This is my first Ferrari purchase. I've done some research, but I'm frustrated by the confliciting answers I've received to my queries.
I'm VERY interested in a 1995 Roso Barchetta/Beige Interior. My
only conerrn is the improvements made in subsequent years.
Can anyone tell me what they are, and in their opinion their
The one that comes to my mind is the premature valve-guide wear issues with '95's. This would be a significant issue.
This was a factory recall and would've been performed when the car was taken in for major servicing. So the likelyhood it would've be done to the majority of '95's is good, since seven years have past and between then and now, I should hope most have seen a major service.
If its a garage-queen, or well-driven, ask and see records that it has been done (regardless of mileage).
The 95's run two mass airflow sensors as opposed to the 1 by the later years. The 95's also have OBDI as opposed to the OBDII that the later years have. This resulted in the 95s having more power and feeling faster. The peak power is the same, but it supposedly has a broader torque curve. The 95's are supposed to sound the best too.
Thanks very much for your replies. I purchased the 95 F355 Sypder,
Rosso Barchetta (sp?), tan interior last week. I am, of course, in awe
of the car. The sound at 7500-8000 rpms is the best "noise" I've ever heard in my life !
Ive seen 355s depending on mileage, start in the 70s (for like 30K miles).
Seeing as I own a 355 I'm somewhat impartial but I think over the 308, 328 or 348 it is hands down a better car. The rule I was always taught was buy as new a car as you can afford, technology marches forward and these cars have done nothing but benefit from it.