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1998 Ferrari F355

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£44,520

  • Mileage21,168km
  • TransmissionF1
  • Engine3.5L
  • LocationLondon

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1998 Ferrari F355

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Introduction

Jacob Boodrie
Professional Consigner

The F355 is arguably the last of the proper pretty and simple looking Ferraris.

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.

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Meet the owner

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.

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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 and 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

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 and Paperwork

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.

Key Details
  • ModelF355
  • TransmissionF1
  • Reg. Date1998
  • CC3.5L
  • Mileage21,168
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourRed
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #ZFFXR41B000114036
  • Last ServiceFeb. 2019
  • MOTFeb. 2019
  • MOT ExemptExp. May 2019
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearNo
  • Former KeepersYes - Checking in Progress
  • Security Sys2010/12
  • Master KeyYes - Insurance App.
  • VisitedLHD - Euro Spec
  • Sale TypeYes
  • OwnedPrivate
  • Key Feature5 years







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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

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

Henrik M
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Henrik M

Hi Nick. The car has the original service book with the stamps as well as the leather folder with the books. There’s a picture of it above. The F1 box has no issues and changes well. The clutch wears if you leave it in gear when stopped so I always stop in neutral to protect the clutch. The commission is payable by the buyer as per the terms of TradeClassics.
Henrik

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

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