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01428 606616

Ferrari : 355 GTS -One of 169 cars

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Price: £89,990

  • 1998
  • (31,900 Miles)
  • Red
  • Cream hide with dark red carpets.
  • 6 Speed Manual
  • V-8 3.5 litre Five valves per cylinder
  • 180 mph
  • 380 BHP@8,200 rpm
  • L.4250mm W.1900mm

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Vehicle Highlights
Colour coded removable roof panel, stainless steel sports exhaust, Challenge rear grille.One of just 169 GTS's in this colour combination from the 360 manual 355 GTS's ORIGINALLY officially imported.
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Vehicle Description

Production started on Thursday 29th January 1998 and completed one week later on Thursday 5th February 1998.The Certificate of Conformity, an essential piece of paperwork should the car be exported, was issued on the 10th February 1998.Delivered by truck to the UK and supplied via Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, to the then Ferrari main dealers in Dorset, Westover Sports Cars –formerly Emblem Sports Cars/Nigel Mansell Sports Cars- were it was first registered, R386 MLJ, by my colleague James Steventon of Westover Sports Cars, to Mr J M of Dorset, on the 1st April 1998.The then (1st March 1997) list price was £99,457.88 plus delivery, number plates and road tax. Additionally a six disc CD player at £705 was optioned from the factory. The car is one of 360 manual 355 GTS's officially imported and one of just 169 in this colour combination.

It was next registered to P T of Hampshire on the 6th July 1999 with some 2,101 recorded miles who re registered the car 27 TD. Mr A S of London bought and registered the car, on the 10th December 1999 with 5,312 recorded miles. A, or T as I know him, kept the car until April 2000 when he was persuaded sell it to Mr A S of Leeds with 5,856 recorded miles, re registering the car 58 TS. (T S went on to buy another 1999 355 GTS which he sold via myself, only to buy it back off the customer I sold it to. At the time of writing he still has it).

Next purchased then by Dr A S of Buckinghamshire, and registered to him on the 1st July 2003.

Mr G D of Surrey bought the car from Maranello Sales-Graypaul appear to have “traded” the car to Maranello Sales on the 8th May 2004 - at Egham, on the 21st July 2004 with 18,655 recorded miles. Mr D re-registered the car GJD 253.

Purchased by Ferrari agents, Graypaul Motors, Nottingham, on the 18th December 2004 with 18,400 miles who sold the car to the next owner Mr A F of Nottinghamshire, on the 3rd February 2005, with a 18,698 recorded miles

The new owner Mr P of Hertfordshire bought the car once again from Graypaul, on the 23rd January 2006, with 20,434 recorded miles, to replace his show winning Ferrari 348 TS. Whilst P has owned the car it never got wet! He detailed the car and maintained with Zymol Destiny carnauba wax-£480 a pot-. P used the car sparingly covering some 4,500 miles in just over two years. P’s passion for Ferrari continued with a 360, with which he went on to win his class at the Ferrari owners club concours. I sent a covered truck to collect it, and put it straight into the showroom, were it was purchased by, Mr M J of Surrey, from myself and Rardley Motors, on the 5th April 2008 with 23,940 recorded miles.

The penultimate owner, Mr P G from Hampshire bought the car in March 2014 with 29,094 miles from Marcus in a deal brokered by myself.

I supplied the car to the last owners, a couple-a doctor and pilot, from Avon who bought the car following an annual service by ourselves on the 14th March 2015 with 30,338 miles.

The car benefits from being with fitted with the later Bosch Motronic 5.7 electronic/ignition system, as well as dual air bags. Being the later model it also has the “glove “box between the seats on the rear firewall. Additionally it has a body coloured removable roof panel, stainless steel sports exhaust system and a Challenge rear grille.

The car is complete as new with factory original service book- with 14 main dealer and recognised specialist dealer stamps and 12 past MOT's-,handbook, wallet and tools. The removable roof panel cover and its storage bag are also still with the car. For additional peace of mind and security, it also still has all three immobilisers including the Red master and both keys, as supplied when new.

