1995 Ferrari F355 Spider Manual | 998K HKD



One of just over 3,700 F355 Spiders produced, this car we are offering today was supplied new in January 1996 by the then Ferrari Dealer, AutoItalia in Hong Kong. Finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero black leather interior, black leather dash, black carpeting, black soft top, and the preferred 6-speed manual transmission. This 355 Spider presents very nicely with High-Flow cats, upgraded headers, a Tubi exhaust, and 355 Challenge rear grille to aid engine cooling.

The car has covered 62,000 KM and has been maintained with the last engine-out service carried out just a few months ago (June 2021). All important fluids are renewed, while rubber hoses, cambelt, tensioner bearing, bush compressor belt, power steering belts and engine mounts are renewed. The automated convertible top mechanism was also overhauled.


In Spider guise, the F355 gives the driver the benefit of open-top motoring, being fully exposed to the sensational exhaust note. EVO magazine describes the exhaust note as "a howl wrapped up in a bark and enclosed in a shriek", with the upgraded Tubi exhaust system, that is exactly how it sounds. This striking example offers specification highlights such as: Red brake calipers, Climate control, Original Ferrari tool kit, CD changer and Electric windows. Accompanied by factory issued books, manuals, leather tool case, tonneau and service records. Service records indicate the car has been carefully looked after by Dealer and reputable Specialists. It is in excellent condition throughout with impeccable feel and handling, ready for immediate enjoyment.

Year: 1995

Body: 2 Doors Convertible

Exterior: Rosso Corsa (Red)

Interior: Nero (Black)

Driver's Side: RHD

Transmission: Manual

Indicated Mileage: 61,500 KM

Location: Hong Kong

Registration: Registered in Hong Kong


This Motor Car: The example offered here today was originally delivered by Hong Kong Ferrari Dealer in January 1996. Finished in the classic combination of Rosso Corsa over Nero Leather Interior. 7 previous owners indicated on VRD. The car was regularly maintained over the years by Ferrari Dealer and Ferrari Specialist with service History since 2004. Leather pouches, Books pack, Tools, Car Cover included.


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Originally Hong Kong delivered car

  • Equipped with the rare and desirable six speed manual

  • A Masterpiece designed by Pininfarina and now a sought-after classic

  • Finished in the most popular color combination of Rosso Corsa over Nero leather

  • Accompanied by factory books, tool kit, and service invoices

Classic Insider condition score: 78 points out of 100

CONDITION REPORT:

Original. The paintwork looks original. We do notice some blemishes, stone chips and scratches, not unexpected for cars of this age. Some evidence of ageing can be seen on the exterior trims but nothing serious. The five spoke alloy wheels are original shod with 10 year old tires. The black leather interior and black cloth convertible top complements the Rosso Corsa exterior nicely. The leather seats are completely original. Age related wear and tear can be seen on the side bolster and seat corner. The carpets and over mats are intact. Leather shrinkage has caused a tear in front of the dash board instrument cluster housing. The cloth top is not brand new, but operation is smooth and easy.


The Ferrari toolkit is in place and holds an assortment of usual tools. The car also comes with original car cover and book pack. The engine bay is sorted, no obvious oil stain and leak noticed. This 355 was treated to a full engine-out and cambelt service in June 2021, the convertible mechanism was also overhaul recently. This should give the car’s new owner confidence.


Available Exclusively at Classic Insider. Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.

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Kenneth Wong

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Service Records

2021 June

Full Engine-out service. Convertible top mechanism overhauled


2019 May

Annual Service and MOT by Ferrari Specialist. New Radiator install.

2015 - 2018

Annual Service and MOT by Ferrari Specialist.

2014

Annual Service and MOT by Ferrari Specialist. New Sports Headers installed. New Steering rod ball joint.

2013

Annual Service and MOT by Ferrari Specialist.

2012

Full Engine Out Service and MOT by Ferrari Specialist. Cambelt, Bearing, Spark plugs, engine mount and all fluids changed. A/C System Serviced.

2010 - 2011

Annual Service and MOT by Ferrari Specialist.

2007 - 2009

Full inspection report done by Ferrari Dealer at 53,000KM

Full Maintenance program Performed by Ferrari Dealer. All fluid changed, Tubi Exhaust Installed, Full Belts and Bearing replaced, New Axle Shaft, New Valve Gaskets, New Hoses, New Airbag unit, Coolant replaced.


Model Description and History

Pininfarina's sleek F355 for Ferrari won instant praise when it was revealed at the 1994 Geneva motor show - and its popularity has never waned. The highly demanded successor to the ageing 348. The 355 was not only a stark improvement stylistically on the 348, but it also saw a number of technical improvements, such as power steering and electronically controlled damping. Inheriting the proportions of its predecessor, the Ferrari F355 was outwardly a much better-resolved proposition, both aesthetically and aerodynamically. But beneath the smoother skin were further major advancements, including power steering, variable damping, and a 100cc engine enlargement to 3.5 litres. In revised form, the now 375bhp V8 revved out to 8,500rpm and, even more impressively, conjured more bhp per litre than the V12 in the McLaren F1.

The Ferrari F355 is often regarded as the transition point into the modern era of Ferrari road cars, employing Formula One-derived engine technology and advanced aerodynamics. The Ferrari F355’s name is derived from its 3.5-litre V8 engine and five valves per cylinder - as denoted by the ‘Cinquevalvole’ inscription on the rocker covers. The conrods are titanium alloy, the clutch is housed in magnesium alloy, and the Bilstein shock absorbers use electronic sensors to provide active damping.

The F355's task was to be faster and easier to handle on the limit, the latter having been a regular bone of contention with 348 road testers. There was a new electronic damper control system that fed information on road speed, brake pressure, suspension loadings and steering into a computer that decided exactly how firm the dampers needed to be. Derived from lessons learnt with active suspension, the F355 system worked and was accompanied by full underbody aerodynamics. This radically improved airflow beneath the car and increased stability at high speeds.

Also very impressive was a new engine that could boast the highest output of any normally aspirated road car unit in history to that date, output was 380bhp at 8250rpm. Needless to say, the F355 was an exceptional performer, 0-60 in just 4.6 seconds and a 185mph top speed having been a quantum leap on the 348. Launched at the Geneva Salon during May 1994, the F355 caused a sensation and orders came flooding in. As one era was beginning, another was coming to an end: it was to be the last of the breed to be hand-built, with the 360 and later descendants moving to mass production.

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