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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider

The first of the post-Enzo V8s

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 24,045-mile 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider. It is powered by a mid-mounted 3.5-liter DOHC V8 mated to a six-speed manual transaxle. Features include upgraded exhaust system, Kenwood stereo, and adaptive suspension. Finished in “Ferrari Red” with black power top over a tan leather interior, this F355 is offered with spare keys, car cover, CARFAX report, and clear title.

The Rosso Corsa exterior features pop-up headlights, an item that soon would disappear from the automotive landscape. Other features include vented engine cover with integrated decklid spoiler, and Capristo exhaust system with a pair of polished dual outlets. The exhaust tone can be controlled by a key fob.

Five-spoke 18-inch Speedline wheels with Ferrari center caps are wrapped in Sumitomo tires.

The cockpit is outfitted with a tan leather interior with power-adjustable bucket seats. Features include a gated manual shifter, automatic climate control, drilled aluminum pedals, power steering, power windows, and aftermarket Kenwood AM/FM/CD audio system.

Instrumentation consists of a 200-mph speedometer, 10,000-rpm tachometer, and gauges for the coolant temperature, oil pressure, fuel level, and oil temperature. The odometer reads 24,045 miles, which aligns with the most recent reading noted on the CARFAX report.

The 375-horsepower, mid-mounted 3.5-liter DOHC V8 uses dry-sump lubrication. At 19,721 miles, this Ferrari was given an engine-out service that included the replacement of the drive belts, tensioners, timing belt seals, cam seals, filters, clutch, valve stem seals, and head gaskets — all at a reported cost of $37,000. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transaxle and limited-slip differential.

Stopping power comes from ventilated discs at all four corners. The suspension settings can be adjusted with a toggle switch on the center console.

The auction for this 24,045-mile 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider ends Friday, September 29, 2023, at 12:20 p.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

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