By   April 11, 2014

Ferrari F355

The Ferrari F355 Represents Good Value for a Prancing Horse

In the mid-90’s Ferrari replaced the 348 with the F355. The new mid-engined V8 powered Italian sports car turned heads for its improved performance over the outgoing model.

The engine was more powerful than the 348 and managed a very nice 375 horsepower. While by today’s high standards that doesn’t seem like a lot of power, in the 90’s that was more than anybody thought you would ever need (except for maybe Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor).

When first released the Ferrari F355 started at $130,000, but as time and depreciation have set in, it is now one of the more affordable Ferraris.

The F355 is available in three different body styles. The Coupe (a.k.a. Berlinetta), Targa (a.k.a. GTS) and the Convertible (a.k.a. Spider). All offer good performance with the Berlinetta being a little quicker than the others, but the GTS and Spider giving the option for open-air driving.

Prices of the F355 appear to have dropped about as much as they are going to. This makes them a good buy at this point as you are not likely to loose money on depreciation.

Of course with any used Ferrari a pre-purchase inspection is a must. If you don’t get one you run the risk of spending a small fortune in repair bills. Since it is an Italian sports car wearing the Prancing Horse, expect to pay a premium for parts and service.

Remember to try and buy the best F355 that you can afford as this will save money in the long run.

From our research the current market value of one of these cars is below. Remember that depending on condition, mileage and year this price could be higher or lower, but this is the average range.

1994-1999 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta prices range from $30,000-$70,000.
1994-1999 Ferrari F355 GTS prices range from $32,000-$75,000.
1995-1999 Ferrari F355 Spider prices range from $35,000-$80,000.

Picture Source: Chris J. Moffett

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