Finished in the traditional Ferrari color combination of Rosso Corsa over tan leather, this F355 Spider is equipped with the desirable 6-speed gated manual transmission paired to the 3.5L 40-valve F129B V8. It was delivered new in Florida where it received service from The Collection of Coral Gables, before spending time in Texas and Illinois and eventually moving back to Florida in 2020 when it was acquired by the seller. This F355 Spider has received the installation of a Tubi exhaust system, Fabspeed Motorsport exhaust headers and stainless steel test pipes, aftermarket Scuderia fender shields, Morimoto LED lighting, a MOMO steering wheel, and a Sony head unit with an upgraded sound system. The seller reports the last timing belt service occurred in 2016 along with the replacement of the cam cover gaskets, spark plugs, water pump, and knock sensors, the convertible top’s straps and hydraulic fluid were changed in 2020 along with a new oxygen sensor, and the alternator was rebuilt in 2021. Showing just over 41k miles on the odometer, this 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider is now being offered at auction by its seller out of Florida.
This F355 is finished in Rosso Corsa (322) with a black soft convertible top and a tan boot cover. Exterior equipment includes distinctive pop-up headlights, integrated fog lights, an integrated rear spoiler, a vented engine cover, side air scoops, black brake calipers with white Ferrari script, Pininfarina rocker panel badges, and quad exhaust tips. The seller reports aftermarket Scuderia fender shields have been added under previous ownership, Morimoto LEDs were added to headlights, foglights, and tail lights, and the bumpers were refinished for cosmetic reasons. The glass lens is also missing from the driver's side fog light, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The 18” silver five-spoke factory wheels wear yellow Ferrari center caps and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires from 2021.
The interior is trimmed in tan Connolly leather with matching carpeting, two-tone door panels, a contrasting black upper dashboard, a tan lower dashboard, and black floormats with red edging and embroidered Ferrari shields. Amenities include power-operated seats, automatic climate control, a gated aluminum shifter with a polished shift knob, drilled aluminum pedals, an F355-branded passenger-side kick plate, a replacement MOMO three-spoke steering wheel, a Sony head unit, and 2 Rockford Fosgate 5.25” coaxial speakers behind the seats. The seller notes that the sticky button issue has been addressed, the A/C compressor was rebuilt in 2020, and the original steering wheel is included with the sale. The seller reports a crack in one of the A/C vents, and wear on the driver’s seat.
The F355 is powered by a naturally-aspirated mid-mounted 3.5L V8 with five valves per cylinder, factory rated at 375 HP and 268 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by a 6-speed gated manual transaxle and limited-slip differential, which allows acceleration from 0-60 MPH in approximately 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 182 MPH. Under previous ownership, a set of Fabspeed Motorsport exhaust headers and stainless steel test pipes were fitted, and a Tubi exhaust system was installed by the current owner in October of 2021 at European Exotic Center of Tampa, Florida. Records provided by the seller show the last major service was completed in April of 2016 at 37k miles including the timing belt, cam cover gaskets, spark plugs, water pump, and knock sensors replaced. A rebuilt alternator was installed in May 2021, and the oil was changed in July 2022. The seller notes that an intermittent check engine light illuminates due to the Tubi exhaust system, and suggests this F355 is due for a full service.
This sale will include the owner’s books, a battery charger, the original steering wheel, comprehensive service records, a Schedoni briefcase and toolkit, and the original exhaust system including the exhaust manifolds.