The Ferrari F355 Berlinetta was introduced in May 1994, as the first in a successful series of F355 models.
Initially, the 6-speed manual was the only transmission available. However, in 1997, the Berlinetta was the first-ever road car to be equipped with the innovative F1-style gearbox management system. Derived directly from Formula 1, where it made its debut in 1989 resulting in a win at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the electro-hydraulic system is operated by paddles behind the steering wheel using the F355’s conventional 6-speed manual gearbox.
The new transmission guaranteed faster gear changes, with the additional advantage that both of the driver’s hands could stay on the wheel at all times.
Ferrari produced 4,871 road-going Berlinetta models during the entire production run, of which 3,829 were equipped with the 6-speed manual and 1,042 with F1 transmissions.
In the UK 496 Berlinetta’s were delivered, of which just 88 were fitted with F1 Transmission.
Crema Leather Racing Seats
Red Seat Inserts
Red Brake Calipers
We are delighted to offer this very special, 2 owner Ferrari 355 F1 Berlinetta
A car I have known for over 20 years whilst in the custody of its second, very particular owner.
Supplied new by Lancaster Ferrari Colchester on 8th August 1998, the first owner only kept the car for 2 months when it was sold to the second owner in October 1998.
Always meticulously maintained and used sparingly in the summer, this delightfully specified example has led a most sheltered life, serviced almost every year despite its very low annual mileage up to October 2017 when illness meant it was virtually unused until being recommissioned in July 2020.
Presented in outstanding condition, with only the odd mark commensurate with its age and mileage, this surely has to be one of the lowest mileage, lowest owner 355’s in existence in the UK with a virtually complete history file including every invoice, MOT certificate and owners correspondence since new.
Complete with its original book pack, spare keys and remote controls, history file and tool kit.
A unrepeatable opportunity to own an outstanding example that really does tick all the boxes !
Supplied New by Lancaster Ferrari Colchester on 8th August 1998
Annual Service by Graypaul Loughborough, 24th September 1999 @ 2,422 Miles
Annual Service by Graypaul Loughborough, 10th August 2000 @ 3,578 Miles
Annual Service and Cambelts by Graypaul Sheffield, 16th August 2001 @ 3,934 Miles
MOT, 16th August 2001 @ 3,957 Miles
MOT, 3rd July 2002 @ 4,838 Miles
Annual Service by Graypaul Sheffield, 4th July 2002 @ 4,847 Miles
MOT, 23rd June 2003 @ 5,708 Miles
6,250 Service by Graypaul Sheffield, 3rd July 2003 @ 5,713 Miles
MOT, 28th July 2004 @ 6,383 Miles
Annual Service and Cambelts by Graypaul Sheffield, 5th August 2004 @ 6,389 Miles
MOT, 2nd August 2005 @ 6,393 Miles
Annual Service by Graypaul Nottingham, 26th August 2005 @ 6,669 Miles
MOT, 31 July 2006 @ 6,705 Miles
Annual Service by Graypaul Nottingham, 31 July 2006 @ 6,706 Miles
MOT, 27 July 2007 @ 7,174 Miles
Annual Service and Cambelts by Graypaul Nottingham, 27 July 2007 @ 7,174 Miles
MOT, 20th August 2008 @ 7,356 Miles
Annual Service by MHT Ferrari, 22nd August 2008 @ 7,366 Miles
MOT, 28 August 2009 @ 7,947 Miles
Annual Service and Cambelts by Graypaul Nottingham, 19 August 2010 @ 8,253 Miles
MOT, 20th August 2010 @ 8,254 Miles
MOT, 8th August 2011 @ 8,622 Miles
Annual Service by Graypaul Nottingham, 8th May 2012 @ 8,818 Miles
MOT, 14th August 2012 @ 8,946 Miles
Annual Service and Cambelts by Graypaul Nottingham, 20th August 2013 @ 9,107 Miles
MOT, 22nd August 2013 @ 9,112 Miles
Annual Service by Graypaul Nottingham, 22nd August 2014 @ 9,266 Miles
MOT, 19th August 2014 @ 9,272 Miles
Annual Service by Graypaul Nottingham, 28 August 2015 @ 9,628 Miles
MOT, 28th August 2015 @ 9,637 Miles
Annual Service and Cambelts by Graypaul Nottingham, 24th October 2016 @ 9,897 Miles
MOT, 9th November 2016 @ 9,911 Miles
Annual Service by Graypaul Nottingham, 25th October 2017 @ 10,022 Miles
MOT, 25th October 2017 @ 10,025 Miles
MOT, 27th February 2019 @ 10,121 Miles
MOT, 7th May 2020 @ 10,176 Miles
Annual Service and Cambelts by Graypaul Birmingham, 9th July 2020 @ 10,182 Miles
MOT, 16 April 2021 @ 10,276 Miles