We are pleased to offer US model 2000 Ferrari 360 Challenge car s/n 119356. When introduced in the year 2000, the 360 Challenge car was a full factory-built racing car, unlike the earlier 348 and 355 Challenge cars which used a dealer-installed ‘challenge upgrade’ kit. Thanks to an all-new lightweight aluminum space-frame and an all-new alloy Pininfarina body, the 360 was 130 lbs lighter than the earlier 355 Challenge cars. The power came from the then-new 3.6 liter V8, with a flat plane crankshaft and titanium connecting rods, which produced 410 hp at an impressive 8,500 rpm. The 360 Challenge cars featured a stripped-down, race-oriented interior with a single carbon fiber racing seat and FIA approved five-point seat belts, a full roll cage and a fire suppression system. The street car’s adaptive suspension was replaced by adjustable racing dampers, Brembo brake calipers with floating 2-piece discs, cooling ducts, and Bosch ABS software. The instrument cluster was reworked with an easier-to-read monochrome LCD to display vital engine data. All of the 360 Challenge cars were fitted with the paddle shifter gearbox. Ferrari then also added a much lighter and free flowing exhaust system, all together making for a seriously fast and well balanced race car.
Today 360 Challenge car s/n 119356 is eligible for a multitude of track events for retired Challenge cars such as a low-cost entry to Ferrari’s new Club Competizioni GT series. For those more serious about racing, the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour is billed by the SCCA as the pinnacle of championship road racing in North America. The SCCA’s GT-X class is specifically designed for older Challenge and GT3 cars and the SCCA’s ITX (Improved Touring unlimited) is another option, as well as any of the HSR or NASA race weekends. The 360 is also eligible to run in those special events that take you to the most iconic tracks in America, such as the Daytona Classic, which features four one-hour races within a 24 hour period of time, the Sebring classic with three one-hour races and the Spring Classic at Laguna Seca. The Challenge 360 s/n 119356 presents extremely well overall with nice paint, by race car standards. There is a small “ouch” on the lower right side of the front spoiler and minor rock chips on the lower spoiler and rocker panels just behind the front wheels. The hood, deck lid, and doors open and shut easily with excellent factory panel gaps and consistent bumper to body fit. The BBS wheels are in very good condition with no notable damage to the surfaces or edges. The glass and trim show well. The lighting and lenses show no significant chips or marks, all of which appear to be original equipment. The interior of the car is user-friendly and is now fitted with a pair of Challenge carbon-fiber seats and five-point Schroth seat belts, giving the new owner a chance to truly terrify his passenger at track day events. The roll cage padding and the inner carbon fiber door panels are all in generally good condition. Overall the car presents as a nice example of a track-appropriate car, with no evidence of significant damage to the body or interior features which can often be found in cars with long competition histories. Under the hood, the innovative 360 V8 displays excellent castings, correct factory housings and all original equipment. The condition of the engine compartment is generally very good, appearing clean and properly preserved. The underside of the car shows the expected signs of track use with minor surface scratches to the aerodynamically trimmed pans and wear marks in the jacking recesses, but no visual evidence of structural compromise. 360 Challenge s/n 119356 comes with an extra set of wheels and a brand new AIM MXS 1.2 Dash data logger system, which gives lap times, displays the gear you are in, shows your speed, and has LED warning lights to help with shift points. Needless to say the AIM Dash and data logger is a big improvement over the original 360s dash, which is now twenty-year old technology. Also has an integrated AIM smarty cam which automatically overlays all your essential track data including speed, RPM, lap number, gear shifts, and more which allows one to fully customize your on-track videos, which can be watched over and over again as a learning tool.
360 Challenge s/n 119356 has had one owner since 2008 and so has a detailed service history for the last twelve years. In 2014 s/n 119356 was serviced by F.A.I., (Francorchamps of America), 935 Sunset, Costa Mesa. The engine was removed for major service work including: new cam belts; two new camshaft variators (variable exhaust cam timing controls); two new hydraulic belt tensioners assemblies; two new ignition coils; new power steering tank; all new engine bay hoses; new left side engine electronic harness; stripped and powder coated the rear frame when the engine was out. New engine mounts were installed; replace firewall material; rebuild alternator; replace rear engine bay glassand a flush and change of all fluids. Total invoice $27,092.48.
