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Ferrari 360 Modena: Buying guide (1999-2004)

Ferrari 360 Modena: Buying guide (1999-2004) Classic and Performance Car
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The Ferrari F355 may have been beautiful and a big improvement over what came before (the 348), but it was its successor the 360 Modena that provided the big leap forward for Ferrari’s entry-level model. The 360M represented Ferrari’s jump into the modern age, with its aluminium spaceframe construction that was 40 per cent lighter than the F355’s steel platform, but which was also almost 30 per cent stiffer – despite being larger. 
 
Also on the menu were improved build quality, honed aerodynamics and better packaging – although there’s still not much in the way of carrying capacity. Chuck in a computer-controlled suspension system that offered dynamics way beyond anything ever to come out of Maranello, and it’s easy to see why the 360M marked a turning point for Ferrari. 
 
Its styling was also a huge departure from the mid-engined Ferrari of old. Gone were the pop-up headlights, and in came a pair of much more modern eyes – which along with two distinctive air intakes gave the 360 a much more curvaceous face. The rear-end styling was just as radical, losing the letterbox-sized window and buttresses, instead turning the rear glass hatch into a styling feature that showed off the glorious red-crackle finish engine.  
 
It wasn’t just buyers of new 360Ms who benefitted from Ferrari’s work though, as reduced servicing costs and improved reliability were also part of the ownership package. Now these cars are getting on, the improved build quality is still apparent, which is why values are already starting to rise. 
 

Which one to buy? 

 
Without a doubt the 360M that everyone wants is the Challenge Stradale (360CS), but you don’t have to buy one of these to appreciate the 360M’s many talents. Even the standard car has a 3.6-litre 400bhp V8 that’ll propel the car from 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds before topping out at 183mph.
 
Around two-thirds of 360M buyers opted for the F1 gearbox which works brilliantly on the move and is especially suited to track use. It’s reliable too, but for many there’s no substitute for the open gate and a manual shift. All 360 Challenges came with the F1 gearbox however. As the prices of Challenge Stradales has always been significantly higher than the standard 360, more than a few have been upgraded with parts from the special model, such as fitting the larger BBS wheels, or the particularly popular black mesh rear panel.
 
Ultimately it comes down to personal preference – and the same goes for which bodystyle you prefer. The Spider offers sensations that the coupé can’t match, but you’re either a drop-top kinda person or you’ll prefer something closed to the elements. 
 
Most 360Ms are red, silver or black, but sometimes a blue or yellow car crops up. If you can find a car with the optional fitted luggage set you’ll be able to utilise the 360M’s nose-mounted boot that much better, but this package is just a bonus as the colour, condition, price, transmission and bodystyle are all more important to your buying decision than whether a set of cases is included in the asking price. 
 

Performance and specs 

 
Engine 3586cc, V8
Power 400bhp @ 8500rpm
Torque 275lb ft @ 4750rpm
Top speed 183mph
0-60mph 4.5sec
Fuel consumption 16mpg
Gearbox Six-speed manual
 

Dimensions and weight

 
Wheelbase 2600mm
Length 4477mm
Width 1922mm
Height 1214mm
Kerb weight 1390kg
 

Common problems 

 
• Rust isn’t an issue thanks to the all-aluminium bodywork, but corrosion can be. Bubbling in the paint is the giveaway; if the car has been kept outside a lot, in the damp, the corrosion could need a significant amount of expenditure to sort. As alloy is more difficult to paint, a less than perfect recent repaint should be avoided, as any corrosion issues are likely to crop up again soon.
 
• All of the shut lines should be tight and even. Anything less than this suggests poor crash repairs, so be very wary. If the nose has been resprayed though, there’s not necessarily any need to panic. Stone chips are par for the course while bumpers are grounded easily, which is why fresh paint and panels are sometimes required. 
 
• If buying a convertible, make sure the roof mechanism works smoothly and that the roof itself isn’t damaged. Predictably, replacement parts are costly and so is setting everything up. Most problems are sensor-related, but some early cars featured a folding mechanism which could be problematic – most have been replaced by now. 
 
• The 360M’s V8 is strong but it doesn’t like to be left idle for too long. If it’s not run regularly, the oil drains from the valve gear so listen for rattles when starting from cold. Oil leaks from the cam covers and crank oil seal, but the undertray catches any stray lubricant so don’t expect to see any puddles or drips on the floor. 
 
• The engine needs fresh cam belts every four years, but as the engine doesn’t have to come out for this, the costs of replacement aren’t excessive. 
 
