Offered for sale is this very nice 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider which was completed at the Maranello Ferrari works in July of 1997 as a 1998 model-year car and finished in the classic color scheme of Rosso Corsa red over light tan leather interior. While the new semi-automatic F1 gearbox was now available in the F355, 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. According to the CARFAX report, this F355 Spider was delivered new to Illinois in January of 1998, where it would stay with first owner for 4 years, before relocating to Minnesota with the second owner for another 4 years. This Ferrari went back to Illinois for a year, during which time an electrical fire in the car was reported, before relocating west to Southern California, where it was purchased by Ted Gildred in 2007. Serviced at authorized Ferrari dealers in Newport Beach and San Diego on several occasions, the Ferrari F355 Spider looks and feels just right in the classic Rosso Corsa Red exterior with Beige leather. Included are service records and manuals. Now showing just 10,729 miles on the odometer, this beautifully kept example remains in largely original condition throughout. The paint and interior are in excellent condition. This Ferrari runs and drives excellent, with all accessories in proper working order. Widely considered one of the best looking and most exciting mid-engined Ferraris to come from the wizards in Maranello in the last 30 years, this F355 Spider is ready to snick through twisty mountain roads with a smile inducing driving experience and beautiful music erupting from the quad tailpipes. Please feel free to call James Krueger with any questions at 775-629-6167.
-3,496cc DOHC 40-Valve V8 Engine
-Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
-375bhp at 8,250rpm
-6-Speed Manual Transaxle
-4-Wheel Independent Suspension
-4-Wheel Disc Brakes
-Previously in the Ted Gildred Collection
-Fitted with the desirable gated manual transmission
-Classic Rosso Corsa over a Biscuit leather interior
-Elegant and timeless 'no-frills' Pininfarina design
-One of the best sounding Ferraris of the modern era
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Information about the Ferrari F355
First presented to the motoring press in May 1994, the F355 effectively re-forged the reputation of Ferrari's V8 which, 328 and 348 notwithstanding, had suffered since the introduction of the Mondial 'world car'. The latter, with its four seats, well-appointed interior, and - relatively - soft ride, was considered far too sensible to be a 'proper' Ferrari; the F355 though, was cast in the mold of that great driver's car, the Dino 246 GT. The heart of the F355 though, was its phenomenal 3.5-liter V8 engine. Equipped with four overhead camshafts and five valves per cylinder - a layout borrowed from Ferrari's Formula 1 engine - this remarkable unit produced a claimed 375bhp. A semi-automatic paddle shift or six-speed manual gearbox ensured a sufficiency of ratios to keep the motor on the boil whatever the situation.