Open Roads, August | Lot 199
2001 Ferrari 360 Modena F1
$70,000 - $80,000 USD | Not Sold
| Bozeman, Montana
28 July - 4 August 2021
- The first production Ferrari to be constructed entirely in aluminum
- Single ownership until 2019
- Less than 49,200 miles showing on odometer at cataloguing time
- Finished in attractive and uncommon color combination of Grigio Alloy over cream leather
- Accompanied by factory books, tool kit, and service invoices
The 360 Modena was a clean-sheet design that anticipated trends for future Ferrari road cars. It was the first production Ferrari to be constructed entirely in aluminum. Chassis, body shell, and suspension wishbones were all made from the lightweight material. This allowed engineers to provide the best overall performance and handling ever achieved in a mid-engine Ferrari up to that point. The chassis was designed by Ferrari and built in collaboration with Alcoa. This partnership was able to create a structure that was 40 percent stronger in structural rigidity while also achieving a 28-percent weight reduction compared to the previous 355. The suspension mounting points are one-piece castings and the chassis was assembled on a CNC workstation, the same technique used for the F50.
The 360 Modena was the 163rd Ferrari to be designed by Pininfarina and combines elements of classic Ferraris, such as the 268SP, 250LM and Dino. The 360 Modena was also the first modern Ferrari to display the longitudinally mounted V-8 engine under a glass cover, a feature which persists to this day on the F8 Tributo.
The 360 Modena offered here benefits from single ownership until 2019. It appears to have been sold new at Ferrari of San Diego and imported into Canada by Brian Jessel Ferrari, Vancouver, British Columbia. It is finished in the attractive and uncommon color combination of Grigio Alloy over cream leather and shows less than 49,200 miles on the odometer as of cataloguing time. The 3.6-liter V-8 engine is mated to Ferrari’s F1 six-speed automated manual transmission.
In October of 2018, the timing belt, accessory belts, and various tensioners were replaced by Ferrari of Vancouver, according to accompanying service invoices. In August 2020, the consignor—the car’s third owner—had the camshaft seals and valve-cover gaskets replaced and new Michelin Pilot Sport tires mounted by Company of Cars in Vancouver.
This well documented and cared for 360 Modena is accompanied by factory books and a Ferrari-branded flashlight in a leather case, tool kit, service invoices, Ferrari-branded fire extinguisher, and tire-repair canister.