History:
Along the lines of the earlier Targa top, this open version of the F355 had a hard top that could be stowed away behind the seats. The F355 GTS featured a stress-bearing semi-monocoque steel chassis with variable-section, tubular front and rear sub-frames and electronically controlled suspension. The V8 engine produced a specific power of 109 bhp per litre and, mated to a close-ratio 6-speed gearbox, ensured performance.
The design of every new Ferrari model is, by definition, heavily influenced by the Marque’s culture and experience combined with innovations developed as a result of both active experimentation and research. The result is a melding of style and engineering that delivers superb performance across the board. In the case of the Pininfarina-designed F355 GTS, the fusion of familiar elements with more powerfully innovative ones resulted in a truly unprecedented car that guaranteed the same signature Ferrari emotions as ever.


The Structure
The F355 GTS was a masterful piece of engineering as its 109 hp/litre specific power output attests. The latter value and its impressive torque were achieved by adopting a new five-valve cylinder head. The car’s 3496 cc engine punched out 380 hp. Its blistering performance figures were the result of aerodynamic honing that focused specifically on the underbody.
The two-seater targa-topped F355 GTS had an aluminium and steel body. Its styling was moulded around an aerodynamically severe design that included a full-body undertray designed to equalise downforce (Cl) between the two axles. The cabin was designed with both safety and driving pleasure in mind. The seats and trim were Connolly leather. Composite racing seats were also available to order. The chassis was a steel monocoque with a tubular steel rear sub-frame for the engine-suspension assembly. Both front and rear suspension used independent unequal-length wishbones and coil springs over gas-filled telescopic electronic dampers with two settings. The car also has anti-roll bars.
The steering was rack and pinion with power-assist, and optional mechanical gear. The brakes had self-venting discs and excludable ABS ATE. The 18” wheel rims were magnesium.
The Engine
The mid-rear 3496 cc 90° V8 was longitudinally mounted and punched out 380 hp, giving it a specific power output of 109 hp/l. Distribution was by means of twin overhead cams with five valves per cylinder. The con rods were titanium, while the control unit was the Bosch M5.2. Dry sump lubrication and a six-speed plus reverse mechanical gearbox completed the picture along with a dry single-plate clutch.
Production started on Thursday 29th January 1998 and completed one week later on Thursday 5th February 1998.The Certificate of Conformity and essential piece of paperwork should the car be exported, was issued on the 10th February 1998.Delivered by truck to the UK and supplied via Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, to the then Ferrari main dealers in Dorset, Westover Sports Cars –formerly Emblem Sports Cars/Nigel Mansell Sports Cars- were it was first registered, R386 MLJ, by my colleague James Steventon of Westover Sports Cars, to Mr John Morgan, of Dorset, on the 1st April 1998.The then (1st March 1997) list price was £99,457.88 plus delivery, number plates and road tax. Additionally a six disc CD player at £705 was optioned from the factory. The car is one of 360 manual 355 GTS's officially imported and one of just 169 in this colour combination.

It was next registered to Pure Telecom of Hampshire on the 6th July 1999 with some 2,101 recorded miles who re registered the car 27 TD. Mr Antoine Sud of London bought and registered the car, on the 10th December 1999 with 5,312 recorded miles. Antoine, or Tony as I know him,. Tony kept the car until April 2000 when he was persuaded sell it to Mr Anthony Stanton of Leeds with 5,856 recorded miles, re registering the car 58 TS. (Tony Sud went on to buy another 1999 355 GTS which he sold via myself, only to buy it back off the customer I sold it to. At the time of writing he still has it).

Next purchased then by Dr Anthony Skinner of Buckinghamshire, and registered to him on the 1st July 2003.

.Mr Graham Davison of Surrey bought the car from Maranello Sales-Graypaul appear to have “traded” the car to Maranello Sales on the 8th May 2004 - at Egham, on the 21st July 2004 with 18,655 recorded miles. Mr Davison re registered the car GJD 253.

