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Tour De France Blue | Coupé | 6 Speed Manual | 3.5 litre V8 | 54,946 miles | SOLD
Launched at the 1994 Geneva International Motorshow, the Ferrari F355 boasted leading edge automotive engineering and was quoted by Road & Track magazine as having “probably the best sports-car engine ever made” (October 1994 Issue). The undisputed champion within its class the F355 is 95% aesthetically and mechanically different to its predecessor, the F348 for all the right reasons.
Engineered to excite the F355 is lean, incredibly agile and broke records at the time for the specific output of a naturally aspirated production car engine – delivering a whopping 380hp from a lightweight 3.5 litre V8.
The last of the great wedge profiles penned by Pininfarina, an aerodynamic fiberglass under tray that sucks the car to the road, electronic dampers to calculate road speed, brake pressure, suspension load and steering movements, and a centrally mounted flat-plane V8 capable of launching the car from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, the F355 has a depth of brilliance no other manufacturer could match and is arguably more wholly more engaging driving experience than any modern Ferrari on offer today.
Sold new in 1997 from the renowned Maranello Sales LTD in Egham UK, this F355 was delivered to its first lucky owner in Kensington London. Spending the majority of its life in the UK It was not until an avid Ferrari collector based in Australia saw it advertised and fell in love with the Tour De France Blue over tan interior combination. Not wanting to miss out on such a lovely example he bought the car in 2020 and had it imported here to Sydney.
Accompanied with the sale is the original Ferrari leather tool kit as well as the leather wallet with owners manual, service book and spare key. There is also an extensive portfolio of documents which shows the level of care taken by previous owners.
Conjuring more hp per litre than the V12 in the McLaren F1, the F355 was and still is an excitingly fast car. As values continue to climb internationally it becomes ever harder to find and purchase great examples like this especially rare manual coupé. A viewing is an absolute must of this iconic Ferrari.