1998 Ferrari F355

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AUCTION DETAILS
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Auction ID
#42087
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Reserve Not Quite Met
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  • VEHICLE DETAILS

    Category
    Model
    F355
    Trans.
    F1
    Reg. Date
    1998
    CC
    3.5L
    Mileage
    21,168
    History
    Good
    Colour
    Red
    Interior Colour
    Black
    Interior Trim
    Leather
    Chassis #
    ZFFXR41B000114036
    Last Service
    Feb. 2019
    Cam Belt
    Feb. 2019
    MOT
    Exp. May 2019
    MOT Exempt
    No
    Road Tax Exempt
    No
    HPi Clear
    Yes - Checking in Progress
    Tyre Age
    2010/12
    Security Sys
    Yes - Insurance App.
    LHD or RHD
    LHD - Euro Spec
    Vehicle Visited
    Yes
    Sale Type
    Private
    Owned
    5 years
    Key Feature
    Well Maintained
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AUCTION CLOSED

This car didn’t meet its reserve price at auction. Get in touch to negotiate a potential deal.

 
The 355 is simply a gorgeous car – pop-up headlights, screaming engine and all that Italian style – it gives us goosebumps just thinking about it. This is a stunning and well looked after example that you’ll be seriously interested in if you’re after a 355.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Henrik (the owner) then please click here to send him a message – Henrik will get back to you asap.

 

TRANSPORTATION

We can help arrange transportation for our sales, delivering anywhere in the UK or mainland Europe – please see happy customers in our reviews that we’ve helped.


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.”.

Click here to see this and all reviews on Google.

 

THE CAR & HENRIK

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.

 

EXTERIOR

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.

Bodywork
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.

Paint
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.

 

INTERIOR

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.

Dashboard
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.

 

MECHANICS

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 Drive
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.

 

HISTORY

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.

Service Summary:
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.

 

OUR SUMMARY

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.

 

CONSIGNER

JACOB BOODRIE
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.



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BID HISTORY
UsernameBid AmountDate MadeWinner
nick£30,000.0009-Oct-2019 21:17:14 
Vincent£28,300.0009-Oct-2019 14:32:06 
nick£24,000.0007-Oct-2019 11:12:10 
speedster75£23,500.0005-Oct-2019 21:03:19 

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Michael Mcbride
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Michael Mcbride

Hi
Did the Ferrari sell

JAMES ALMEYDA
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JAMES ALMEYDA

Hi,
is this vehicle still available?
rgds,
james

Adam
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Adam

Hi James – yes the car is still for sale. We have a few people interest but Henrik is away until 01/11. Would you like to speak to us about the car? Either call on 01926 426 635 or drop an email to us via the ‘contact’ link in the footer of this page. Cheers Adam

nickrengos
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nickrengos

Hello Henrik,
Has this car had issues with F1 gearbox as they are an hugely expensive fix?
Finally just to be clear, as a buyer we must allow a buyers’ commission of 6% of the final bid?

Rgds – Nick

Edoardo Quaglia
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Edoardo Quaglia

Good Evening Henrik,

My name is Edoardo and I’m looking for a Ferrari 355 LHD .
Would be possible see the car in person?

Thank you very much in advance

Have you a nice evening,
Edoardo

Adam
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Adam

Hi Edoardo, please fill the Register Your Interest form at the top of this listing. We will then contact you to talk about the car and arrange a potential viewing. Cheers Adam