Manual for sure.
The 355 was the first road Ferrari with a F1 like transmission. It wasn't near as good as it is today on a 430 or 599. Slow and uncomfortable in city traffic, can eat the clutch within a few 1000's km's.
But maybe I'm justifing my own choice.
I tried both and the paddle shift is really nice but it was an F430, but kind of boring in town after a while, it’s almost like driving an automatic and it down shift automatically for you if you forget, but on a track it must be so cool!
Personally, for the paddles, I would stay away as it removes the fun factor and the 355 F1 is not as reliable as a 360 and wears clutches really fast if used in town.
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