Lot 156 - 1993 Ferrari 348 Spider
|Estimate||£38,000 - £46,000|
|Result||Sold - £40,320|
The Ferrari 348 was a mid-engined, rear wheel drive, V8 powered two-seater replacing the 328 in 1989 and continuing until 1995. Badged 348 TB for the coupé (Berlinetta) and 348 TS (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 348 was equipped with a dry-sump oil system to prevent oil starvation at high speeds and during hard cornering. It was also fitted with adjustable ride height suspension and a removable rear subframe to speed up the removal of the engine for maintenance.
One of only 68 righthand drive Spiders imported to the UK, this beautiful Chiaro Blue with Crema leather example has benefitted from a major service this year including the all-important cambelts. A bill for the service is included in the car’s fantastic service history and shows what the car has gone through during that service. Indeed, it fires up on the button and runs beautifully, even from cold. The comprehensive history file contains service and maintenance records chronologically filed for reference and the service book demonstrates a consistent and responsible approach to maintenance which is full to capacity, to the extent that the back cover is now being used to record the details with 17 overall stamps. Whilst the mileage is shown at 4,499 miles, the 348’s were notorious for speedo head failures and this car indeed suffered from that. The mileage stands currently at 49,631 miles, which can be confirmed by looking at the service book, MoT test certificates and also comparing with the receipts in the service history. The fact that it is so well documented in the car’s service history is testament to how well the car has been cared for throughout its life and any new owner can be reassured knowing it has just benefitted from a major service.
Supplied with a service book, Ferrari leather bookpack, Ferrari tool kit, fitted tonneau cover, V5C registration document and current MoT test certificate valid until September 2020, with only 68 righthand drive Spiders imported to the UK, this must be even rarer in it's fabulous colour combination and viewing of the car is highly recommended.
Previous lotLot 155 - 1997 Daimler Six Century (4.0 litre)
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