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For Sale 1995 F355 Berlinetta 6-speed Red/Tan $80K

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  1. yelcab

    yelcab F1 Veteran
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    Nov 29, 2001
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    Mitchell Le
    It is one of my personal cars and it's time to let it go. I have owned this car for four+ years and only put 4000 miles on it. It comes with records going back to the beginning. There have been three owners including myself. Carfax reported four owners but the previous two owners were husband and then his widow when he passed. I bought it from her.

    The car is a 1995 F355 Berlinetta coupe version, in Rosso Corsa exterior paint, and Tan leather interior. If you have only one Ferrari, this combination is the one. As of today, it has 38,500 miles on the odometer. There are many service records but I will go over the last four services which are the most significant.

    Service 1, April 2011, by Ferrari of Silicon Valley, a complete valve job was done for worn valve guides reason
    Service 2, March 2015, by myself, service after purchase to clean up many cosmetic issues
    Service 3, August 2015, by myself, engine out service to perform timing belt replacement and to take care of the rest of the mechanical issues after purchasing. In addition to timing belts, Hill Engineering tensioner bearings, cam timing to specs, the front bumper was repainted, left side radiator replaced, and the steering rack replaced. Many connector boots and crimps were also replaced at this time.
    Service 4, May 2019, by myself, engine out service in preparation for the sale. Timing belts and accessory belts replaced, cam timing done.

    At this time, the car needs nothing. All updates are done, All recalls done.

    The goods:
    1. It is a 1995 Berlinetta in Red
    2. OBD1 so it is easier to modify the exhaust without generating check engine lights
    3. Tubi Competition muffler
    4. No other modification
    5. Fresh major engine service ready for another 5 years of driving
    6. Two keys, full manuals, tool kits, and one red car cover
    7. There is no immobilizer on the 1995 model
    8. One fuel pump, this is a later 1995 version with updated fuel lines
    9. Steering reservoir updated to BMW style
    10. Excellent exterior red paint with excellent interior leather seats
    11. Tan carpet in very clean shape
    12. No stickiness
    13. No shrinking dash
    14. Clean Carfax, no accidents, clean title
    15. Clear title in my name
    16. Passes California smog every time.

    The bad: NONE

    Get this car for $80,000 and drive it this summer.




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  2. yelcab

    yelcab F1 Veteran
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  3. yelcab

    yelcab F1 Veteran
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  4. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    now that is a car! and a timeless one that was ahead of its time!
     
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  5. Robb

    Robb F1 World Champ
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    Sorry to see you letting go of it. New owner will get a good one.

    Robb
     
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  6. Oengus

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    Wow I’d say, she looks immaculate
     
  7. Rory J

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    Very nice looking car and just what I'd want in a 355 -- coupe and gated manual. Do you offer any warranty on your engine work? That would be my biggest concern.
     
  8. Ferris Bueller

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    What a car!
    Its the holy grail of 355's.
    It looks great Good luck. someone will be getting a car in great condition
     
  9. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    You don't know mitchel. If he did the major it should be +$$$$

    It is the other guys you have to worry about
     
  10. carnutdallas

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    Not being snide, but how do you offer a warranty on this? No one else does. This is the car to own. No guarantees in life, but the risk here is well mitigated.

    I see these cars for sale and then the questions? If I had the money, I would own this one too! I have had 3 this year and happily enjoying two. Considering a 550 as the next journey, but once you drive a 355 and stop worrying about it, their really is nothing better!


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  11. Rory J

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    Well, to be fair a professional mechanic would. Which is why I asked...
     
  12. GatedF355GTB

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    I saw and drove this car yesterday and can attest to it being as represented. The car has been wonderfully maintained and is in very good to excellent condition. Mitchell is the type of seller that you want to buy a car from. He was very upfront about the car and willing to take the time to make perspective buyers comfortable with all the details of the car.

    In the end, I decided to hold off for another F355 with black or red interior. I have never seen a car with tan interior in person before and while there's nothing wrong with the interior, my preference is for another color.
     
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  13. audi_328

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    Curious if it's still on it's original headers?

    I'm not a buyer (already have a 95), but this would have made my short list if I was in the market (regardless of whether the headers were original or not). Looks like a great, sorted car.
     
  14. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    No mention of aftermarket headers in his Recap List, and to my eye they are the OEM cladded ones??

    Man, this is a tempting deal!
    GLWS!!!!
     
  15. yelcab

    yelcab F1 Veteran
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    it is the Ferrari headers but it looks like a later design so it has been replaced previously.

    M
     
  16. Ferrari 360 CS

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    Stunning 355, based on the pictures it look in "as new" condition.
     
  17. yelcab

    yelcab F1 Veteran
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    BTW, I do not want to mislead anybody. The car has 38K miles, it is not "mint with show room condition and zero defects." It is in very nice condition but if you look hard enough you will find a few imperfection, and critics may even say that it needs a paint correction. Buy it, make it yours, and make it as perfect as you want.
     
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  18. brian0473

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    If I was F355 shopping this would be the one I would buy. Everything addressed and not a show only car you would be afraid to drive and enjoy.
     
  19. yelcab

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    SOLD. Waiting for transport.
     
  20. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    well done - new owner got a great car. can you comment on the transaction price?
     
  21. carnutdallas

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    I hope it was for full ask. $80k seems like a deal for that car.

    Not crapping on thread - but these cars are severally under priced. Anyone who gives away or discounts is not sticking it back on the buyer - you want it, pay for it! The idea that these dealers and individuals can low ball behind a screen and talk smack about nothing they really know anything about is driving me crazy. You guys have to stop giving these cars away. Dogs have there place in the market, but’s sorted, reliable cars should be a premium plus.

    That is all


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  22. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    IMO it was a deal......agree with post above, but congrats on the sale!!
     
  23. RudyP

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    I am the buyer of Mitchell’s car. It’s a great car and Mitchell is a great guy - I really enjoyed speaking with you about our common affliction for Porsches and Ferraris! Thanks for being a great seller!

    I can’t wait to get the car delivered.

    Now I really need to get on my garage lift project... we have a bit of a parking situation.
     
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  24. yelcab

    yelcab F1 Veteran
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    Hah, that is a problem we ALL have.
     
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  25. yelcab

    yelcab F1 Veteran
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    You should have bought. I could have delivered it last week when I was in Texas for a wedding.
     

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