• Gearboxes are tough (the same unit is used for manual and F1 cars), but the linkage can wear on manual cars – or it might just need to be lubricated. It’s also worth trying a fast change from third to second to see if the synchromesh is on its way out – not that this is a weak spot as such. 
 
• If not hammered, the clutch of a manual-gearbox 360 can last 30,000 miles while F1 clutches normally need to be replaced after 20,000 miles. But if used in town a lot, an F1 clutch might have had it after less than 10,000 miles, so see how the car has been used. 
 
• The suspension needs to be kept in top condition, but it’s common for the ball joints up front to wear relatively quickly. If you’re looking at a 360M with its original joints, the chances are that at least a couple (there’s one top and bottom on each side) will need replacing. 
 
• Brake upgrades aren’t needed but pads can wear within just 10,000 miles or so if the car is driven with gusto. Squeal at low speeds isn’t unusual, but check for juddering which betrays warped discs, suggesting the car has been really thrashed. 
 

Model history

 
1999: The 360M replaces the F355. There’s a coupé only, with a six-speed manual gearbox. 
2000: There’s now a Spider edition, and an F1-inspired paddle-shift semi-automatic transmission joins the options list. 
2003: The Challenge Stradale (360CS) arrives. Created for track use (but still road legal), the 360CS features titanium road springs, ceramic brakes, fabric-covered carbon seats and to save weight the CD player is deleted. The weight is cut by 110kg while the engine is boosted to 425bhp so the 0-62mph sprint now takes just four seconds, while the top speed rises to 186mph. 
 

Owners clubs, forums and websites 

 
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk
• www.fcars.co.uk
• www.ferrariownersclub.org
• www.clubscuderia.co.uk
 

Summary and prices 

 
The 360 really does mark the beginning of the modern era for Ferrari, with the all-aluminum construction and fantastic engine making it a great classic. Early cars, in rough condition can be picked up for around £40,000, although these generally come with their fare share of problems. Budget around £60,000-£70,000 for one of the best. Challenge Stradale are valued considerably higher though, with prices ranging from £120,000-£200,000 for the very best. 
 
Words: Richard Dredge
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Last updated: 30th Aug 2016
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  • FERRARI 360 Spider

    £149,950 £149,950

    Red Brake Calipers Rear Challenge Style Grille in Black Red Seat Piping Ferrari Scuderia Shields UK Supplied 1 Owner Just Been Serviced Great Investment Adjustable Steering Column Air Conditioning Power Steering Delivery Available

    • Year: 2004
    • Mileage: 1200 mi
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  • Ferrari 360 Spider

    £84,995 £84,995

    When the Ferrari 360 was revealed at the 1999 Geneva motor show, it wowed the crowds with its svelte, sweeping bodylines. It was a far cry from the last two decades’ trends of sharp angles, pop-up headlights and open slats over the engine bay. In their place were curved wings, fixed headlights and a clear glass cover showcasing the V8’s bright red plenum chambers. The Ferrari 360 was the company’s first production car with the chassis, bodyshell and even the suspension wishbones all constructed from aluminium. The 400hp V8, coupled with these lightweight aluminium components, gives the 360 fantastic performance that was a substantial improvement over the F355. With the introduction of the 360 Spider in 2000, Ferrari brought its convertible V8 supercar bang up to date, introducing a hood that folded away automatically under panels in the rear deck - eliminating the need for a tonneau cover over a protruding frame. The Spider lost virtually nothing to the coupe in terms of performance, but offered the substantial benefit of being fully exposed to the howl of its mid-mounted 3.6-litre V8. This particular Ferrari 360 Spider is a highly desirable six-speed manual example, presented in the stunning original factory colours of racing red (Rosso Corsa) over Nero electric Daytona seats with Red stitching and red carpets. The interior features climate control, electric windows and heated door mirrors. The wings are embellished with factory-fit Scuderia shields. It is accompanied by a complete factory book pack, stamped service book, two sets of keys, plus its original toolkit. The car was first registered in November 2003, and has been lovingly maintained by subsequent owners ever since. It now presents with outstanding service history, having been serviced and maintained solely by Foskers since 2012. This beautiful Ferrari 360 Spider is ready to drive and enjoy, for more information, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team.

