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Lot 0: Ferrari F355 Spyder

Classic - Collectors and Sports Cars, Barons (28 October 2013)

Capable of 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds, 0-100mph in 10.6 seconds and 185mph, the Pininfarina-styled F355 was an undoubted supercar. Introduced at the May 1994 Geneva Salon, the F355 - available as a either fixed-head Berlinetta or targa-roofed GTS - was the standard bearer for a new generation of more technologically advanced 'small' Ferraris. Based around a robot-welded sheet steel monocoque equipped with all-round independent double-wishbone suspension, ventilated ABS disc brakes and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, it used a new computer-controlled electronic damper system that self-adjusted depending upon the feedback gleaned from various road speed, brake pressure, suspension loading and steering sensors. Further enhanced by a ground-effects undertray, the F355 was revealed to be seven seconds and four seconds a lap faster round Ferrari's Fiorano test track than the 348 and 512TR respectively. Beautifully trimmed, the model's cosseting interior came with leather upholstery, electric windows and air-conditioning as standard. Best of all, 355s are easy to handle, and they love to rev all the way to their incredible 380bhp maximum output at 8250rpm, thanks to the longitudinally mid-mounted quad-cam 3496cc V8 being built to mouthwatering specifications: 11.1:1 compression ratio, F1-style titanium con-rods, forged alloy pistons, three inlet and two exhaust valves per cylinder (40 in total) and Bosch M 2.7 engine management system. Total F355 GTS production reputedly amounted to 2,577 cars. The Giallofly example offered here is a Spider and is said to have been garaged all of its life. It is said to have had 3 owners and to drive very well. The car has been in storage some time and comes with new tyres, full tool kit but does not have a current Mot. The last Mot expired in June 2013. The car is said to have 26,600 miles from new.

Lot Details
Auction Classic - Collectors and Sports Cars
Barons, Esher Hall Sandown Park Exhibition Complex Surrey. UK
TypeCar
Lot Number-
Estimate£27000-£30000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£27000
Year1998
Condition rating2
Registration numberR225 HOO
Mileage-
Chassis numberZFFXR48C000110342
Engine number47674
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors