Estimation 140,000 – 180,000 €
5. Februar 2021 – All details about the auction HERE at artcurial.com
French title, Chassis n° ZFFPA41B000101338
– Continuous history and same owner for last 21 years
– Genuine ” competition-client “
– Just 18 700 km
– Ex Frederico Fritz d’Orey, Ex Maxime Bochet
This F355 Challenge, first registered on 2 March 1995, is one of 109 examples of the F129 AB version intended to compete in the championship set up by Ferrari in 1993 for the 348 Challenge. This French car was delivered new to the Ferrari dealer Daverat in Bayonne for Maxime Bochet, a driver from Pao, who used it to compete with good results in the Ferrari Challenge for three seasons.
The car was then sold in 1997 to Frederico ” Fritz ” d’Orey, the former Brazilian driver who made a name for himself in Formula Junior and also raced a Maserati 250 F in Formula 1 Grand Prix. It was during his ownership that the rare 1998 Season Kit was installed by Pozzi, improving the car’s performance. Unfortunately, health problems prevented ” Fritz ” from enjoying the Ferrari and two years later, having completed just a few laps on the circuit, he sold the F355 Challenge to the current owner, when the mileage was 9 200 km. The current owner, a gentleman driver, put the car to good use and took part notably in a round of the GT FIA Championship at Magny Cours in 2000.
For the last few years, the car has only been driven on the track for club outings and training sessions. Superb in its ” Rosso Corsa ” livery, the current mileage is just 18 750 km and the car remains in its original Challenge F355 configuration. The cockpit is fitted with a sturdy roll-cage and two bucket seats with six-point OMP harnesses. Beneath the lightweight aluminium bonnet, the V8 remains capable of delivering nearly 400 bhp, at a screaming 8250 rpm. Lovingly looked after, our example has benefitted from regular maintenance carried out by the owner’s mechanic. Very recently, the wheels have been repainted and the windscreen replaced. The extensive folder with the car includes copies of old registration documents, invoices, MOTs and technical manuals.
Our example comes with a large supply of spares, details of which are available on request, and these can be collected from the owner’s home. After a major service that includes the fitting of new timing belts and four new tyres, our ” Challenge “, complete with transparent history, will be ready to take to the track once more. It offers a unique opportunity to drive a powerful ” competition client ” either on the road or the track. In short, the best of both worlds.