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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 Modena

    £175,000 £175,000

    Variant: Challenge Stradale

    • Year: 2004
    • Mileage: 13321 mi
    • Engine size: 3.6
    For sale
    Foskers-Foskers
  • Ferrari 360 Spider

    £74,995 £74,995

    Make: Ferrari Model: 360 Spider First Delivered: 03/05/2001 Mileage: 40,850 Previous Owners: 4 Engine: 3.6 Ltr Transmission: F1 Paint Colour: Rosso Corsa Trim Colour: Nero Hide Carpet Colour: Nero Doors: 2 Seats: 2 MOT: 12 Months TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Months

    • Year: 2003
    • Mileage: 40850 mi
    For sale
  • Ferrari 360 Modena F1 – UK RHD

    POA POA

    Ferrari 360 Modena F1, 1999 (2000 model), 33,000 miles. This Ferrari was originally registered in the Channel Islands with full documented service history, challenge rear grille, 19″ Stradale wheels, electric seats, all keys books and complete toolkit. This has just left Emblem having had an £8,000 service including belts, ball joints, track rod ends etc, clayed and detailed. £71,995

    • Year: 1999
    • Mileage: 33000 mi
    For sale
  • Ferrari 360 F1 spider Ferrari

    £79,990 £79,990

    According to the Certificate of Conformity still with the car and essential should it ever be exported ,the car was completed on the 28th January 2004,and delivered to the UK by truck. First registered on the 30th April 2004 to Mr John Cooper of Sussex. In addition to the list price of £115,586.00 plus delivery charges number plates and road tax ,the car was factory optioned with, electrically operated seats (ELEC) £1,245.50, aluminium grey brake callipers (CALA) £481.75 six disc CD (CDCH) £705.00 and enamel Scuderia wing shields(LOGO)£670.00. Passing to a second owner in 2013 ,Mr Michael Infante became the third registered owner on the 20th August 2013 with 14,000 miles c/o Maranello Sales. The last owner from Sussex bought the car from Maranello Sales on the 1st July 2014 with some 15,000 miles. Joe Macari fitted the upgraded TCU (transmission control unit) on the 30th September 2014 at 15,937 miles. The car is complete as new with factory original service book, hand books, wallet and tools. The Certificate of Conformity is still with the car, important if the car is being imported into another country. 360 Spider The 360 Spider is Ferrari’s 20th road-going convertible and is a r

    • Year: 2004
    • Mileage: 18500 mi
    For sale
  • FERRARI 360 SPIDER F1 - ROSSO RED METALLIC

    POA POA

    Information 2004 FERRARI 360 SPIDER F1 (ROSSO RED METALLIC) 29,000 Miles F1 Rosso Red Metallic Crema Leather Interior Cruise Control Fully Electric Seats Challenge Grill Ferrari CD Changer Electric Mirrors Electric Windows Tool Kit 18” Alloy Wheels Fully Documented service History Three Former Keepers Only Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index

    • Year: 2004
    • Mileage: 29000 mi
    For sale
  • Ferrari 360 Modena

    £89,995 £89,995

    Grigio Alloy Blu Scuro / electric seats Blu carpets 3 previous owners Known to our company since 2003 and sold by us to the last 3 owners. Comprehensive service history mainly with our company. Cambelt / annual service carried out in May. An immaculate original example.

    • Year: 2000
    • Mileage: 10600 mi
    For sale
  • Ferrari 360

    £74,950 £74,950

    Factory Built by Ferrari, unlike previous challenge models the 360 was produced in limited numbers as a pure race car. In excellent condition with a great racing history, with many wins and lap records. Raced in the Ferrari Challenge in 2003 and 2004 and in the Pirelli Ferrari Open in 2010/2011. Never damaged and the engine was rebuilt by GrayPaul Ferrari in Nottingham. Dyno Sheets show 442hp. With many lighweight panels, lexan windows and carbon fibre seats the wieght is significantly reduced over the road going car. F1 Gearbox rebuilt in 2012. More photos can be taken on request.

    • Year: 2003
    • Engine size: 3.6
    For sale
    Charlie Pilkington
  • Ferrari 360 Spider

    £74,995 £74,995

    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 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 coupé 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 presented in the stunning original factory Argento Nurburgring with Nero hide and Black carpets. The interior features climate control, electric windows and heated door mirrors. The wings are embellished with Scuderia shields, 6 speed paddle shift transmission, Red brake callipers with 5 spoke "Star" alloys, Electric roof, remote alarm/locking, Power steering, CD Player. The car was first registered in October 2001 and will be supplied with a freshannual service including cam belts by Foskers.

    • Year: 2001
    • Mileage: 24972 mi
    • Engine size: 3.5
    For sale
  • Ferrari 360 Modena

    £69,995 £69,995

    Make: Ferrari Model: 360 Modena First Delivered: 01/01/2000 Mileage: 40254 Previous Owners: 5 Engine: 3.6 Ltr Transmission: F1 Paint Colour: Rosso Corsa Trim Colour: Crema Hide Carpet Colour: Rosso Doors: 2 Seats: 2 MOT: 12 Months TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Months

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 40254 mi
    For sale
  • 2002 Ferrari 360 spider – 6 speed manual

    $129,800(£100,672.88) $129,800(£100,672.88)

    2002 Ferrari 360 spider, S/N ZFFYT53A220129423, Nero with cuoio, black convertible top, Pininfarina designed, 3.6 litre mid-engine V8, 6 speed manual gearbox, Daytona style electric seats, Scuderia fender shields, fully electric convertible top, original owner’s manuals and spare keys, delivered new September 30, 2002 via Ferrari of Atlanta, fresh major/belt servicing at Ferrari specialist Boston Sportscar.

