1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge

Preparation and support of the cars was to be done by local Ferrari dealers, but drivers soon discovered that all dealers were not equal


The 1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge described here has been in the same ownership in Spain since new. It was last campaigned during the 1998-99 season, when it competed in the Spanish GT Championship, raced by the Darro Motor Racing Team and the noted driver Gines Vivancos, the overall winner of the 2003 Spanish GT Championship. The car then was retired from competitive racing. Still maintained by the Darro Motor Racing Team, it was kept in perfect working order and used by the team for demonstrations and test days.

Presented in full race preparation and livery, the F355 features a 6-speed manual transmission, correct for the F355 Challenge. The interior appears complete and correct and includes a red racing seat, full roll cage, Momo leather-wrapped racing steering wheel, and the correct F355 Challenge dashboard. Like all F355 Challenges, it has seen competition, but the vehicle has been well-kept and professionally maintained.

Well suited for continued amateur racing outings, this wonderfully presented F355 Challenge represents a rare breed of exclusive factory-prepared Ferrari racing cars, offered here at a very reasonable price.

Steve Ahlgrim

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Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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