Lot 260a - 1990 Ferrari 348TB
|Odometer reading||27,400 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £26,000|
|Result||Sold - £25,200|
The Ferrari 348 is a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive V8 powered two-seat sports car replacing the 328 in 1989 and continuing until 1995. Badged 348TB for the coupé (Berlinetta) and 348TS (Spider) for the targa versions, it features a naturally aspirated 3.4 litre version of the quad-cam, four valve per cylinder engine which was originally found in the 288GTO. As with its predecessors, the model number was derived from this configuration with the first two digits being the displacement and the third being the number of cylinders. The engine, which produced 300bhp, was mounted longitudinally and coupled to a transverse manual gearbox similar to the Mondial T with which the 348 shared many components. The 'T' in the model name TB and TS refers to the transverse position of the gearbox. The 348 was equipped with a dry-sump oil system to prevent oil starvation at high speeds and during hard cornering. The oil level can only be accurately checked on the dip-stick when the motor is running due to this setup. The 348 was also fitted with adjustable ride height suspension and a removable rear subframe to speed up the removal of the engine for maintenance.
This much loved and cherished Ferrari 348TB has only had two owners from new and has only covered 27,500 miles. Supplied with sports exhaust, race pedals and Scuderia shields to the front wings, this Ferrari has been very well maintained throughout its life and comes with a full and complete service history including eight cam belt changes; the last of which was carried out in April 2012. The 348TB is finished in Rosso Corsa with unmarked Tan leather interior and red carpets, supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires 10th April 2013, a complete handbook pack, an unused tool kit and a file containing all the service invoices and old MoT test certificates. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a low mileage, unmolested example of the prancing horse marque.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.