    • Year: 2003
    • Mileage: 31000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.6
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  • Ferrari 360 Spider - Manual

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    When the Ferrari 360 was revealed at the 1999 Geneva motor show, it wowed the crowds with its svelte, sweeping bodylines. It was a far cry from the last two decades’ trends of sharp angles, pop-up headlights and open slats over the engine bay. In their place were curved wings, fixed headlights and a clear glass cover showcasing the V8’s bright red plenum chambers. The Ferrari 360 was the company’s first production car with the chassis, bodyshell and even the suspension wishbones all constructed from aluminium. The 400hp V8, coupled with these lightweight aluminium components, gives the 360 fantastic performance that was a substantial improvement over the F355. With the introduction of the 360 Spider in 2000, Ferrari brought its convertible V8 supercar bang up to date, introducing a hood that folded away automatically under panels in the rear deck - eliminating the need for a tonneau cover over a protruding frame. The Spider lost virtually nothing to the coupe in terms of performance, but offered the substantial benefit of being fully exposed to the howl of its mid-mounted 3.6-litre V8. This particular Ferrari 360 Spider is a highly desirable six-speed manual example, presented in t

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  • 2001 Ferrari 360 Modena

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    Ferrari 360 Additional Information Rare Manual Ferrari 360 Modena in beautiful Grigio Alloy, 26,200 miles with Full Service History. Scuderia Shields. Very nice low mileage example, please call for more details.

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 26200 mi
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  • 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena

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    Ferrari 360 Additional Information Rosso Corsa Ferrari 360 F1 with Crema Interior. 24,000 miles, FSH with all books, tool kit and tyre inflator. Has just had full bodywork refurbishment done, brand new tyres fitted. Complete with very rare factory sunroof - one of three RHDs, Scuderia Shields, Challenge Rear Grill. All services done, this is one of the best 360 Modena's on the market today. Call for more details

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 24000 mi
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  • 2002 Ferrari 360 Spider

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    Ferrari 360 Additional Information Beautiful 360 Spider F1 in Nero Daytona with split black and crema interior. Full Service History with Capristo Exhaust, Challenge Rear Grille, 18" Modular Split rim alloys with brand new Pirelli P Zero Tyres. Full Major service just completed (2017) and new clutch fitted. This car is ready to go and be enjoyed for the summer. Call for more details

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 33900 mi
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  • 2002 Ferrari 360M Spider F1, Incredible Spec, Rare Large Racing Seats, Extended Leather, Challenge Rear Grille, Tubi Exhaust, Full Ferrari Service History and Just Serviced

    £79,900 £79,900

    Multi award-winning prestige car dealership John Holland is delighted to offer this highly sought after Ferrari 360 Spider. An appreciating collector's item this vehicle is presented in a stunning colour combination with a fantastic history. Nuovo Nero Daytona with Beige Large Racing Seats, Nero Carpets and Tela Colore Nero Convertible Roof. The Specification on this car includes Challenge Rear Grill, Challenge Style Front Grill, Beige Leather Rear Shelf and Door Mouldings, Beige Roll Over Hops, Beige Leather Dash, 6 CD Changer, Aluminium Brake Callipers, Tubi Sports Exhaust, Heated Mirrors, Xenons with Headlight Wash, Wind Deflector and much more. This car also has an exceptional service history always cared for exclusivley by Ferrari Leeds, serviced at 2302miles on 09/07/2003, 4470miles on 28/07/2004, 8980miles on 21/08/2006, 10012miles on 30/11/2007, 10818miles on 26/07/2008, 11810miles on 19/08/2009, 13067miles on 06/01/2012 and 13727miles on 16/10/2015 and just done again 24/1/17 at 13934 miles. Supplied with 2 keys and all its original owners manuals and wallet, Car Charger, Car Cover and Original Tool Kit. John Holland has been established for over 40 years supplying a premi

    • Year: 2002
    • Mileage: 13901 mi
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  • FERRARI 360 MODENA - **Only 46.000 Miles** - A stunning Fast appreiating classic Ferrari. 2000

    £69,995 £69,995

    A true appreciating investment.;Locally owned for the past 2 years and fastidiously maintained and cleaned by the last owner.;Extensive Ferrari and specialist history.;HPi clear - A clean Title.;2 Keys,;Red And Black key fobs.;Serviced at 678 miles at Maranello Surry, 2229 Maranello Surry, 7865 Maranello Surry, 12346 Lancaster Colchester (cam Belts), 24204 Lancaster Colchester. 42543 Lancaster Colchester (cam Belts), 43421 Grimaldi Halstead, 46698 Grimaldi Halstead. ;Last service done in November 2016.;lovely car in stunning condition.;Must Be Seen to be appreciated.;Books and extensive service history including recommissioning by Grimaldi Engineering 2014 (GBP 4500).;Finance packages available on this car.;Due to the value of this car it only gets used occasionally so VIEWING IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT.

