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  1. IvanWantsaFerrari

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    Pretty simple. I'm looking to buy an F355 Berlinetta 6 speed.

    Prefer Rosso red exterior but open to other options.
     
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    who isn't ;) lol
     
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  7. IvanWantsaFerrari

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    I’m a master lurker. But thank you! Also it comes up fairly quickly on a F355 vs 512 search and my local dealership has a black 512 TR they wanted me to buy instead of an F355 (which they don’t have).

    I definitely thought about it, but it’s not what I want…now.
     
  8. Laserguru

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    Try looking at pcarmarket. They just had a silver berlinetta up for auction. It didn't reach reserve with a final bid of $100k. It is now listed in their "deal tank" (cars that didn't make reserve in the open auction) with a "buy it now" price of ~$112k. Maybe worth a look. Canadian example, now in Michigan, and it appears to have had a very minor rear end collision that seems quite competently repaired.

    Here is the link: https://www.pcarmarket.com/auction/dealtank-1998-ferrari-f355/
     
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  11. IvanWantsaFerrari

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    Thanks - I've got searches set to alert me when one pops. I'm not going to be hyper-picky but I do want to have this car for a long time so a Canadian, high-ish mileage, collision (even if fixed well) car isn't my first choice. Also I want it in Pull Me Over Red. Never owned a red car and this being a Ferrari I want to go classic with the color.
     
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    Press on. Absolutely get what YOU want. You may find it a bit of a challenge to find a red berlinetta or GTS but patience is a rear virtue when Ferrari hunting.
     
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    Have you tried an F1? I understand the want for a 6-speed, trust me, but I have driven 50+ 355s of both gated and F1, and I like them completely equally.
     
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    I just was told about a 1999 355 GTS f1 Rosso Barchetta/Tan 21,000 mi with fresh major coming up for sale soon
    Mike
     
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  15. IvanWantsaFerrari

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    I have driven a 360 and 430 F1 - didn’t care for either to be honest. Now the last Ferrari I drove, a 488 was fairly spectacular despite the lack of a third pedal.

    For the F355 I want the clutch engagement. I’m open to a converted car from an F1 though.
     
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    Do you have a limit on how much to spend?
     
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  17. IvanWantsaFerrari

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    Of course. But I’ll be willing to pay near to the recent auction closes for a well maintained car.
     
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    There's a ton available in Europe. Check autoscout.

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  21. IvanWantsaFerrari

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    I’ll be curious what this car sells for, as I imagine will many others. As another poster noted, there seem to be lots of similar cars available in Europe for much less - it seems priced about 40% too high IMO.

    Going to stick with being patient and take up to 9 months to get the car I want. Let’s see what the market does over that time.
     
  22. ANGELOZ

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    The six speed 355 Berlinetta and GTS will fluctuate a bit but will continue to go up over time. It will be the Ferrari everyone will look back at and say UGH!!!! I should have bought one when I had the chance.


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  23. Natkingcolebasket69

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    I think it’s priced ok for the current market.
    Will it correct ? Yes but not back to what it was. Just like air cooled Porsche. This car is 150-170k


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  24. ShineKen

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    One will have to evaluate the added cost of bringing a car over from Europe when it is all said and done. If exchange rates are in our favor, then it would be worth the effort to look in Europe for a deal or even just a car for that matter as there is virtually none here.


    If you’re asking me… a 7k mi red manual coupe is a $200k+ car here. I highly doubt you’ll find one in Europe for less than
    $150k before importing costs.


    I see Japan looking to Europe for 355’s as well. Stradale Vintage just sold a black manual coupe to Japan. Expect euro inventory to be depleted in a year as the rest of the world gobbles them up.
     
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    Hi Ivan .FYI I just had a client call me with a 1997 355 RED/TAN GTS STICK 31,000 mi Very recent major service ( SLIGHT CARFAX DAMAGE) Passenger rear fender was gently damaged and repainted Can be gotten for a decent price$$
    Give me a call Or PM me if this could work for you .
    Have a nice weekend
    Mike 973-610-7111
     
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