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Just 27,696 miles with an overall condition to match Good service history and a complete book-pack, tool roll and key set A striking combination of Argento Nurburgring paintwork and Blu Scuro leather interior Optional larger (and more expensive) race seats, Scuderia wing-badges and red brake calipers All important manual gearbox with evocative open-gate At the Geneva Show in March 1999, as a replacement for their much-admired F355, Ferrari introduced the 360 Modena to critical acclaim and, not unsurprisingly, within weeks there was a two-year waiting list. The 355 was a tough act to follow, but the 360 was rather special: its all-aluminium construction (a first for Ferrari) was revolutionary, resulting in a much lighter car along with increased rigidity (40% lighter than the 355’s steel platform but also nearly 30% cent stiffer), whilst also improving the under-body aerodynamics using knowledge gained from Ferrari’s F1 programme. All this combined with the flowing Pininfarina lines, computer-controlled suspension, greater power than its predecessor, and considerably greater torque - immediately made its predecessor, the excellent 355, feel outmoded. The Modena also saw a new word introduced into Ferrari reviews: reliability. The engineering had been more thoroughly thought through, and this was (and still is) reflected in lower servicing costs than for earlier mid-engined Prancing Horses. Higher levels of quality too, meant that the 360 became one of the first truly modern Ferraris – a car you could realistically use every day. That doesn’t detract from the excitement factor, with strong performance, a searing engine note and very capable chassis. The car presented here is a 2000 Ferrari 360 Modena with the all-important manual gearbox. It was supplied new through ‘Graypaul Ferrari Birmingham’ and looks particularly striking in Argento Nurburgring paintwork with a Blu Scuro leather interior. As well as the manual gearbox, the car has an enviable specification including the desirable larger (and much more expensive) race seats, Scuderia wing-badges and red brake calipers. This wonderful example has covered just 27,696 miles and comes with an excellent service history, its original book pack (including service book), tool kit, two keys and the important red remote. The car is in pristine condition and is a real credit to our vendor who has lovingly maintained his 360 to the highest standards with no expense spared. He has owned the car for the last three years and it only comes out on dry days, hence the low mileage. The colour combination is stunning, with the luscious, dark blue leather sports seats and blue carpets complementing the bright silver coachwork beautifully. If you are in the market for an extremely well-presented 360 Modena ‘manual’ in the right colours, with some excellent history, this first-rate Ferrari may well suit perfectly.
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