1998 Ferrari F355 GTS

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Year

1998

Brand

Ferrari

Model Variant

F355 GTS

Current Mileage

22,762

chasis

ZFFXR42A8W0110208

Engine capacity

3.5 liter, 5-valve, DOHC, V8/375BHP

exterior color

Rosso Corsa

Interior color

Tan

transmision

Six Speed Manual

Top speed

Designer

Years produced

-

Total production

2,577

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History:

Dave O. Virginia USA. Sold for $82,500 inc. premium at the Bonhams Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Auction 5 Jun 2016. Sold for $161,000 on Bring-a-Trailer 9/10/20. Paint matched removable top.

On the introduction of the 355 at the Geneva Auto Show in 1994 for the model year 1995, it was very well received by automotive media and Ferrari enthusiasts alike. The American publication Motor Trend praised the 355 as “the best-looking Italian body since Michelangelo’s David.”

The F355 was among the first of the Ferraris to be shaped in the Maranello wind tunnel lending a more refined aerodynamic shape and elegant look to the sporty car. The lineage of classic Ferrari lines included two dramatic air intakes low on the doors and along the running boards, a departure from the larger raked intakes of the previous 348 models. Likewise, safety features which were emerging in the 90’s such as anti-lock brakes and airbags were also standard on the 355s.

In 1995, Ferrari introduced the GTS model to the F355 family. The GTS model is based on the Berlinetta but offers a removable “targa-style” hard top roof, which stows away behind the seats. Other specifications were identical to the Berlinetta. A total of 2,577 GTS models were produced, with 2,048 delivered with the 6-speed transmission and another 529 with the F1 transmission.

1998 offered by MotorCars International, Springfield, MO/USA. Red with tan leather. 1,740 miles. (FML 2324). Offered again 1999. (FML 2401). 2000 offered by MotorCars International, Springfield, MO/USA. Red with tan leather. 3,174 miles. Brilliant condition. CD, books and fully serviced. (FML 2503).

Jun 2005 offered by Dave Olimpi, Middleburg, VA/USA. Red with tan interior. CD changer and custom “clear bra” paint protection. Very nice condition inside and out. 9,500 miles. (FML 3012).

March 2016 offered by Kessler Auto Group, North Miami Beach, FL/USA. Red With Tan Leather Interior. Driven Only 21,367 Documented Miles.

Serviced with records from new. All specifications of a coupe and removable Targa top. This is the last Targa produced by Ferrari with original Targa top cover and original manuals.

June 2016 on the preliminary list of Ferraris to be auctioned by Bonhams at their Greenwich (CT) sale. This GTS was finished in August 1997 trimmed in the classic color scheme Corsa Red over tan leather-the exact same as the F355 in Goldeneye. While the new semi-automatic F1 gearbox was now available in the 355, the original owner seems to have made the wise choice and saved himself the optional-F1 gearbox’s extra cost and gone for the now much more desirable standard 6- speed gated manual.

Passing through a handful of owners in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Ohio, only about 1,125 miles have been added with each passing year. Now showing just under 21,400 miles on the clock, the Ferrari has received a recent engine-out belt service during which both tensioner were replaced in addition to the installing of a new water pump. The required annual maintenance has also been completed. This example also includes its original books and tool roll, plus a copy of its clean CarFAX report.

January 2017 present at the Cavallino Classic 26 Concorso d’Eleganza,at Palm Beach, FL/USA. Entered by Warren Aplin. Red with tan interior. FL plates ACW D21.

September 2020 offered on BringATrailer by seller Swiftmotoring in Jupiter, FL/USA. Six-speed manual gearbox and is finished in Rosso Corsa. The cabin is trimmed in tan leather with matching carpets and door panels, black trim, and a two-tone dash.

The current owner purchased the car in July 2016 and has since added approximately 1,300 of the 23k miles shown. Equipment includes a color-matched removable targa roof, pop-up headlights, 18″five-spoke alloy wheels, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with black Ferrari calipers, a gated shifter, air conditioning, power windows, and a stereo from a later 360 model. An engine-out service to replace the timing belt, water pump, and spark plugs was performed in 2016 at 21k miles.

This F355 GTS is now offered on behalf of the current owner with an owner’s manual, service records, a fitted car cover, a clean CarFAX report showing 6 previous owners, and a clean Florida title in the owner’s name. Same plates as at Cavallino 2017; seller must be Aplin.

February 2021 listed as “Coming Soon” to Marshall Goldman Motor Sales, Beverly Hills, CA/USA, per website. No information.
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