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01428 606616

Ferrari : 355 GTS manual

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Price: £79,990

  • 1997
  • (39,000 Miles)
  • Red
  • Black hide stitched in red.
  • 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
One of just 360 officially imported,247 remainingColour coded roof panel.Carbon fibre sill covers.
Ferrari

Vehicle Description

The car entered production on Tuesday 7th January 1997 and was completed six days later. Finished in Rosso Corsa DS322 with black hide 8500 stitched in dark red with black carpets. Delivered to Ferrari UK by truck and in turn to the Ferrari main dealers Lancaster Garages Colchester, Essex where it was first registered 70 C, to 37-year-old Mr Anthony O of Middlesex on the 10th February 1997.The total on the road price, according to the sales invoice, still with the car, was £100,280.00

Purchased by the second and penultimate owner privately, from an advertisement in the Ferrari Owners Club magazine, by 43-year-old company director, Mr Dino M of Hampshire, on the 7th April 2006, with just over 20,000 miles.

The last and current owner was 39-year-old Mr James W of London who purchased the car on 7th March 2011 from ourselves, with 26,908, following an independent inspection by Steve Moody of SMDG.

The car is complete with a substantial file of invoices, 19 MOT certificates, as well as the factory original service book with 20 service stamps,handbooks, wallet, spare keys, immobilisers –including the red master fob- and tools.

This being a 1997 model year car it also incorporates a number of modifications such as a glove box on the rear bulkhead and the revised exhaust system and Bosch 5.2 engine management, which has got to be heard to be appreciated!





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.


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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