360 Challenge s/n 119339 is currently being serviced by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA and will be delivered with a current safety inspection, a pre-sale inspection report, a check of the electronics, all new fluids including the power steering fluid plus new cam-belts and tensioners. The leakdown and compression were just checked and are near perfect. E-mail us for a copy of the inspection report and invoice. As one might expect, sitting behind the wheel getting ready to go on track is an adrenaline inducing experience. The engine erupts to a strong idle and revs freely. The 3.6 liter V8 gives remarkable acceleration with astonishing shift points, incredible traction and great braking, making for a car with substantial capability, even in the hands of lesser experienced enthusiasts and race car drivers. While certainly a highly responsive car with 175 mph plus speed and legendary agility, once a few laps have passed, the car becomes a genuine delight, light, easy to drive and user-friendly, pushing you to test the next level of your driving skills. This is a highly event eligible, factory-built race car with extensively honed specifications based on Ferraris many decades of GT victories! The Ferrari 360 Challenge is a wallet-friendly entry into Ferrari GT Racing and is, for the first-time club racer, a serious factory built and sorted competition machine. Priced to sell at $59,950.
2000, sold new by Ferrari of Central Florida to Chris James, San Francisco. Red/black. Engine # F131B *56816* 2000, 29 April at the Pikes Peak Ferrari Challenge race with Chris James, race # 21, DNFed. 2000, 19 May, at the Friday Road Atlanta Ferrari Challenge race with Chris James, race # 21, 10th Overall. 2000, 20 May, at the Saturday Road Atlanta Ferrari Challenge race with Chris James, race # 21, 14th Overall. 2000, 21 May, at the Sunday Road Atlanta Ferrari Challenge endurance race with Chris James, race # 21, 2nd Overall. 2000, 18 June, at the Montreal Ferrari Challenge endurance race with Chris James, race # 21, 12th Overall. 2008, with DC Motors, Costa Mesa. 2008, sold to Eric Hamman, who never used it. 2008, sold to John Saroyan, kept at Spring Mountain racetrack. Has an electronic AIM dash and a Smarty cam. 2008, 20 Nov., serviced by Fast Cars, 630 Mary Ann Drive Redondo Beach. Cam-belt service. Remove under-tray. New cam belts and all new accessory belts. Change oil, filters, Fit passenger side seat belts. Install new tires. Total invoice $6,501.19 2009, 22 June., serviced by Fast Cars, 630 Mary Ann Drive Redondo Beach. Remove all under-trays. replace clutch seals. Clear all codes with SD2 computer. Test F1 shifter. 2010, 24 June, serviced by Fast Cars, 630 Mary Ann Drive Redondo Beach. Remove under-tray. New clutch, new pressure plate and new throw-out bearing; all fluids changed, new engine rear main seal. Reprogram dash for self- learn. Total invoice $5,964.41 2013, new oil filter and oil additive supplied by Ferrari of Newport Beach. Total invoice $207.51 2013, 05 Oct., serviced by F.A.I., (Francorchamps of America), 935 Sunset, Costa Mesa. Remove all suspension arms, all new suspension bushings, align and corner weight the car. Total invoice $15,261.75 2014, 12 July, serviced by F.A.I., (Francorchamps of America), 935 Sunset, Costa Mesa. Engine-out major service. New cam belts; Two new variators (variable exhaust cam timing controls); two new hydraulic belt tensioners; two new ignition coils; new power steering tank; all new engine bay hoses; new left side engine electronic harness; strip and powder coat rear frame with engine out. New engine mounts; replace firewall material; rebuild alternator; replace rear engine bay glass; all fluids. Total invoice $27,092.48 2015, 12 June, new AIM Data Acquisition system installed by Renegade Hybrids, 4640 S. Valley View, Suite D, Las Vegas, NV, 89103. Total invoice $8,000.00
2020, Sept., serviced by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA with a current safety inspection, a pre-sale inspection report,
a check of the electronics, all new fluids including the power steering fluid, plus new cam-belts and new tensioners. The
leakdown and compression are near perfect. E-mail us for a copy of the inspection report and invoice.