1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge #111648

Lot Number: 710

1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge #111648

Competitive F355 Challenge car from long-term storage at a very realistic guide.

There is a Sale Room Notice on this lot, please read this before placing a bid

  • Sold for: £66,375

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 4th June, 2022 at 2.00pm BST at Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    Rosso Corsa

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    LHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    T251 LJW

  • Odometer Reading

    ODOMETER READING
    28920 KM

SALE ROOM NOTICE

Recent service (including belts and brakes refurbished), new battery. Spare front and rear bumper and fast fill fuel filter included

SUMMARY

Competitive F355 Challenge car from long-term storage at a very realistic guide.

DESCRIPTION

In 1995, Ferrari introduced a race-ready F355 Challenge model designed for use specifically in the Ferrari Challenge Series. The bespoke model was created by starting with a standard Ferrari F355 Berlinetta and modifying it with a $30,000 factory-to-dealer supplied kit. Initially in 1995, the cars were supplied with factory fitted cage mounts and without carpets, however, each year, the cars arrived with more and more factory fitted race parts, culminating in 1998 with full-evolution cars which were supplied as virtually complete race cars.

The factory modifications were more substantial than the 348 Challenge and the engine, gearbox and shock-absorbers were sealed with special tags to prevent unauthorised alterations. The factory fitted modifications included a roll-cage, racing bucket seats, manual radiator fan control and upgraded fans, competition steering wheel, competition clutch, upgraded 14" Brembo brakes (carried over from the F40), solid suspension bushes, competition springs and brake cooling ducts amongst a number of other detail changes from the base car. The F355 'Challenge' shares the same engine and physical dimensions as the original car and 108 cars in total were produced, all with the six-speed manual transmission

Offered here is one of the original factory Ferrari F355 Challenge cars finished in Rosso Corsa. The first owner was Eberhard Jung who competed in the Ferrari F355 Challenge in Europe in 1999. It was sold to Mathias Korff who also competed in the Challenge in 2000 prior to being imported to the UK in 2001 and used in competition by Witt Gamski. It was subsequently purchased by our vendor in 2007 and used by him that year in the Ferrari Open Challenge and prepared by renowned Ferrari Specialist Paul Witts. The Ferrari was then put into long-term storage but has been run since, however, it would be advisable to go through basic recommissioning before a start up.

The registration number R1 REH does not accompany the car.

Please note- there are two sets of spare wheels and tyres available by separate negotiation.

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
710
Make
FERRARI
Model
F355 CHALLENGE
Registration Number
T251 LJW
MOT Expiry
01/01/2007
Chassis Number
ZFFXR41BOOO111648
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Rosso Corsa

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Lionel.

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