sound of a high revving Ferrari engine that no other car can duplicate. All is well with this Italian. BELLISSIMO!!
For an individual who has a perchance to get into an exotic car, and experience some of its technical aspects it has to offer, as well as the power of a hand built engine, and wants to surround yourself with some luxury, this is a great entry level car in very nice condition. Extensive service records are neatly bound for the history of this car… And it is a convertible, albeit a fast one. VELOCE!!!
X-F355 Series F129C
R-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
A-LHD North America
0-Maranello, Italy Assy Plant
110754-Sequential Unit Number
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