The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 135
2002 Ferrari 360 Spider

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2002 Ferrari 360 Spider


• Incredible performance with a 175 MPH top speed
• Aluminum space frame chassis is 40% lighter than steel
• Electrically operated hard top
• 400 HP V-8 engine is visible through the clear engine cover

3.6-litre V-8 engine, 395 HP, six-speed automatic F1 gearbox, four-wheel independent coil spring suspension, four-wheel power disc brakes; wheelbase: 102

The Ferrari 360 Spider, Ferrari's twentieth road-going convertible, was unveiled at the 2000 Geneva Motor Show. Ferrari partnered with Alcoa to produce an entirely new all aluminum space-frame chassis that was 40% stiffer than the previous F355 which had utilized steel. The design was 28% lighter despite a 10% increase in overall dimensions, and the new Pininfarina body styling deviated from the previous decade's sharp angles and flip-up headlights. The 360 was designed with a convertible variant in mind; since removing the roof of a coupe reduces the torsional rigidity, the Spider was built for strength in the sills, stiffened in the floor pan, and it features a redesigned windscreen frame. Ferrari was also able to increase passenger safety by adding the standard equipment roll bars.

Performance specs are impressive on this incredible Ferrari - 12.9 second quarter mile at 110 MPH, and a 175 MPH top speed - Formula 1 performance all while surrounded by Connolly leather. By using light alloys for its body panels, engine, gearbox, suspension, and chassis structure, Ferrari created an ultra-light chassis for their 3.6L/400-horsepower cinquevalvole (five valves per cylinder) V-8, which screams to a lofty 8500 rpm. This particular Ferrari has the F1 six-speed automatic gearbox, plus a set of the optional two-piece modular alloy wheels. It has been garage kept in an impressive collection for many years and only driven for maintenance and to impressive.

The fit and finish of the body is impeccable, with lovely straight panels and deep lustrous Grigio Alloy paint highlighting the Pininfarina design. The leather interior features power seats, power windows, power locks, and power mirrors, with AM/FM/CD stereo and an adjustable steering wheel. Open air motoring is just a push-button away; this 360 brings the best of both worlds to the table, because a quiet and dry hardtop stands ready if inclement weather arises. If youve ever wanted a well-sorted, low mileage Ferrari, this 360 is an impressive blend of classic and modern features, with a connected driving experience like few other vehicles.

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