    • Mileage: 46000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.586
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  • Ferrari 360 Spider F1

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    - Cared for RHD example with c.19,800 miles recorded - Looked after by Grimaldi with major service including belts done in February 2017 - Rosso Corsa with Nero hide Introduced in 1999 as a replacement for the F355, the 360 was an entirely new design featuring an aluminium spaceframe chassis which was 40% stiffer and 28% lighter than the tubular steel arrangement of its predecessor. The revised bodywork resulted in downforce improving by a factor of four over the F355. Powered by a 3.6-litre V8 coupled to either a six-speed manual or F1 electrohydraulic manual transmission, the 360's lighter weight improved the 0-60 mph dash to just 4.2 seconds with a nominal top speed of over 180mph. In 2001, the spider version was introduced, the stiffness of the spaceframe being ideally suited to handle an open top. This was followed in 2003 by the ultimate incarnation - the 360 racing series inspired Challenge Stradale - featuring a number of weight saving and tuning modifications by the factory. This cosseted example has covered less than 20,000 miles from new, having originally been supplied on 26th September 2001 by Lancaster Colchester. Options fitted include Modular split rim wheels with r

    • Year: 2001
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  • Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

    £214,995 £214,995

    One of the last cars built, this car was originally delivered in Dresden, Germany to the racing driver Ralph Neunteufel in September 2004, the car remained in Dresden with just 2 owners before imported to the UK in 2014, DK supplied it to the current owner at that time and it has remained in storage with us. Throughout its life this example has been extremely well maintained and serviced by Ferrari main dealerships in Dresden and by ourselves in the UK with a recent full diagnostic check confirming the car is need of absolutely nothing, from new this exceptional Challenge Stradale has covered less than 7,200 miles and is presented in exceptional and fabulous condition. With its hugely collectible specification and low mileage this stunning Challenge Stradale represents a real opportunity to purchase one of the finest examples of what is already an appreciating classic, lightweight "homologation special" Ferrari.

    • Mileage: 7200 mi
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  • Ferrari 360 Spider F1 2002

    €79,950(£69,156.75) €79,950(£69,156.75)

    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Ferrari 360 Spider F1 2002 V8 in very good condition The magnificent Ferrari 360 Spider F1 was designed by the master designer Pininfarina. Behind the impressive appearance there is the also impressive V8 engine with 400 HP. The automatic gearbox is fully inspired by the Formula 1 and makes the car go 100km/h in only 4,6 seconds. The car was maintained by a Ferrari specialist. Delivery is inclusive the original seats, wheels and Ferrari radio. This fabulous Ferrari has only driven 55.500 kms and drives really perfect. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 2002
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  • Ferrari 360 Modena

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    Ferrari 360 Modena 6 Speed Manual Finished in Argento Nurburgring Metallic with Full Blue Leather Interior Registered in March 2000, Cam Belt and Tensioners; New Rear Pads and New Battery all done September 2015, New MOT and Service, 18 inch 5 Spoke Alloys and Black Brake Callipers, Yellow Scuderia Ferrari Shields on front Wings, Pirelli P Zero Tyres, Sport Mode, Air Conditioning, Electric Windows, Electric Door Mirrors, Leather Steering Wheel, CD Player, Immobiliser, Central Locking, Service History at 4,550 on 21/03/01; 13,335 on 24/10/03 Cambelts; 21,999 in 29/01/07 Cambelts; 31,410 on 29/10/12 Cambelts and Tensioners; 31,411 on 06/11/12 Drop Links; 31,583 on 16/01/13; 32,895 on 20/12/13 and 35,079 on 20/03/15. Finance available on request - subject to status. Ask about our Company Directors packages. Fully Valeted; 12 Months MOT; UK Wide Delivery Available; Part Exchange Welcome. See our Youtube channel or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

    • Year: 2000
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  • Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

    £219,995 £219,995

    Variant: - 2003 53 Rosso Scuderia with Rosso Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard, Nero Leather Headlining, Leather Rear Shelf and Mouldings, 19” Alloy Wheels with Black Brake Callipers, Electronic Suspension, DSC, Medium Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, Coloured Steering Wheel, Xenon Headlights, Airbags, Three Coloured Racing Stripe and Stereo System with CD Player.

    • Year: 2003
    • Mileage: 16000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.6
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  • 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena Manual

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    Ferrari 360 Additional Information We have a classic 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena with the desirable Manual gearbox. The interior is beautifully finished in Black Leather with Red stitching and red carpets. The seats also have the Ferrari crest embossed on them. The 18 inch alloy wheels are complemented by Black calipers. This well specified 360 also has the Ferrari Wing Shields.

