Available for auction is this 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider presented in the traditional combination of Rosso Corsa over a tan leather interior. Reported by the Ferrari 355 Registry as being one of only 378 Spider’s produced for the model year, this 1997 example features a highly sought-after 6-speed gated manual transmission connecting the driver to a naturally aspirated V8 engine. This F355 also features an upgraded Tubi exhaust system with the original exhaust also included with the sale. Now showing approximately 30k miles on the odometer, this 6-speed F355 Spider is being offered for auction by its seller out of New York accompanied by the original toolkit, owner's manuals, and a collection of records.
The F355 Spider was debuted as the first-ever Ferrari to be equipped with a power-operated convertible top. Honed by 1,800 hours in the wind tunnel, the F355 features Pininfarina-designed bodywork and this example is finished in the quintessential shade of Rosso Corsa with a black convertible soft top and tan boot cover. The seller notes a minor scrape on the lower front spoiler, additional images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report. The car rides on factory 18” 5-spoke wheels dressed in Bridgestone tires showing date codes from 2012.
Inside, this Spider is appointed with a classic tan leather interior featuring a black dashboard, upper door panels, and a 6-speed gated shifter. An array of analog Veglia instrumentation sits ahead of the driver with additional gauges located in the center dashboard above the aftermarket JVC radio. The cabin is described to be in very good condition and the seller reports all accessories and instrumentation to be working properly.
This Spider is equipped with a mid-mounted 3.5L V8 5-valve DOHC engine that produces up to 375 HP. A 6-speed manual gearbox drives the rear wheels, allowing for a 0-60 time of approximately 4.3 seconds and a top speed of nearly 190 MPH. An upgraded Tubi exhaust system was installed in 2019 and the seller reports that the original exhaust will also be included in the sale. CARFAX shows service history dating back to 2001 and a collection of records is included dating up to 2015. There are no outstanding maintenance items reported at this time.
This sale will include the original owner's manuals, toolkit, service records, and a clean title. Offered in its most iconic configuration, this 6-speed F355 Spider is just waiting for its next owner.