Purchased by Ferrari agents, Graypaul Motors, Nottingham, on the 18th December 2004 with 18,400 miles who sold the car to the next owner Mr Andrew Fitch of Nottinghamshire, on the 3rd February 2005, with a 18,698 recorded miles

The new owner Mr Panayiotis or Peter, Timotheou of Hertfordshire bought the car once again from Graypaul, on the 23rd January 2006, with 20,434 recorded miles, to replace his show winning Ferrari 348 TS. Whilst Peter has owned the car it never got wet! He detailed the car and maintained with Zymol Destiny carnauba wax-£480 a pot-. Peter used the car sparingly covering some 4,500 miles in just over two years. Peter’s passion for Ferrari continued with a 360, with which he went on to win his class at the Ferrari owners club concours. I sent a covered truck to collect it, and put it straight into the showroom, were it was purchased by, Mr Marcus Jackson of Surrey, from myself and Rardley Motors, on the 5th April 2008 with 23,940 recorded miles.

The penultimate owner, Mr Paul Garstin from Hampshire bought the car in March 2014 with 29,094 miles from Marcus in a deal brokered by myself.

I supplied the car to the last owners, a couple-a doctor and pilot, from Avon who bought the car following an annual service by ourselves on the 14th March 2015 with 30,338 miles.

The car benefits from being with fitted with the later Bosch Motronic 5.7 electronic/ignition system, as well as dual air bags. Being the later model it also has the “glove “box between the seats on the rear firewall. Additionally it has a body coloured removable roof panel, stainless steel sports exhaust system and a Challenge rear grille.

Servicing has been carried out as follows;
Annual service 07-07-99 Westover Sports Cars 2,101 miles
6,250 mile service 18-04-00 Stratstone 5,863 miles
Annual service 03-01-02 JCT 600 Brooklands 7,793 miles
Annual service 28-06-04 Maranello Sales 17,302 miles*
18,750 mile service 21-07-04 Maranello Sales (?) 18,655 miles
Annual service 02-11-05 Graypaul 20,406 miles
Annual service 03-05-07 Terry Keys 22,934 miles**
Annual service 05-04-08 Rardley 23,940 miles
Annual service 23-03-09 Rardley 26,580 miles
Annual service 12-07-10 Rardley 27,637 miles*
Annual service 27-04-12 Rardley 28,387 miles
Annual service 18-04-13 Rardley 28,735 miles*
Annual service 14-03-15 Rardley 30,338 miles
Annual service 21-04-16 Carrs 31,480 miles *
* included cam belts
** included cam belts, new clutch and new brake discs/pads all round
MOT’s
17-06-04 17,323 miles
03-02-05 18,696 miles
16-01-06 20,434 miles
30-03-07 22,790 miles
10-03-08 23,928 miles
23-03-09 26,585 miles
29-04-10 27,419 miles
09-04-11 28,046 miles
23-04-12 28,382 miles
04-05-13 28,766 miles
07-02-15 30,354 miles
14-04-16 31,473 miles


The car is complete as new with factory original service book- with 14 main dealer and recognised specialist dealer stamps and 12 past MOT's- ,handbook, wallet and tools. The removable roof panel cover and its storage bag are also still with the car. For additional peace of mind and security, it also still has all three immobilisers including the Red master and both keys, as supplied when new.

History: Along the lines of the earlier Targa top, this open version of the F355 had a hard top that could be stowed away behind the seats. The F355 GTS featured a stress-bearing semi-monocoque steel chassis with variable-section, tubular front and rear sub-frames and electronically controlled suspension. The V8 engine produced a specific power of 109 bhp per litre and, mated to a close-ratio 6-speed gearbox, ensured performance.
The design of every new Ferrari model is, by definition, heavily influenced by the Marque’s culture and experience combined with innovations developed as a result of both active experimentation and research. The result is a melding of style and engineering that delivers superb performance across the board. In the case of the Pininfarina-designed F355 GTS, the fusion of familiar elements with more powerfully innovative ones resulted in a truly unprecedented car that guaranteed the same signature Ferrari emotions as ever.


