Driving home for Christmas: ex-Chris Rea Ferrari F355 the ultimate festive treat

Published: 14 December 2023 Updated: 14 December 2023

► Chris Rea Ferrari F355 Berlinetta for sale
► On the market at Bell Sport & Classic
► 1995 F355 in Blu Scuro Micalizzato

What are you driving home this Christmas? Discerning car fans might want to check out this delightful 1995 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta up for sale at marque specialist Bell Sport & Classic in Hertfordshire, UK.

It was originally owned by musician Chris Rea, a known petrolhead and fan of the marque, who bought the car direct from Maranello Sales. The 28-year-old supercar is finished in Blu Scuro Micalizzato paint over a hide interior in Crema and the car has been given a comprehensive refresh by the dealership’s team.

With just 25,500 miles on the odometer, the F355 is one of the earliest examples and benefits from the original Mono pre-airbag steering wheel and Bosch 2.7 Motronic fuel injection, rumoured to add as much as 30bhp to the outputs, according to the garage. 

Ferrari F355: preparing for its 30th anniversary

Bell Sport & Classic managing director Tim Kearns said: ‘This sale represents a rare opportunity to acquire the 355 everyone wants: an early right-hand drive, 2.7 Motronic, non-airbag, manual Berlinetta in a timeless specification. The model also has a compelling backstory, purchased new by noted Ferrari collector, Chris Rea.

Ferrari F355 interior

‘In terms of design, technical innovation, performance, and handling, the F355 easily eclipsed the competition when it was launched and still offers a beguiling and wholly immersive driving experience today. As the F355 reaches its 30th anniversary, it also represents an astute investment.’

Investment? Pah! Sounds like the perfect Christmas present to us…

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words