The GTS targa is susceptible to leaks at the leading edge where the roof panel meets the windscreen's top rail. Buyers could order the targa panel in any colour, but most chose matched it to the body colour. As standard, the targa panel came in black. Roofs on the Spider are well made and insulated. Check the seats move forward automatically when the roof is being raised or lowered. The hydraulic pump that works the roof can also fail, but there's a manual override to solve this in an emergency.
The only other bodywork problem with the 355 is stone chipping. Almost every part of the front of the car is prone to this, and so are the side air intakes. Door sill plates are also prone to damage from occupants' feet and most 355 owners are happy to replace the fragile originals with aftermarket items made of carbon fibre.
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Ferrari F355 - Introduction
Ferrari F355 - Powertrain
Ferrari F355 - Rolling chassis
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