    • Year: 2002
    • Mileage: 22300 mi
    For sale
  • 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena coupe 6 speed manual

    $124,800(£96,794.88) $124,800(£96,794.88)

    2004 Ferrari 360 Modena coupe, S/N ZFFYU51A340136383, Giallo Modena with black leather, 6 speed manual transmission, Pininfarina designed, 3.6 litre mid-engine V8, 6 speed manual gearbox, optional yellow brake calipers, Scuderia fender shields, fresh major/belt servicing, delivered new May 21, 2004 via Auto Modena Ferrari of Montreal, all original owner’s manuals and maintenance booklet, detailed service file.

    • Year: 2004
    • Mileage: 15250 mi
    For sale
  • 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.

    For sale
  • Ferrari 360 Spider

    £69,950 £69,950

    Rosso Corsa with Nero carbon race seats and Bordeaux carpets. Red brake callipers with 5 spoke star alloys, Scuderia wing badges, sports exhaust, 6 speed F1 style paddle shift, Electric roof, electric windows power steering, electric heated mirrors, climate control, anti skid reduction, electronic sports suspension, ABS,remote alarm/locking. This stunning example has comprehensive service history, and has now covered 56,000 miles.

    • Year: 2001
    • Mileage: 56100 mi
    • Engine size: 3.6
    For sale
  • Ferrari 360

    £87,000 £87,000

    Air Conditioning, Full Leather, Electric Mirrors, Electric Seats, 18'' Alloys 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.

    • Mileage: 26200 mi
    • Engine size: 3586
    For sale
  • Ferrari 360

    £76,000 £76,000

    Yellow Brake Calipers, 18'' Modular Rims, Air Conditioning, Full Leather, 18'' Alloys, Full service history 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

    • Mileage: 33900 mi
    • Engine size: 3586
    For sale
  • Ferrari 360

    £86,000 £86,000

    Air Conditioning, Full Leather, Electric Sunroof, Full service history 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

    • Mileage: 24000 mi
    • Engine size: 3586
    For sale
  • Ferrari 360

    £84,000 £84,000

    Challenge Rear Grille, Full Service History, Red Brake Calipers, Scuderia Wing Shields, Embossed Headrests, Full Standard Exhaust Stunning 2004 Manual Ferrari 360 Spider presented in Nero and a beautiful deep red interior.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.

    • Mileage: 36900 mi
    • Engine size: 3586
    For sale
  • 2003 (03) FERRARI 360 Challenge Stradale

    £162,995 £162,995

    DESCRIPTION AMARI is delighted to offer you this stunning example of the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, which is 2003 Left Hand Drive example. Having covered only 17,484 Miles by 1 UK Owner. EXTERIOR Our car is presented to you in Rosso Scuderia with the Racing Stripe, which is in an excellent condition. INTERIOR The interior is upholstered in Nero & Rosso, with Carbon Fibre Racing Seats and Safety Harnesses. Also an excellent condition throughout. SPECIFICATION The Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale specification is enhanced by the following options: External Colour in Rosso Scuderia Internal Colour in Tessuto Racing Nero / Rosso Carpets in Tappeti in Gomma Nera Carbon Fibre Racing Seats - Sedili Taglia Large Leather Headliner in Nero Integrated Audio system 4-Point Safety Harnesses in Rosso / Nero HISTORY 25/05/2005 - 3,703km - Ferrari Main Dealer 28/03/2007 - 9,815km - Ferrari Main Dealer 27/05/2009 - 20,048km - Ferrari Main Dealer 23/06/2010 - 24,551km - Ferrari Main Dealer 20/02/2012 - 27,232km - Ferrari Main Dealer 06/03/2014 - 27,655km - Ferrari Main Dealer 30/07/2015 - 27,877km - Ferrari Main Dealer 26/04/2017 - 28,138km - Ferrari Main Dealer MOT expires on the 30th March 2018. TYRES The car sits on Pirelli P-Zero Rosso all around. Front: 225 x 35 x ZR19 (84Y) Rear: 285 x 35 x ZR19 (99Y) TYRE DEPTHS Front Right: 4mm Front Left: 4mm Rear Right: 6mm Rear Left: 6mm We have the Original Owners Pack containing the Owners Manual, and Other Reference Material, as well as 2 Keys. To arrange a viewing, please contact our team on 01772 663777. Viewing strictly by appointment. Prior to offering for sale, all cars are subject to the AMARI Inspection, a stringent 170 point investigation of the car cosmetically, electrically and mechanically. Our resident master technicians attend to all issues prior to offering the car for sale, using the very latest and best diagnostic equipment, state of the art tools and methods. Our highly qualified master technicians can carry out servicing on all road cars, from the standard family hatch back to the latest Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin... We are the only independent dealer with full Ferrari SDX Diagnostics and the Lamborghini LARAS Diagnostics systems. Our fully equipped workshop enables us to attend to any electrical, and mechanical issues, from intricate electrical repairs and renewals, to brake disc Skimming and air conditioning recharging. Before collection all cars go through our exhaustive detailing process (can take up to three days) using only the worlds finest Swissvax products, carried out by our professional certified Swissvax trained technicians, covering every aspect of the car inside and out. Collection and delivery throughout the UK can be offered through the most reputable manufacturer championed company who use only the very latest covered car transporters with extensive experience of transporting cars across the world. Vehicles are supplied with a three month warranty *Exclusions Apply. We offer part exchange and finance facility on most cars. AMARI Lifestyle Limited T/As AMARI SuperCars is authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (663066)

    • Mileage: 17484 mi
    • Engine size: 3.6
    For sale
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