F355 Challenge/GT at 24H Le Mans 1995

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F355 Challenge/GT at 24H Le Mans 1995

Post by challenger24 » Sun 26. Nov 2017, 17:17

24H Le Mans 1995 - Ferrari 355 Challenge with standard engine and heavily revised body. Drivers Giutteney/Heinkele/O'Born

Where is the car now? Chassis number?
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Re: F355 Challenge/GT at 24H Le Mans 1995

Post by challenger24 » Sun 26. Nov 2017, 17:26

Some more pictures, also in 4c?

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Re: F355 Challenge/GT at 24H Le Mans 1995

Post by challenger24 » Mon 27. Nov 2017, 10:54

Ferrari Market Letter Vol. 22: F355 GT, S/N 99623 (1994). Red. Raced in European GT (BPR) series 1995 and 1996, participated in 1995 Le Mans qualifying. Lots of spares. This is NOT a Challenge car. Go racing in SportsCar (IMSA). Priced to sell at $145,000. Charles, France +33-494-32 72 29; fax +33-494 25 05 43 4/97

Thanks to Anselmo ;-)

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Re: F355 Challenge/GT at 24H Le Mans 1995

Post by Fernardi » Tue 2. Jan 2018, 20:36

challenger24 wrote:
Sun 26. Nov 2017, 17:17
24H Le Mans 1995 - Ferrari 355 Challenge with standard engine and heavily revised body. Drivers Giutteney/Heinkele/O'Born

Where is the car now? Chassis number?

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Yellow Racing, also at Le Mans 1996 for pre-qualifying.
Chassis 99623.
This car also competed in BPR races in 1995/96 also.

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Re: F355 Challenge/GT at 24H Le Mans 1995

Post by Fernardi » Tue 2. Jan 2018, 20:38

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Re: F355 Challenge/GT at 24H Le Mans 1995

Post by Ferracer_CA » Wed 24. Apr 2019, 04:34

I love the internet. I found this board researching this particular 355. I'm the current owner of ZFFPA41B000099623. This was called a 355BPR at the time I purchased it in 2001. I imported it to the Los Angeles area and ran it as-is until around 2003. From 2003-05 it went through complete restoration from bare chassis. New composite body panels replaced the original composite panels. (I retained one original fender) Rear decklid and roof are original to the car and original Ferrari; all other panels and doors are clip-on composite. Weighing 2580 Lbs wet, its 690 Lbs less than stock. The stock 355 had 375HP, but the modifications on this 355 improved on that. It's quite a monster- It started as a road-going 355 which a well-known agent in France developed with Factory Ferrari to campaign it the 1995-96 BPR series of 4 to 24hr endurance events and has Le Mans history-DNQ :(. I have documented 6 starts/5 finishes 1995 and 6 starts/4 finishes 1996 + DNQ Le Mans 95 and 96. It has several upgrades typical of GT2 level, including full-cage, center-lock hubs, Alcon brakes, air-jacks, engine management system, lightened engine components and racing clutch. It's 'old-school' gated shift, full-manual brakes, no power-steering, no traction control, koni racing shocks instead of factory electronic, open exhaust. Raw and F1-like wraaap, wraaap sound from lightened the 5-valve 355 engine. I drove it in 8 local club races before and 6 club events after the restoration, the last outing October 2015.
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