Overall condition: Excellent
Number of owners: 4
History: Part service history
MOT: 20th June 2023
First produced in 1999, the 360 ushered in the next wave of Ferrari, ready for the new millennia. The 360 stormed onto the scene, introducing an all-new aluminium frame, a new 3.6L V8, and fresh styling courtesy of Pininfarina. The 360 would initially only be available in Modena form until the Spider variant was later unveiled at the 2000 Geneva Motor Show.
With safety being a large concern for Ferrari’s designers, the 360 Spider actually differs rather significantly from the Modena variant. The convertible features roll bars, strengthened sills, a reinforced floor pan, and a strengthened windscreen frame. The Spider also showcases larger side air intakes, to account for the space occupied by the folding roof.
Today, the 360 still stands out from Ferrari’s lineup, offering what is arguably a more user-friendly supercar, perfectly capable of both daily use and spirited track action if desired. As such, well-maintained examples such as this very car are becoming highly sought after and considerably rarer in today’s market.
Few colour combinations in the automotive world are quite as iconic as a cream interior, and Rosso Corsa paintwork. It’s a colour that dates back to the early days of motorsport when it was customary for Italian racecars to sport Rosso Corsa, similar to British cars being finished in racing green. Today, the colour has become synonymous with Ferrari, and is of course, highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
As the images reflect, the Rosso Corsa paintwork on this gorgeous Ferrari 360 is in great condition for its age, with only a few minor blemishes. High-impact areas like behind the front wheels and to the rear of the side skirts still sport paint protection film and have likely saved the paint underneath from one of two stray stones.
There are signs of minor stone rash and slight lacquer peel to the front of the vehicle, although this is to be expected with the age and use on modern roads. There are also a pair of minor chips to the paintwork where the roof typically sits, and a few imperfections noticeable upon close inspection. That being said, this 360 Spider is seemingly only a few touchups and a machine polish away from showing off a finish rivalling its younger days.
Complementing the striking red paintwork, are a set of 18” 5-spoke alloys, which look fantastic against the yellow brake calipers behind. The wheels are in excellent condition for their age, seemingly showing only minor imperfections, and come wrapped in pairs of Pirelli, and Bridgestone tyres with tread left to enjoy. It should be noted that one wheel is currently missing a Ferrari dust cap, although a replacement can likely be sourced without much hassle.
Details and badging around the exterior present themselves in a similar condition, with seemingly only the lower Pininfarina badges showing noticeable signs of wear. Lights and glass are clear and appear to be free from any significant damage. The black soft top also is in excellent condition, folding away without a hitch, and offering a water-tight seal.
Similar to the car’s desirable interior & exterior colour combination, a mid-engined V8 and 6-speed manual gearbox truly is a match made in heaven. The pairing sends just shy of 400bhp to the rear wheels, resulting in a very spirited and thoroughly enjoyable driving experience.
Buyers will be pleased to know that this particular example fires up immediately and is said to perform without fault. Although the included service booklet only shows a total of 6 stamps, the current keeper informs us that the vehicle has been serviced at regular intervals by a local specialist.
Also included alongside the service booklet, is a great selection of invoices that detail previous maintenance and repairs. Perhaps the most significant of which is an invoice dated 6/9/2022 for a new clutch, release bearing and cambelt. Otherwise, it would seem that this superb convertible has required only regular consumables, belt changes, and the aforementioned servicing.
With no known faults to mention and a recent new clutch, this Ferrari 360 Spider is more than ready to be enjoyed by the lucky new keeper.
Seemingly aiming to provide a driver-focussed environment, this 360 Spider shows off a very practical interior, without the need for unnecessary luxuries. As you would perhaps expect given the mileage of the vehicle, the cream interior presents itself in excellent condition, with only a few minor signs of age.
Both leather seats reflect excellent build quality, and plenty of care, now showing only minimal signs of wear. Carpeting throughout the vehicle follows suit, although the red mats over top would perhaps benefit from a light detail. Both the shift knob and 3-spoke steering wheel also show only absolute minimal signs of wear, very much in line with the displayed mileage.
In fact, some of the only significant signs of use can be found with the kick plates, and the driver’s door card, which shows a number of scuffs and imperfections to the lower brushed metal section. That being said, a great deal of this would likely be alleviated by a good detail and a dash of TLC.
Overall, the cabin presents itself in excellent condition for its age, and certainly within keeping of the mileage. There are minor imperfections present, but hardly anything that detracts from the overall function or form whilst driving.
The Ferrari 360 presents a superb balance of performance, style and comfort. It’s a vehicle perfectly suited to regular use, yet remains more than capable out on the race track or twisty B road. This 360 Spider is presented today in excellent condition, showing off the ever-desirable cream leather and Rosso Corsa paintwork combination, with flaw-free mechanical health on top.
As such, this Ferrari 360 Spider presents a fantastic investment opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts alike, and will no doubt impress its lucky new owner.
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