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Discussion in '348/355' started by ulf rickard, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. ulf rickard

    ulf rickard Formula Junior

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    I´ve been into italian cars for many years, owned some, sold some and missing some but ......

    never owned a 355.

    I regard the 355 as the most beautiful of modern Ferraris and I cant stop my self anymore.

    Guys, what are the main traps and the main faults ?

    my intrest is late a late car -98-99-2000, preferably an F1 and to ease the reaction at home.... a spyder

    The one i am looking at for the moment is black/tan F1 1998, seems to be OK, correct background, "dependable" dealer ... but this one is rather expensive so a think I walk away

    All advise is appriciated


    With best regards
    Ulf Rickard
    Sweden
     
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  3. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    355s are very popular which is why there are many buying guides on here if you look - try also www.the355.com
     
  4. 285ferrari

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    You won't find a 2000 model yr 355
     
  5. gothspeed

    gothspeed F1 World Champ

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    .................... a 355 is the way to go ................. :cool:
     
  6. BLAMPEE

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    OOoOoOooOooOooHhhHhh YEAH!!!
     
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  9. 50hdmc

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    Ulf, if you want a good car, investigate the 355's for sale by members of this forum......just a suggestion.
     
  10. johan6504

    johan6504 Formula 3

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    That actually depends on how model year is calculated. In Sweden a car registered after June/July in 1999 was registered as a model 2000 ;-) My 355 was made in November 1999 and hence is a model 2000 according to the papers... Today it is regulated by EU and we now talk about production date, not model year. Maybe worthless knowledge but I couldn't resist ;-)
     
  11. ulf rickard

    ulf rickard Formula Junior

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    Thank You for advise
     
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  13. AceMaster

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  14. ferrari 512 tr

    ferrari 512 tr F1 Rookie

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    if its a 355 u want brother
    go for it
    i want one too dont worry


    everyone wants a 355
     
  15. PAP 348

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    +355! :eek::eek:

    Best of luck Ulf! Be sure to post pics when you get one! :):)
     
  16. BLAMPEE

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    This, my brother, is EXCELLENT advice! :)
     
  17. James-NZ

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    +355


    Remember, no such thing as a cheap Ferrari, pay now or pay later, but rest assured, you will pay. :)
     
  18. ferrari 512 tr

    ferrari 512 tr F1 Rookie

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    u scare me when u say that james lol
     
  19. James-NZ

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    LOL!!

    It is true though, if you buy a Ferrari for a cheap price the chances are it will have deferred maintenance that when added to the purchase price will equal the cost of a nice well sorted car.

    Once sorted, these cars are reliable, but getting a poorly maintained car to be reliable can be a costly venture.
     
  20. AceMaster

    AceMaster Three Time F1 World Champ

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    I agree, this is excellent advice.
     
  21. Dean355

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    #18 Dean355, Feb 25, 2010
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  22. SKUSA

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    #19 SKUSA, Feb 25, 2010
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    This is exactly what happened to me. I bought my 355 just before Christmas and it has been in the shop almost as much as my garage. About $21K later (including a major) it does seem that I am getting it sorted out. James has summed it up very well and I would listen very closely to him. A well sorted 355 especially one that has had headers done and a good aftermarket exhaust is a plus.

    Having said the above, I am still blown away every time I drive my 355. I love mine and still have not seen one I would rather have. It is hard to describe how amazing these cars really are. Just amazing :) Get one if at all possible.

    I would seriously consider one listed on this site if it is what you are looking for. Even some of the "more expensive" 355 listed on this site will be money in the bank compared to sorting one out.
     
  23. ulf rickard

    ulf rickard Formula Junior

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    Thank You all for advise and other aspect on 355 ownership

    I´ve looked into all treads availible on F-chat and think I am prepered for a buy

    I keep F-chat informed


    With kind regards
    Ulf Rickard
    Sweden
     
  24. PAP 348

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    So inspiring that pic!! :eek::eek:
     
  25. ferrari 512 tr

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    thats an absolute beauty of a pic
     
  26. AceMaster

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    Nice!!
     
  27. Silky Smoove

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  28. PAP 348

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    Lol!! Cant stop smiling Marty??? ;);)

    I still cant wipe the smile off my face 5 yrs later also! :eek::eek:
     

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