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 30143 mi
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  • 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider

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    Ferrari 360 Additional Information Stunning 2004 Manual Ferrari 360 Spider presented in Nero and a beautiful deep red interior. 35,100 miles. This car is fitted with a Challenge Rear Grille, a full standard Exhaust, Red Brake Calipers, Factory Fitted Scuderia Wing Shields and Embossed Head Rests. Full service history. New Pirelli P-Zero tyres have just been fitted making this car exceptional value.

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 35100 mi
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  • 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

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    Ferrari 360 Additional Information RHD, 2003, 29,996 miles, Scudery Red, Challenge Stradale. Factory options include; Stradale stripe, roll bar, Alcantara fire extinguisher and electric mirrors. Interior is red and backstitching, switching between leather and Alcantara, steering wheel is black and red with centre line. Rear bolster in Black Alcantara. Full race harness. Door cards and central tunnel and seat backs, are finished off in Carbon, all looking as new. Challenge Stradale also includes Launch Control and ASR with controls housed in the central tunnel a long with the Starter button. Full Dealer history. This car is in beautiful condition. Original Yellow centre caps available. This is a very rare RHD Stradale being sold at just the right time for investment.

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 29996 mi
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  • Ferrari 360 Modena

    £79,995 £79,995

    Make: Ferrari Model: 360 Modena First Delivered: 02/07/1999 Mileage: 7,720 KM Previous Owners: 2 Engine: 3.6 Ltr Transmission: F1 Paint Colour: Argento Nurburgring Trim Colour: Nero Hide Carpet Colour: Nero Doors: 2 Seats: 2 MOT: December 2017 TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Months

    • Year: 2000
    • Mileage: 7720 mi
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  • Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

    £299,995 £299,995

    Variant: - Lexan Windows - 2007 07 Nero DS with Rosso/Nero Tessuto Racing Interior, Nero Dashboard, Air-Conditioning, 19” Challenge Rims with Red Brake Callipers, Large Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, CST, Xenon Headlamps, Two Tone Factory Stripe, Lexan Glass Windows, 4 Point Safety Harness, Stereo System and Security System with NavTrak ADR.

    • Year: 2007
    • Mileage: 2000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.6
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  • Ferrari 360 Coupe Manual

    £68,995 £68,995

    Make: Ferrari Model: 360 Coupe First Registered: 17/03/2000 (W) Mileage: 34,173 Previous Owners: 5 Engine: 3.6 Ltr Transmission: Manual Paint Colour: Giallo Fly Yellow Trim Colour: Blue/Yellow Carpet Colour: Blue Doors: 2 Seats: 2 MOT: TBA TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Month Cover Included - Upgrades Available

    • Year: 2000
    • Mileage: 34173 mi
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  • Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

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    Features : V8, 420 hp, maintenance since the start Ferrari Pozzi. Stereo Audio System Ferrari, Harness + drive belt. Yellow stitching and yellow calipers. Comment : Original Ferrari Modena MOTOR S.p.A., French since 2005, two owners, the 2nd since 2005.

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 18459 mi
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  • Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

    £237,995 £237,995

    This Challenge Stradale's condition is stellar, we believe the paintwork to all be original (paint depths are consistent with this) and there is hardly a stone chip visible, the interior is spectacular, and the engine bay does not show the usual signs of wear and use which these cars do – without doubt this is one of the finest examples we have seen to date. This car is also accompanied by all of its original equipment, including all books and wallet, Tools and tyre inflator, Ferrari unused Cover, Ferrari Torch, and even the Challenge Stradale T-Shirt and CS Launch book! An unrepeatable example of one of the most highly coveted modern era Ferraris.

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  • 2003 Ferrari 360 GT

    €500(£432.50) €500(£432.50)

    Chassis 2028 was built by Michelotto for the ACEMCO Racing team for the 2003 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season. Finished in silver with yellow stripes, the car raced successfully with the drivers Davis / Lewis and Borcheller. In 2005 the car was offered for sale in Australia for well over $500.000. In the capable hands of its new owners, the car won 2007 the Australian GT championship with CCC Racing. Now, imported back to Europe, the car is fully EU duties paid and benefits from a recent service, it is now in track ready condition. Also the car comes with an extensive history file which includes a lot of period documentation, several invoices as well as its original 360 GT Michelotto leather pouch. This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the finest examples of the 20 original 360 GTs.

    • Year: 2003
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