2004 FERRARI 360 CHALLENGE STRADALE

KEY FACTS

  • Believed to have a one-off factory specification, this limited-run track-focused supercar is in superb condition with low mileage.
  • Under the engine lid is a 3.6-litre ‘Tipo F131’ naturally aspirated V8, which produces 420bhp at 8,500rpm, coupled to a six-speed ‘F1’ automated transmission with paddle shift
  • Among the very last examples of the Challenge Stradale built; this car was delivered new to Japan, and was imported to and re-registered in the UK in 2015.
  • It is supported by an excellent maintenance history, with the most recent cambelt service completed in 2020.



 EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • The online Challenge Stradale registry has accounted for 859 of the 1,288 cars built, and this is the only known example in Blu Mirabeau. It is also one of only 13 known cars in the VIN range of 140xxx, which mark the very last batch produced.
  • The bodywork is accented by a factory-applied NART-style racing stripe as well as factory Scuderia Ferrari wing shields.
  • Its special order factory features also include cream and blue leather upholstery, a blue leather upper dashboard with cream stitching, and a cream lower dashboard with blue stitching. The steering wheel also features blue leather for the top section with a black 12 o’clock marker.
  • The car has extended Alcantara across the rear firewall and sill covers, plus a blue leather-trimmed roll bar, and Becker Mexico CD radio head unit.
  • When DK Engineering imported the car to the UK in 2015, it was equipped with an aftermarket sports exhaust system, which they duly replaced with the correct genuine Challenge Stradale exhaust boxes and silencers as part of their preparation for sale.
  • Accompanying the car is the original book pack, including the stamped service record, showing five maintenance visits in Japan and four in the UK. There are also recent invoices on file totalling more than £18,000. The unused Ferrari tool kit is also present, along with the original tyre sealant in its packaging, the Ferrari-branded Maglite torch, and two Ferrari keys plus three alarm fobs (including the red master).

CONDITION

  • No known prior bodywork damage.
  • Its paintwork is in generally excellent condition. Minor stone chips are visible on the front bumper, and there is a tiny touched-in blemish on the leading edge of the nearside headlight where the Perspex meets the body. In 2018, some grounding-out scuffing was identified underneath the front bumper, so this was touched up and skid plates were fitted to prevent reoccurrence. A couple of other minor scrapes are present on the bottom corners of the front bumper, with a small touch-up near the offside wheel arch, and there are two small scratches below the nearside door lock.
  • The vendor also notes minor delamination of the protection film at the top edge of the offside door mirror, a small chip on the black lip just above the rear diffuser, and a minor scrape on the offside front wheel.
  • At the bottom of the clear Lexan engine cover on the nearside, there is a small hairline crack extending around 12mm below a screw, possibly from where it has been overtightened prior to the current ownership. It has not worsened during their time with the car, so is effectively a cosmetic blemish, which does not detract from the car’s impressive appearance.
  • The interior is in excellent condition, with only the slightest creasing on the driver’s seat outer bolster. All of the other leather and Alcantara trims are in great shape; overall, the cabin is still in truly superb order for its age.
  • There are no known electrical faults, and all of the switchgear works as it should.
  • The most recent MOT test was on 15 July 2021 at 25,252 km, which resulted in a first-time clean pass. Since it arrived in the UK in 2015, it has always passed at the first attempt, and with no advisories or defects whatsoever.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • Its last scheduled maintenance was in June 2020 at 24,823 km, with an engine oil and filter change carried out by AV Engineering (Aldous Voice), plus renewal of the timing belts, compressor control belt, water pump and generator control belt, and brake fluid. During this visit, the firmware on the engine ECUs was also updated to the latest version with the cold start misfire patch applied.
  • AV Engineering also carried out an annual service to Ferrari specifications in July 2018 at 23,391 km. This visit also involved replacement of a faulty RHD catalytic converter control station, new front lower ball joints, new rear brake light bulbs, a replacement gearbox mount and rectifying an incorrectly fitted exhaust, and a rebuild of the wiring connectors in the passenger door.
  • The timing belts were also renewed during the September 2016 service by HR Owen, when the main dealer also installed a hardwired trickle charger connection.
  • Following their importation of the car to the UK, DK Engineering renewed the clutch plate as part of their service prior to sale, and also fitted four new Pirelli P Zero Rosso tyres.                                             

Dates and mileage:

  • 24/02/2007 - 3,245 km
  • 13/09/2009 - 6,226 km
  • 11/06/2011 - 9,070 km
  • 25/07/2013 - 16,292 km
  • 12/11/2014 - 17,902 km
  • 05/11/2015 - 19,975 km
  • 29/09/2016 - 21,678 km
  • 18/07/2018 - 23,391 km
  • 23/06/2020 - 24,823 km

SUMMARY

This Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale is a superb track-focused but road-legal supercar, which is believed to be the only example that left the factory in special order Blu Mirabeau paintwork. Added to its bespoke interior and desirable options, the specification is almost certainly a one-off, and as such will appeal to collectors and driving enthusiasts alike. With intoxicating performance, deft handling, and one of Maranello’s most sensational exhaust notes, it is bound to delight its next owner, whether they choose to enjoy it on the street or the circuit.

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Car Overview

  • 25,236 km / 15,680 miles
  • automatic
  • LHD
  • Blu Mirabeau (FER. 525)
  • Crema / Blue
  • 3.6L
  • VINZFFDT57J000140149


Lot Overview

  • Lot #04878
  • private Sale
  • Horsham, West Sussex , United Kingdom

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