The Structure
The F355 GTS was a masterful piece of engineering as its 109 hp/litre specific power output attests. The latter value and its impressive torque were achieved by adopting a new five-valve cylinder head. The car’s 3496 cc engine punched out 380 hp. Its blistering performance figures were the result of aerodynamic honing that focused specifically on the underbody.
The two-seater targa-topped F355 GTS had an aluminium and steel body. Its styling was moulded around an aerodynamically severe design that included a full-body undertray designed to equalise downforce (Cl) between the two axles. The cabin was designed with both safety and driving pleasure in mind. The seats and trim were Connolly leather. Composite racing seats were also available to order. The chassis was a steel monocoque with a tubular steel rear sub-frame for the engine-suspension assembly. Both front and rear suspension used independent unequal-length wishbones and coil springs over gas-filled telescopic electronic dampers with two settings. The car also has anti-roll bars.
The steering was rack and pinion with power-assist, and optional mechanical gear. The brakes had self-venting discs and excludable ABS ATE. The 18” wheel rims were magnesium.
The Engine
The mid-rear 3496 cc 90° V8 was longitudinally mounted and punched out 380 hp, giving it a specific power output of 109 hp/l. Distribution was by means of twin overhead cams with five valves per cylinder. The con rods were titanium, while the control unit was the Bosch M5.2. Dry sump lubrication and a six-speed plus reverse mechanical gearbox completed the picture along with a dry single-plate clutch.
Production started on Thursday 29th January 1998 and completed one week later on Thursday 5th February 1998.The Certificate of Conformity and essential piece of paperwork should the car be exported, was issued on the 10th February 1998.Delivered by truck to the UK and supplied via Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, to the then Ferrari main dealers in Dorset, Westover Sports Cars –formerly Emblem Sports Cars/Nigel Mansell Sports Cars- were it was first registered, R386 MLJ, by my colleague James Steventon of Westover Sports Cars, to Mr John Morgan, of Dorset, on the 1st April 1998.The then (1st March 1997) list price was £99,457.88 plus delivery, number plates and road tax. Additionally a six disc CD player at £705 was optioned from the factory. The car is one of 360 manual 355 GTS's officially imported and one of just 169 in this colour combination.

It was next registered to Pure Telecom of Hampshire on the 6th July 1999 with some 2,101 recorded miles who re registered the car 27 TD. Mr Antoine Sud of London bought and registered the car, on the 10th December 1999 with 5,312 recorded miles. Antoine, or Tony as I know him,. Tony kept the car until April 2000 when he was persuaded sell it to Mr Anthony Stanton of Leeds with 5,856 recorded miles, re registering the car 58 TS. (Tony Sud went on to buy another 1999 355 GTS which he sold via myself, only to buy it back off the customer I sold it to. At the time of writing he still has it).

Next purchased then by Dr Anthony Skinner of Buckinghamshire, and registered to him on the 1st July 2003.

.Mr Graham Davison of Surrey bought the car from Maranello Sales-Graypaul appear to have “traded” the car to Maranello Sales on the 8th May 2004 - at Egham, on the 21st July 2004 with 18,655 recorded miles. Mr Davison re registered the car GJD 253.

Purchased by Ferrari agents, Graypaul Motors, Nottingham, on the 18th December 2004 with 18,400 miles who sold the car to the next owner Mr Andrew Fitch of Nottinghamshire, on the 3rd February 2005, with a 18,698 recorded miles

The new owner Mr Panayiotis or Peter, Timotheou of Hertfordshire bought the car once again from Graypaul, on the 23rd January 2006, with 20,434 recorded miles, to replace his show winning Ferrari 348 TS. Whilst Peter has owned the car it never got wet! He detailed the car and maintained with Zymol Destiny carnauba wax-£480 a pot-. Peter used the car sparingly covering some 4,500 miles in just over two years. Peter’s passion for Ferrari continued with a 360, with which he went on to win his class at the Ferrari owners club concours. I sent a covered truck to collect it, and put it straight into the showroom, were it was purchased by, Mr Marcus Jackson of Surrey, from myself and Rardley Motors, on the 5th April 2008 with 23,940 recorded miles.

The penultimate owner, Mr Paul Garstin from Hampshire bought the car in March 2014 with 29,094 miles from Marcus in a deal brokered by myself.

I supplied the car to the last owners, a couple-a doctor and pilot, from Avon who bought the car following an annual service by ourselves on the 14th March 2015 with 30,338 miles.

