Lot 182 - 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider
|Odometer reading||58,606 miles|
|Estimate||£45,000 - £55,000|
|Result||Sold - £47,544|
- Rare UK supplied right hand drive example
- Cambelt service carried out
- Well maintained car
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 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.
One of only 68 righthand drive Spiders imported to the UK, this beautiful yellow with black leather example has benefitted from a major service in November 2019 including the all important cambelts. At the same time the car was fitted with a new windscreen at a cost of nearly £4,000. All bills for the service and windscreen, (£10,000 over the past couple of years), are included in the car’s fantastic service history and reveal the thorough going over the car had during that service and that it has been well maintained throughout its life. Indeed, the car fires up on the button and runs beautifully, it’s 3.4 litre V8 sounding fantastic. The hood is in good condition, as is the paint work, overall presenting very well.
Supplied with a comprehensively stamped service book, service history, V5C registration document, current MoT test certificate valid until June 2022 and private number plate. With only 68 righthand drive Spiders imported to the UK, this striking example of the much underrated Ferrari 348, will no doubt be a much sought after model in years to come.
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