1999 Ferrari F355SOLD

Berlinetta F1

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Sometimes a car comes along and you know you have stumbled across a rare find – a Ferrari that has been beautifully and fanatically restored and cared for. This Ferrari F355 Berlinetta F1 is just one of those finds! Shimmering in Grigio Alloy this F355 looks spectacular. It should not go without saying that only 3 other F355’s are recorded as being this colour in the world. Matched with a Sabbia Hide interior, black carpets and black leather roof lining this particular F355’s interior is subtle making this car look refined and very special indeed. As with all F355’s this particular F355, draped in its silver light blue metallic radiates sophistication 90’s style! The car has to be seen to truly admire its immaculate condition, externally, internally and mechanically. The car comes with an extensive and fully documented service history, including additional work carried out to keep the car in the brilliant condition it finds itself in today. It is put simply, very hard to fault. The F355 represents the 3.5 litre engine and the final 5 indicates the amount of valves per cylinder in the V8. The engine was extremely light for this era, weighing in at a feather weight 300kg. It was received with much applause and UK buyers snapped the limited number of UK F355’s up by the handful (many couldn’t wait for RHD so there are plenty of earlier LHD examples around.) With 3.5 litres producing 380bhp, the F355 engine was to become known as one of the most rpm friendly engines of the ‘90s. At low speeds the F355 is comfortable and easy to handle, helped in this way by the assisted power steering. Not too light, not too heavy many a Ferrari F355 owner has come to terms with this once taboo addition. At higher speeds the car comes to life. The steering allows plenty of feedback, providing the driver with ample response time if and when pushing the car. This F355 Berlinetta boasts the F1 Paddle Gear Box, a first for a Ferrari (and the same system as tested on Nigel Mansell’s F1 Ferrari in 1989). Easy to use, the Semi-Auto box is the easiest way to maximize your enjoyment from the fantastic V8. With the added addition of Tubi Exhausts, you will not only feel the performance but also be treated to a bonanza of sound. The Interior loses all flamboyancy, stripped back to functional needs only. Having said that it is still a very enjoyable environment to be in, and you are left in no doubt that you are behind the wheel of a Ferrari. Cleverly concealed door handles located in the upper air intake pull back to expose wide door cills. Cabin space is spacious for the two occupants, very un-claustrophobic with plenty of headroom, even for a 6ft 4’’ plus driver! The F355 is in Ferrari terms a rather practical car. Pull the lever to the front bonnet and you are provided with a good deal of deep storage space to store your luggage for the weekend. This F355 still possess all its tools and original tyre inflator, both in their un-marked leather cases. With only 88 Right Hand Drive UK Berlinetta F1 examples decent F355’s have seen prices remain static for the last 3-4 years, providing excellent re-sale value and allowing pretty much cost free Ferrari ownership (not including annual servicing of course!) Prices are believed to actually rise in the forthcoming years, making an ideal investment for a savvy owner. Good examples are hard to come by. Excellent examples even harder, but there are only a handful of outstanding examples, which Cortese - Bath claim this to be one of them! The Ferrari F355 is set to become one of the true classics of the Mid-90’s. Here is your chance to join that select few. Ferrari F355 Berlinetta F1 F1 Paddle Gear Shift (Semi Auto) Right Hand Drive 23,600 miles Grigio Alloy Sabbia Hide interior 4 Owners 1999 Car Air Conditioning Air Bag Model Aluminium Colour Brake Calipers Full Ferrari Service History All Original Books / Files present Full documentation of work Original Tool and Tyre kit present Last serviced March 2011 Belts last changed March 2010 MOT’d to March 2012 Tax to November 2011 Only Grigio Alloy F355 on the World market. First Come, First Served - Great Value!! For further details or to view the car please contact Cortese - Bath directly on 01761 479 432 or email us on goliver@cortesebath.co.uk Finance, Warranty, Insurance and Transport all available Please Note: Viewings are strictly by Appointment Only. Please contact us in advance.

Reference Number 129433

as of 6/12/2011

Car 1999 Ferrari F355
Mileage 23,600 miles 
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