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Detailed history for this Ferrari outlined below.
This is perhaps the rarest and most striking of all F355 Ferrari Spiders.
While there are literally thousands of red, yellow and black 355s this is the only classic Le Mans blue over
Bordeaux 355 Spider known to exist.
This is a classic color combination that was popular on classic Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati from the golden
era of motoring and remains so, such so that when Ferrari unveiled its hyper rare F60, of which only 10 of the $2.5
million dollar cars were ever built, it was a blue car with a red interior…much like the 1950s California Spider
with the same color combination.
Presently on display at the Petersen Museum is the latest Bugatti (nearly $3 million) and it is painted in a nearly
identical color combination.
When Ferrari/Maserati designer Jason Castriota, who designed the 599, Maserati Birdcage 75th and the Maserati
GranTurismo, decided to build a million dollar one-off 599 for his father he too chose blue over red for his
This Ferrari features the very expensive ($10, 000 I’m told) option of the upper dash and steering wheel in red
leather along with dark navy blue carpets that contrast beautifully yet subtlety with the red interior and
complement the matching blue exterior.
The $7, 000 HRE wheels really compliment this Ferrari’s color combination while giving much better grip and
braking thanks to the larger front and rear high performance tires.
The typical shrinking leather dash on the F355 was just addressed with thousands spent on new leather. Similarly,
the red leather cover for the top is also new ($1500). The red leather interior, including the very expensive
OPTION of a full red leather dash and matching steering wheel (said to be a $10, 000 option), is in excellent
condition as are the beautifully contrasting navy carpets with matching Ferrari original navy floor mats.
A full engine out service was performed less than 1000 miles ago.
New hood and trunk struts were installed.
There are no sticky parts.
Gorgeous $1, 000 carbon fiber door sill trim panels have been fitted.
(The blue you see on the left side of the engine panel is merely a reflection from the bar: The panel is actually
black and matches the panel on the right side.)
This Ferrari 355 is in exceptional show condition.
The 355 is appreciating and on its way to collector car status. ROAD & TRACK listed it as one of the 10 best
looking mid-engined Ferraris of all time, saying it sounds “incredible” and that its “styling has aged well,
perhaps looking better than when it was first introduced.”
The great Phil Hill described it as one of the 10 best Ferraris ever built.
Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson said it was “the nicest car I have ever ever driven.” He then said he came back
from that drive and decided “I have to have one, I have to have one. I have to.” He then went out and bought
one for himself. After buying it he said “it’s still the best car I’ve ever driven.”
Richard Hammond recently described the 355 in glowing terms as well in an article (below), echoing Road and
Track’s sentiment, stating: “If anything, the 355 has somehow got more attractive in the 19 years since it
arrived.”The F355 Spider is the last beautiful Ferrari. Subsequent stallions are modern and dramatic, the F355 is eternally
gorgeous, like Brunelleschi's doors and sunsets in Viareggio. The Iliad would still make sense if you said the
Greeks took to ship after a Trojan keyed Menelaus' F355. You cannot say the same about the 348, or even the 458
(though we do love it so). “Road & Track said the F355 had "probably the best sports-car engine ever made."
Jeremy Clarkson said it was the best car he'd ever driven. That owner who said he wouldn't recommend it? He's had
two, and still uses one as his daily driver.”