*** UPDATE: This car has now been sold for £44,520 all inclusive ***
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Recent Buyer Review – Simon Welsh on 1st May “Found my ideal 90’s sports car on Trade Classics. Living in Bournemouth and the car being in the Midlands I relied heavily on the advert, photos and videos.
On picking the car up I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was as it had been described. So I got straight into it and drove home. What a drive put a smile on my face.
Thanks very much Trade Classics and I’m now looking out for my next classic to add to the collection.”.
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Henrik is a petrol head – and we don’t say that lightly, he has an undisclosed amount of cars from all different eras and makers. Henrik bought this particular car around five years ago, however he has done very few miles given all the other cars he owns. Henrik is a shy guy though and we couldn’t persuade him to appear on camera – however, as we know him personally here at Trade Classics we specially agreed to give him a pass from our videos. Henrik is available to talk to directly and will make time to show you the car personally, if you do decide you want to see it.
Henrik took Jacob out to film our usual ‘On the Road’ video (see below) and it performed faultlessly. Jacob enjoyed being chauffeured around London in this super special car.
This is a ‘poster car’ for Henrik when growing up and he’s always wanted to own one. He made that dream a reality and bought a really lovely and original example. The only reason Henrik is selling now is due to moving out to Spain later this year, and there is no room for all his collection, so unfortunately he has to sell the car.
There’s no doubt about it, this car looks stunning and is a real credit to the proper level of care and maintenance over the years. Please make sure you take a look at all the images and videos in this listing – you won’t be disappointed in the quality of this gorgeous car.
Wheels & Tyres
The car is fitted with excellent condition alloys and wrapped in a set of 225/40/18 (front) and 265/40/18 (rear) tyres – there’s a small mark on the NSR alloy, so please take a look at the images and videos to see the full condition.
As you would expect, the car looks excellent in terms of both rust and rot upon our usual visual inspection – we didn’t see any signs of either. Please check out the images and videos to see the detailed condition of each body panel. The rear grill has been replaced to the ‘challenger’ grill – this is a usual and subtle upgrade and we understand is the only difference from factory specification.
The red paint is absolutely stunning and in excellent condition – it’s even across the panels and we didn’t notice any colour differences. There are a few small marks to note that you’ll see in the videos / images – just a small mark on the OSR sill, mark on the OSF wing and NS wing mirror – all have been pointed out in the videos. The nose has been professionally resprayed in the past to remedy the usual stone chips that these cars are prone to.
Glass and Trim
Both are in excellent condition across the car – there is some very slight delamination on the corners of the front screen. This is usual and in line with the age of the screen.
The interior is original and in lovely condition. Please take a moment to view the interior video to see the full condition.
Seats and Carpets
Both the seats and carpets are in original condition – the wear on the seats and bolsters are in line with the age of the car. There were no rips or issues noticed during our inspection.
The gauges and interior are in good original condition – Ferrari and actually other makes / models of the same era suffered from soft plastic coating issues. Over time / usage this coating degrades – you can see evidence of this in the images / videos. This is usual and shows the original condition of the interior.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Both are in good condition with no issues noticed.
As mentioned, Henrik took Jacob out for a short drive on some London roads and the car performed without issue.
Engine and Gearbox
The car started first go from cold – (see the cold start video). The engine soon settled into a smooth tick over. Please see the paperwork in the images and you’ll see the cambelt was changed only a few months ago. This car is ready to be used and enjoyed.
Suspension and Brakes
There were no knocks or rattles on the drive out. Please watch the video to see the car accelerating, steering and stopping. It preformed just as you’d expect it to.
The car really drives great and there were no issues detected on the drive.
Electrics and Other
There are very few electrics on the car, however, Henrik informs us the basics all work as they should. There is also a tracker fitted to the car for insurance purposes and could be transferred to the new owner.
The car was originally sold in Italy and then imported into the UK in 2000 with 18,040 KM recorded (11,209 miles) – the speedometer was officially changed to MPH and has done 9,959 miles since. So this totals 21,168 miles in total.
Please see the images below to review all the paperwork that comes with the car, including the service history.
18-03-99 – 5,807 KM
10-08-99 – 12,851 KM
10-07-00 – 16.410 KM
07-09-00 – 288 Miles
06-10-03 – 6,154 Miles (+ Cambelts)
20-04-07 – 7,835 Miles (+ Cambelts)
16-11-11 – 8,494 Miles (+ Cambelts)
08-09-15 – 9,244 Miles (+ Cambelts)
13.02.19 – 9,900 Miles (+ Cambelts)
HPi Check Results
– HPi clear – Available on request.
The F355 is arguably the last of the proper pretty and simpleish models. It has all the key ingredients that make Ferrari, well Ferrari. It’s smaller, more nimble and we think prettier than its successor; the 360. Oh, and it also has pop-up headlights – a super cool feature that will never get repeated on modern cars.
Henrik bought a great car all those years ago and has looked after it well and done anything that needed doing. He never skimps on the maintenance of his cars. So whatever they need, they get.
Henrik has priced this car very competitively as he knows the current market and needs to sell before his imminent move to Spain.
This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting Henrik the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.
If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Henrik will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.