The Ferrari F355 was built by Ferrari from May 1994 to 1999. It is an evolution of the Ferrari 348 and was replaced by the Ferrari 360. It is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive V8-powered 2-seat coupe. One major difference between the V8 in the 348 and that in the F355, apart from the displacement increase from 3.4 to 3.5 L, is that the F355 features a 5-valve per cylinder head and that it was considerably more powerful, producing 375 hp. The F355 is more common than other Ferraris with 11,273 units produced.
At launch, two models were available: the coupe Berlinetta, and the targa topped GTS. The Spider (convertible) version was introduced in 1995. In 1997 the Formula One style paddle gear shift electrohydraulic manual transmission was introduced with the Ferrari 355 F1(note the dropping of the F before the 355.The nomenclature does not follow the formula from the previous decades, ie. engine capacity + cylinder number (eg. 246 = 2.4 litres + 6 cyl, 308 = 3.0 litres + 8 cyl, and same for the 328, 348, 512 etc). This time, Ferrari used engine capacity plus number of valves per cylinder, as they were proud to boast about this technological advancement, ie 355 = 3.5 litres engine capacity and 5 valves per cylinder.
This exceptionally well maintained example is as new in all respects- the paint is flawless, the interior is soft and supple with no flaws noted, the top is perfect and works as it should, it runs perfectly, and the belts service was just performed. Featuring virtually all of it's original tools, books, and accessories-as well as detailed records and receipts from new-this is a fine example that will provide years of driving enjoyment as well as being a solid investment for future value and appreciation.