Rosso Corsa/Beige, 25K miles, 100% original paint, fully serviced — luxury vehicle For Sale






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Fixed price: 
US $84.900.00
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Last update: 
09.05.2016
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Model: 
355
Item Location: 
Houston, Texas, United States
Type: 
Convertible
Exterior Color: 
Red
Interior Color: 
Tan
Number of Cylinders: 
8
Transmission: 
Manual
Fuel: 
Gasoline
Warranty: 
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Vehicle Title: 
Clear
For Sale By: 
Dealer
Mileage: 
25,738
Year: 
1997










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Rosso Corsa/Beige, 25K miles, 100% original paint, fully serviced Photos Contact Information M. Brandon Motorcars
3233 West 11th Street
Houston, TX 77008
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Michael Foertsch
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Specifications Year: 1997 Make: Ferrari Model: 355 Spider VIN: ZFFXR48A0V0107938 Stock Number: V0107938 Mileage: 25738 Transmission: Manual Engine: 8 Cylinder, 3.5 L Exterior Color: Red Interior Color: Tan Title: Clear
Description

The Ferrari F355 was a milestone car for Ferrari. The 348, while a wonderful car, suffered in the marketplace because of the release of the Acura NSX and other contemporary competitors which had seemingly "caught up" to Ferrari. The head of Ferrari at the time, Luca di Montezemolo, knew that the future aluminum chassis and body mid-engine V8 model (what would become the 360) would not be ready for a number of years, and he needed a replacement for the 348 that would put Ferrari back on the top of the exotic sports car ladder.

The F355 was the result. Its 3.5-liter 5-valve-per-cylinder V8 engine made a stunning 375 horsepower, almost a 25% power increase over the previous 348. Top speed was an astonishing 183 miles per hour, and a manual 6-speed gearbox was used for the first time in a V8 Ferrari. The iconic design of the car was by Pininfarina, and is etched into enthusiasts' heads as one of the most beautiful designs of the 1990s, if not of all time. 

There are three body versions of the F355: the Berlinetta, the GTS (targa), and the Spider. Out of the three, I really prefer the Spider; it may give up some chassis rigidity to the fixed-top car, but the way the convertible top's lines are drawn backward across the rear deck lid, echoing the C-pillar buttresses when it is closed and drawing the eye back when it is open, is just beautiful. And, given that the sound of the F355 is unlike any Ferrari that came before or after, a high-pitched "ripping silk" sound that continues to the 8,500 RPM redline, having that roof open allows the driver to bask in the symphony coming from behind the ear.

So. This is a 1997 F355 Spider, in the classic Ferrari color combination of Rosso Corsa over Beige interior, with the all-important gated 6-speed manual transmission. And, there are certainly other very similar cars out there on the market, so why should you buy this one?

First of all, this is quite simply the best F355 that I've driven, Spider or otherwise. These cars were still largely hand-built, and over the years have been cared for in various fashions. I've driven many of these cars, and it's easy to tell when a car is just "right". This is that car. It's hard to explain, and something that one just has to experience by driving. In other words, if you are considering an F355 Spider, I suggest that you drive multiple cars, and then come drive mine. You'll understand what I mean.

Secondly, the paint is 100% original. What you see is what the Ferrari factory applied back in 1997. Which also means that there has been no bodywork and no incidents requiring paint. The interior is original as well, and shows extraordinarily well. There are no "sticky" plastic parts (all have been addressed), the dash is not shrinking, and neither is the airbag cover, all common F355 issues.

Finally, the car has been extremely well maintained, which obviously helps with the "rightness" that I discussed above. The last engine-out major service was done in 2012 by Brian Crall in California (before he moved to Texas), one of the premier Ferrari mechanics in the country, and an annual service was just completed in April 2016. Service records going back to 2001 are present. There are no issues with the convertible top, often a problem on these cars. The car has 25,738 miles on it, which is important on a F355; super low mileage F355s often have unresolved issues, and I always recommend a F355 that has been "sorted" over at least 20-25K miles. 

If you are interested in quite possibly the finest F355 Spider on the market, I would love to talk to you. Prices on these cars are increasing rapidly, and the gulf between the great cars and the not-so-great cars is similarly widening as well. For more information, please contact me, Michael Foertsch, at michael@mbrandonmotorcars.com or 832-617-0494.

Warranty Information

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

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By placing a bid on this vehicle, you are entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase this vehicle. If you are unsure about anything in the listing, please ask us. Do not assume anything not listed is included in the sale price. We reserve the right to cancel bids based on excessive negative feedback. We also reserve the right to end the listing early if the vehicle is no longer for sale.

Buyer is responsible for all federal, state, and local fees, including tax, title, registration, license, and inspection fees. These are not included in the selling price of the vehicle.

A $50 documentation fee will be collected on all purchases.

The winning bidder must contact us within 48 hours of the auction end, and must make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500 deposit is due using PayPal within 48 hours of the end of the auction. The remainder of the balance is due within 7 days of the auction end. If no contact is made within 48 hours of the auction end, we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next highest bidder, or sell in another venue.

Our vehicles are for sale in numerous venues, and may be sold outside of eBay, even while the eBay listing is active. The only exception is no reserve auctions; a vehicle will not be sold outside of eBay when it is active in a no-reserve auction listing.

The buyer is responsible for pickup and/or shipping of this vehicle. Shipping costs are not included in the selling price of the vehicle.


Fee and Tax Information:

Texas sales tax of 6.25%, along with title, registration, license, and state inspection fees will be collected at the time of sale for Texas residents.

No tax, title, license, or other fees will be collected for out of state residents; these taxes and fees will be due in your home state when the car is registered and titled.

A $50 documentation fee will be collected on all purchases.

About Us

Welcome to M. Brandon Motorcars. I provide interesting cars to the auto enthusiast, specializing in Ferrari models from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. 

 

I do not operate your average "used car" dealership, and I do not sell "average" cars. I take a great deal of pride in only supplying the highest quality automobiles, ones that I like, and would buy and drive myself. All automobiles are handpicked by myself. I do not buy automobiles at wholesale auctions; most of my automobiles come from private owners and fellow enthusiasts. And, if an automobile is not up to my very high standards when I receive it, I spend whatever is required to bring it to that point.


I also provide consignment and brokering services, so if you're looking to find an automobile, or need help selling your automobile, contact me. In addition, my partnerships with Sphere Motorsports and Alara Garage means that you have a full range of services available to you before and after the sale.


So, give me a call, e-mail me, or even come visit me today, so that I can begin the process of finding your dream automobile.


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