The car benefits from being with fitted with the later Bosch Motronic 5.7 electronic/ignition system, as well as dual air bags. Being the later model it also has the “glove “box between the seats on the rear firewall. Additionally it has a body coloured removable roof panel, stainless steel sports exhaust system and a Challenge rear grille.

Servicing has been carried out as follows;
Annual service 07-07-99 Westover Sports Cars 2,101 miles
6,250 mile service 18-04-00 Stratstone 5,863 miles
Annual service 03-01-02 JCT 600 Brooklands 7,793 miles
Annual service 28-06-04 Maranello Sales 17,302 miles*
18,750 mile service 21-07-04 Maranello Sales (?) 18,655 miles
Annual service 02-11-05 Graypaul 20,406 miles
Annual service 03-05-07 Terry Keys 22,934 miles**
Annual service 05-04-08 Rardley 23,940 miles
Annual service 23-03-09 Rardley 26,580 miles
Annual service 12-07-10 Rardley 27,637 miles*
Annual service 27-04-12 Rardley 28,387 miles
Annual service 18-04-13 Rardley 28,735 miles*
Annual service 14-03-15 Rardley 30,338 miles
Annual service 21-04-16 Carrs 31,480 miles *
* included cam belts
** included cam belts, new clutch and new brake discs/pads all round
MOT’s
17-06-04 17,323 miles
03-02-05 18,696 miles
16-01-06 20,434 miles
30-03-07 22,790 miles
10-03-08 23,928 miles
23-03-09 26,585 miles
29-04-10 27,419 miles
09-04-11 28,046 miles
23-04-12 28,382 miles
04-05-13 28,766 miles
07-02-15 30,354 miles
14-04-16 31,473 miles


The car is complete as new with factory original service book- with 14 main dealer and recognised specialist dealer stamps and 12 past MOT's- ,handbook, wallet and tools. The removable roof panel cover and its storage bag are also still with the car. For additional peace of mind and security, it also still has all three immobilisers including the Red master and both keys, as supplied when new.

History: Along the lines of the earlier Targa top, this open version of the F355 had a hard top that could be stowed away behind the seats. The F355 GTS featured a stress-bearing semi-monocoque steel chassis with variable-section, tubular front and rear sub-frames and electronically controlled suspension. The V8 engine produced a specific power of 109 bhp per litre and, mated to a close-ratio 6-speed gearbox, ensured performance.
The design of every new Ferrari model is, by definition, heavily influenced by the Marque’s culture and experience combined with innovations developed as a result of both active experimentation and research. The result is a melding of style and engineering that delivers superb performance across the board. In the case of the Pininfarina-designed F355 GTS, the fusion of familiar elements with more powerfully innovative ones resulted in a truly unprecedented car that guaranteed the same signature Ferrari emotions as ever.


The Structure
The F355 GTS was a masterful piece of engineering as its 109 hp/litre specific power output attests. The latter value and its impressive torque were achieved by adopting a new five-valve cylinder head. The car’s 3496 cc engine punched out 380 hp. Its blistering performance figures were the result of aerodynamic honing that focused specifically on the underbody.

The two-seater targa-topped F355 GTS had an aluminium and steel body. Its styling was moulded around an aerodynamically severe design that included a full-body undertray designed to equalise downforce (Cl) between the two axles. The cabin was designed with both safety and driving pleasure in mind. The seats and trim were Connolly leather. Composite racing seats were also available to order. The chassis was a steel monocoque with a tubular steel rear sub-frame for the engine-suspension assembly. Both front and rear suspension used independent unequal-length wishbones and coil springs over gas-filled telescopic electronic dampers with two settings. The car also has anti-roll bars.
The steering was rack and pinion with power-assist, and optional mechanical gear. The brakes had self-venting discs and excludable ABS ATE. The 18” wheel rims were magnesium.
The Engine

The mid-rear 3496 cc 90° V8 was longitudinally mounted and punched out 380 hp, giving it a specific power output of 109 hp/l. Distribution was by means of twin overhead cams with five valves per cylinder. The con rods were titanium, while the control unit was the Bosch M5.2. Dry sump lubrication and a six-speed plus reverse mechanical gearbox completed the picture along with a dry single-plate clutch.

Taken from Ferrari's own website


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