ARTCURIAL Auction – 1995 Ferrari F355 Challenge

French title
Chassis No. ZFFPA41B000101046

Estimation 150 000 – 200 000 €

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– Rare F355 Challenge with French registration
– Significant and documented recent expenses
– Exceptional track record
– The ultimate Ferrari racing car with mechanical gearbox
– Winner in 1995 and 1996 of the Challenge Ferrari Europe
– Ex-Lucien Guitteny

The model on offer is a Ferrari F355 Challenge, first registered on 2 March 1995. It was one of 109 units made of the type F129 AB. It is therefore one of the few exemples with French registration. This car has an absolutely outstanding track record, it was the Challenge Ferrari Europe West Champion in 1995 and 1996 with the talented driver Lucien Guitteny (race record available below). In the pages of Arnaud Meunier’s book “Ch.Pozzi, importateur Ferrari”, the charming French driver recalled his years in a Ferrari 355 in these terms: “We were always at the limit, at the breaker, the engines heated up a lot, but I never broke anything.”
The car was then modified to compete in the French Championship FFSA GT from 1997 to 1999, and then took part in a few competitions in the 2000s. Its previous owner bought it in 2010 for hill climbs during the seasons 2010 and 2011. It was notably raced by Jean-Pierre Jarrier during a round in Saint Gouëno. The car comes with a FFSA passport dated 18 June, 2010. This Challenge is in a “competition” configuration with its roll hoop, two Sparco bucket seats and a carbon spoiler. The engine was changed in 2011 for a similar one, which was prepared and serviced. The shock absorbers were overhauled at DA Competition.
Our collector, a passionate, like his father, about unusual Ferraris, didn’t hesitate for a second when the car was presented at Retromobile in 2017. It is worth noting that this is a 355 Challenge with one of the best track records in the world. Struck by its exceptional history, he wanted to restore the car to its former glory, and proceeded with a bodywork restoration including a check of the front part. This was done intelligently by the well-known garage Milano Racing (invoice of almost 26,000 Euros) who had the good idea of not doing a too flashy restoration and of keeping the stigmata of the competition past of the car.
Eligible in the Peter Auto Endurance Racing Legends, here is a unique opportunity to drive on the road and on the track a high performance competition Ferrari with a great track record.

Lucien Guitteny has confirmed the following results with the car:

1995 : Paul Ricard: 1st / 3rd
Spa : 1st / 1st
Zandvoort: 1st / 2nd
Donington : 3rd / 2nd
Nogaro: 1st / 2nd
Mugello : 1st / 1st

1996 : Paul Ricard: 1st / 1st
Brands Hatch : 3rd / 3rd
Spa : 1st / 1st
Zandvoort : 2nd / 1st
Donington : 2nd / 2nd
Nogaro : 1st / 1st
Mugello : 2nd / 2nd

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