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  • 1996
  • (27,000 Miles)
  • Red
  • Cream hide with dark red carpets
  • 6 Speed Manual
  • V-8 3.5 litre Five valves per cylinder
  • 180 mph
  • 380cv@8,200 rpm
  • L.4250mm W.1900 mm

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Vehicle Highlights
Capristo exhaustCarbon fibre cill coversChallenge rear grille

Vehicle Description

The car entered production on 20th May 1996 and was completed 11 days later 31st May. Finished in Rosso Corsa 300 with crema hide 3997 and rosso carpets 176. Transported to Ferrari UK, -one of the 315 manual spiders officially imported of which 267 remain taxed or SORN’d-and in turn to the Ferrari agents in Yorkshire, JCT 600. First registered on 20th June 1996 to 38-year-old civil engineer Mr M B of South Yorkshire and the start of Ferrari’s two-year warranty. The original sales invoice still with the car shows that the car cost £101,409.73 “on the road”.

Just over twelve years later 16th January 2009 the car passed into the ownership of the second owner Mr A R of Leicestershire with just 8,000 miles.

The third and final owner Mr D S of Hampshire bought the car 18 months later 30th June 2010 with 9,000 miles. Mr S has had the Challenge rear grille fitted along with carbon cill covers and a Capristo exhaust. We have just serviced the car and fitted four new tyres with new Ferrari wheel centres.

The car benefits from the later Bosch Motronic 5.2 ignition/injection system, smoother accelerator pedal action, which incorporates the factory inbuilt alarm system and modified exhaust system. It also benefits from twin airbags.

Further, it is complete with its factory original handbook, service book with 17 stamped services, wallet, two sets of factory original keys and tools.

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History:
For the first time on a Ferrari, the semi-automatic soft-top was powered electronically. The sophisticated 5-valve per cylinder V8 engine guaranteed class-topping performance.
THE STORY
The first Ferrari ever built was an open-top. Spiders always held a very special and vital place in Enzo Ferraris’ heart and later in that of the company itself. The inspiration behind every Ferrari spider is a mix of a genuinely sporty engineering and the thrill of open-top driving.
The F355 Spider brought this spirit to a whole new level by melding the berlinetta and the GTS’s acknowledged performance with a superbly efficient electronically-operated semi-automatic soft top. The factors that made the F355 such a successful model made the transition unaltered to the Pininfarina-styled Spider: a very elastic 380 hp engine with five valves per cylinder, 109 hp/litre specific power output, 4.7-second 0 a 100 km/h sprinting and 37 Kgm of torque.


THE BODY
The two-seater F355 Spider had a steel and aluminium body. Its styling was moulded around an aerodynamically severe design that included a full-body undertray designed to equalise downforce (Cl) between the two axles.
The cabin was designed with both safety and driving pleasure in mind. The seats and trim were Connolly leather. Composite racing seats were also available to order. The chassis was a steel monocoque with a tubular steel rear sub-frame for the engine-suspension assembly. Both front and rear suspension used independent unequal-length wishbones and coil springs over gas-filled telescopic electronic dampers with two settings. The car also has anti-roll bars.
The steering was rack and pinion with power-assist, and optional mechanical gear. The brakes had self-venting discs and excludable ABS ATE. The 18” wheel rims were magnesium.
THE ENGINE
The mid-rear 3496 cc 90° V8 was longitudinally mounted and punched out 380 hp, giving it a specific power output of 109 hp/l. Distribution was by means of twin overhead cams with five valves per cylinder. The con rods were titanium, while the control unit was the Bosch M5.2. Dry sump lubrication and a six-speed plus reverse mechanical gearbox completed the picture along with a dry single-plate clutch.


Taken from Ferrari’s own website





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