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We have already eulogised over the F355 in years gone by and we still reckon it is amongst the best of the breed from the Prancing Horse. As a design it seems to get better with age. As a driver’s car it is sublime. It was built in the mid-nineties and it doesn’t feel super-fast by today’s standards but in the performance stakes it still ranks as ‘more than adequate’ for traffic-light drag races.

These were the facts and figures as told by Ferrari back in the mid-90’s…..

Max power @ rpm: 375 hp (280 kW) @ 8250 rpm
Torque @ rpm: 363 Nm (268 lb·ft) @ 6000 rpm
0–60 mph: 4.6 seconds
0–100 mph: 10.8 seconds
Quarter Mile: 12.9 seconds
Top speed: 183 mph

Not exactly a couch potato then!

A total of 2664 F355 Spiders were sold worldwide between 1995 and 1999 and in the UK the list price was £82550 at launch.

The stories of certain Ferrari models reaching eight-figure sums at auction these days are commonplace and possibly for some the bubble must soon inevitably burst. Take the 246 Dino as an example. Probably not the best car to come out of Modena and for many years it had a lukewarm following. Paying £50k for a decent example a few years back was entirely feasible. Today you would be lucky to get change from £250k.

There is certainly a ‘halo’ effect being created by the multi-million dollar sales of 250 GTO’s and the charismatic appeal of the Ferrari brand seems to get stronger every year.

Does this mean every model made by the company will be a solid-gold investment? Possibly, but probably not the Mondial which is still the £20k back door to Ferrari ownership – for now anyway.

On the other hand the F355 seems to tick all of the right boxes for future ‘investment value’ credentials. Will it be possible to buy a good example for less than £100k this time next year? It is starting to look unlikely.

So if you like the idea of paying less than £70k for a manual F355 Spider today then we are selling a splendid example on behalf of the owner as follows:-

Finished in very rare Argento Nurburgring Metallic with Navy Leather Interior and Fabric Roof this stunning original F355 Spider has covered only 30,000 miles since it was manufactured in 1996 and comes complete with a Full Ferrari and Specialist Service History.

Specification as follows:-

3496cc V8 DOHC 375 bhp Petrol Engine, 6-Speed Manual Gearbox, ABS, ASR, PAS, 18″ 5-Spoke Alloys, Body-coloured Heated Door Mirrors, Electric Navy Fabric Folding Soft-Top, Front Fog Lamps, Air Conditioning / Climate Control, Electric Windows, Fully Adjustable Electric Front Seats, Adjustable Leather Steering Wheel, Drilled Aluminium Pedals, Multiple Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm / Immobiliser, Pioneer Radio/CD Player, Tonneau Cover, Fire Extinguisher, Leather Tool Case, Ferrari Car Cover and Battery Charger.

This F355 Spider is currently on sale at…..£POA

For further details please give The Car Spy a call on ++44(0)1892 506970 or 07809 890969. You can also email sales@thecarspy.net.

 

Finished in Platinum Silver Metallic with Black Partial Leather Seats this new, unregistered Boxster S has the following options in addition to the standard high-level specification:-

Floor Mats, Swissvax Paint Protection Treatment, PDK Transmission, ParkAssist, Top Tinted Windscreen, SportDesign Steering Wheel, Heated Seats, Wheel Centre Set, Wind Deflector, 19” Carrera S II Wheels, Infotainment Package, BOSE Surround Sound System.

This car is physical and available to purchase now at £50959 inc VAT (excluding delivery costs)

 For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net

This Aston Martin Rapide V12 Touchtronic 2 is finished in Grigio Titanio with Obsidian Black Leather Interior and was registered May 2011. The car has covered only 7562 miles and has the following options in addition to the high level standard specification:-

Tailors Grey Headlining, Silver Stitching, Obsidian Black Carpet, Piano Black Veneer Trim, Warm Charcoal Seatbelts, Grey Brake Calipers, Garage Door Opener, Multi-spoke Silver Diamond Turned Alloys, High-spec Alarm.

Available to purchase today at £99500 inc VAT (excluding delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT Qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net.

Finished in Designo Mystic White with Designo Exclusive Classic Red Leather this April 2011 registered SLS has recorded only 5000 miles and has the following options in addition to the standard high-level specification:-

Garage door opener – integrated in rear view mirror, Reversing camera, Telephone pre-wiring with hands free facility and telephone aerial, Bang + Olufsen Beosound audio, AMG performance leather/alcantara steering wheel, AMG Interior carbon fibre pack, 19″ Front / 20″ Rear forged AMG 10 spoke alloy wheels.

This car is physical and available to purchase now at £138850 (excluding delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net

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Finished in Diamond Kirsch this new, unregistered 2011 Rolls Royce Ghost has the following options in addition to the standard high-level specification:-

Moccasin contrast Black interior, Black Carpets/Rugs, Elm Cluster Veneer, Drivers Assistance System One – High Beam Assistance, Lane Departure Warning, Head-Up Display, Speed Limit Information; Television Tuner, Camera System, 20” Alloy Wheels, Picnic Tables, Adaptive Headlights, Panoramic Sunroof, Lambswool Foot-mats, Comfort Entry System, Chromed Visible Exhausts, Pear Theatre Configuration, RR Monogram to Headrests in Black, Individual Lounge Seat Configuration, Front and Rear Ventilated Seats, Contrast Stitching in Black, Polished Stainless Steel Tread-plates, Extended Leather and Door Pockets Lighting.

This car is physical and available to purchase now at £255165.80 inc VAT (excluding shipping/delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net

Finished in Rosso 2007 F1 with Nero interior this March 2011 registered 599 GTO has recorded 1200 miles and has the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

Door Sill Cover in Carbon Fibre, Aluminium Brake Calipers, Lateral Dash Inserts in Carbon, Heat Insulating Windscreen, iPod, Passenger Airbag De-Activation, Drivers Seat Adjustment, Parking Sensors, Drivers Seat Adjustment, Bose, Grigio Scuro Stitching

This car is physical and available to purchase now at £POA

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net

Finished in Nero with Sabbia Leather interior this September 2011 registered GranCabrio has recorded 200 miles and has the following options in addition to the standard high-level specification:-

Comfort Pack, Grigio Stitching, Nero Carpet Piping, Aluminium Sports Pedals, BOSE Hi-Fi System, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, i-Pod Connectivity. List Price £104255 inc VAT. 

This car is physical and available to purchase now at £90255 inc VAT (excluding shipping/delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net