This Ferrari 360 Spider is a thrilling mid-engine Italian supercar, presented in impressive cosmetic and mechanical condition. Its engine is the 3.6-litre F131 V8 engine producing 395bhp, coupled to the six-speed ‘F1’ semi-automatic transmission. The odometer indicates just 36,337 miles from new.
First registered in March 2001, this car was supplied via Maranello Sales of Tower Garage in Egham. The first owner was businessman and motorsport financier, Grahame Chilton. The current keeper has owned the car for nearly five years, and has enjoyed around 5,000 miles on the road.
The car remains almost entirely original, with the only additions to the factory specification being Ferrari Challenge grilles at the rear and in the two front air intakes, Scuderia shields applied to the wings, an upgraded stereo, and a Larini sports exhaust system.
Its bodywork is in great condition, and the gleaming Rosso Corsa paint finish has very few blemishes. There are a few stone chips at the front commensurate with the mileage, and some marks on the hood cover panel where it once failed to close correctly. The car has had a few minor sections of remedial paintwork to rectify stone chips and other imperfections in the past, but has never had a full respray. Paint protection film is still in place around the rear air ducts on the lower body.
The marks on the hood cover are not visible at all when the roof is up, and the black fabric is still in very good condition, with no rips or tears in the material. The roof mechanism has been attended to in October 2019, and now works perfectly. The car sits on the original five-spoke ‘Starfish’ alloy wheels, which are in pristine condition. Its brake discs are accented by red painted calipers.
Inside, the cabin is equipped with the electrically adjustable seats, which are upholstered in high-quality black leather and feature the ‘Daytona’ stripes in the centre panels. All of the leather remains in great shape, with no damage and very few signs of wear. Some of the original coating on the plastic switchgear and control panels has discoloured in a few places, but other buttons, such as those for the electric windows, have already been renewed.
The factory-fitted climate control is working as it should having recently been re-gassed, and the original stereo has been upgraded to an aftermarket Pioneer head unit with CD player and Bluetooth connectivity. At the front, the luggage compartment is in very good condition, and the factory toolkit is present and complete.
With the exception of 2003, this 360 Spider has visited a workshop every year from new for an annual service and other maintenance work. Up until 2010, this was at either Maranello Egham or Graypaul, and since then at Ferrari specialists Autofficina and Rardley Motors.
The last scheduled maintenance was in October 2019 at 36,309 miles, carried out by Rardley Motors in Surrey. This consisted of a full annual service, as well as renewal of the track rods and ball joint dust covers, and repairs to the roof mechanism.
Prior to this, it was seen in November 2018 at Autofficina to replace both ECUs, and in July 2018 for an annual service and renewal of the clutch bleeder block, which is another common wear item on the Ferrari 360. The cambelts were last replaced less than 3,000 miles ago in June 2016.
The most recent MOT test was on 17 October 2019 at 36,323 miles, which resulted in a clean pass with no advisories. In fact, each of the previous five MOT tests, covering more than 5,000 miles of road use, were all first-time passes with no warnings or alerts whatsoever. The alloy wheels are fitted with a set of Bridgestone Potenza tyres, which are around five years old and remain in good condition.
The car is accompanied by all of the original books and literature in the tan leather wallet, including the stamped guarantee and maintenance record. All invoices from the last 10 years are also present, and some from even earlier than that. The original Certificate of Conformity from Ferrari is also included.
This Ferrari 360 Spider F1 is an exciting and exotic supercar, which benefits from a timeless factory specification. Being able to drop the roof down to listen to the sonorous naturally aspirated V8 makes this even more tempting than the Modena coupe, and the full-throated Larini system fitted to this car makes it even better. This is a superb example of the breed, and would make a great addition to any collection.
Summary of service history:
- 6 Mar 2002 - 1,746 miles
- 23 Apr 2004 - 5,550 miles (inc. cambelts)
- 23 Mar 2005 - 8,541 miles
- 20 Feb 2006 - 10,860 miles
- 19 Feb 2007 - 11,317 miles
- 4 Feb 2008 - 11,825 miles (inc. cambelts)
- 27 Apr 2009 - 13,073 miles
- 29 Apr 2010 - 18,097 miles
- 5 May 2011 - 21,161 miles
- 16 Jun 2012 - 23,950 miles
- 21 Jun 2013 - 27,456 miles (inc. cambelts)
- 12 Jun 2014 - 29,652 miles
- 27 Jul 2015 - 31,098 miles
- 29 Jun 2016 - 33,797 miles (inc. cambelts)
- Jun 2017 - 34,185 miles
- Jun 2018 - 36,123 miles
- 16 Oct 2019 - 36,309 miles