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355 My new to me 95 CDF Spider

Discussion in '348/355' started by Suffyk, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. Suffyk

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    May 2012 is when I signed up to Fchat to start researching (and searching) for my F355 - that's how long I've wanted one.

    After spending some time looking back in 2012, I decided against the Ferrari, as I had young kids, and wanted to take them on rides -- so went with a 997 TT. The "thing" for the F355 never went away, so a few years later I hopped back on Fchat and started looking again, and was dead set on finding a non-red F355B with lower mileage. I spent countless hours reading threads about all the "things to look for", and the the things that could and "will" fail, and basically scared myself away from buying the car. I told myself I would get over the car.

    Fast forward a couple of more years, and I found myself back on Fchat looking again, and determined to buy a car - still for a gated non-red F355B. Sadly, I found that prices had significantly increased, and the selection of vehicles on the market was basically zero . I quickly saw that I had to manage my expectations, or adjust what I was looking to spend on a second toy.

    Long story short, I came across a one-owner 1995 gated CDF Spider with 8000 miles, that sparked my attention. The color combo, the mileage, the condition - it was love at first site. I did my homework about service history, and had the vehicle brought into a a local dealership for a PPI, and everything passed. Funny enough, I found myself not caring that it didn't have guides done, or headers done, or stickies done, etc.. In fact, I'm excited for the process - I'm smitten.

    I'd also like to thank @Robb , @Yellow Compass , Dave (stickyRX) and Kulu (Kulu Motorcar) for letting me drive them crazy over the last while with questions. Having such genuinely nice people willing to help a total stranger is what makes this community special.

    Without further delay, here she is:

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  3. Robb

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    Gorgeous. The bonus is it’s mint condition and it’s yours. Congratulations.

    Robb
     
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  4. Ferrarium

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    Awesome congrats!
     
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  5. Ira Schwartz

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    Gorgeous color combination- enjoy!
     
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  6. ShineKen

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    Congrats man! Car looks slick. Interior looks like creamy peanut butter. Beautiful classy combination. Now where are those Tubi Evolution sound clips??
     
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  8. Suffyk

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    Thanks Guys!

    Will get evolution videos posted ASAP!

    First mods:

    - Tubi Evolution muffler
    - Hill engineering spacers -- 11mm/15mm - fantastic recommendation @Robb
    - 2cm drop using the OE coil overs

    Next is fixing the fuel gauge that shows empty all the time, and RH fan that seems to not be operational :)
     
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  9. ShineKen

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    Car looks pretty slammed as is, but to each his own :).

    You have a 95. You can get away with alot more :).



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  10. Suffyk

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    Yes, it's lowered already in those pics. I had the vehicle delivered to my local mechanic, as I needed to get a safety in order to plate it. While it was there getting that done, I had them install the muffler, lower, spacers, etc.. I also picked up a set of rims, but I'll wait to install those... I kinda like the stock ones for now.

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  11. Qavion

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    Is the low fuel warning light illuminated?

    See this thread for new fuel tank senders:

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/new-fuel-gauge-sender-for-348-355-other-models.627172/

    They are now available at Ricambi USA, but do basic faultfinding first. I would start a new message thread on this rather than spoiling your intro thread.

    Unfortunately, buying a car with low miles (aka "garage queen") comes with its risks.
     
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  13. Suffyk

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    Thanks @Qavion ! Yes, it is. Thank you for the link.
     
  14. 355dreamer

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    Congrats. That’s a perfect spec.
     
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  15. Julia

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    Fantastic looking car. Congratulations!
     
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  16. 308 GTB

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    Pretty car your F355 Spider. Congratulations! Drive it in good health.
     
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