17th May, 2022 10:00

Design - Two Day Sale

Lot 5


1990 Ferrari 348 Transversale Berlinetta

1990 Ferrari 348 Transversale Berlinetta,
Registration Number: 965 TTT,
Date of first registration: 21-05-90,
Chassis Number: ZFFKA35B000085019,
Engine no: 22070,
Recorded Mileage: 13,100

This European car was imported and registered in UK: 10-05-1999
A handwritten note records 17,624 KPH in the back of the service book when the odometer was changed to MPH.
Under 50 miles since recent cambelt, oil service and MOT
Original leather cased owner's manual and service book, together with MOT and UK service invoices.

Often called the 'Baby Testarossa', the 348 was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1989 and ran for five years, spawning various versions including the race-orientated Challenge and Competizione models, and acted as the springboard for the launch of one of Ferrari’s most prized products, the beautiful and highly capable F355, which took the brand into the new millennium. The new 348 was criticised for wayward handling and suspect build quality. However, during the life of the 348, the model underwent many modifications and alterations, and gradually became a much improved car towards the end of its production run.

This lovely left-hand drive Ferrari 348 TB was first registered on 21 May 1990, finished in Rosso Corsa with a Black leather interior, and more recently on 18in AZEV magnesium after-market wheels.

Having been stored since 2014, the car has been given an oil service, cambelt and MOT by Autostore, near Cambridge, with an invoice of £2,870.15 to support this work.

The 348 is complete with some service invoices, original purchase receipt from A K Cars, Kings Langley, Herts and older MOT certificates and one key. The car is believed to have had two previous owners from new; one overseas and one in the UK. Having lost the original KPH odometer, we note that a handwritten note of 17,624km was recorded, and together with 13,100miles recorded on a genuine MPH speedo supplied by Maranello since 5 May 1999, the 348 has only covered a low mileage.

Now offering excellent value for money in the market, the 348 is a capable, fun and fast classic car, with a look and style which has very much found its feet in the classic car market. This example is a very accessible way to enjoy Ferrari ownership. The 348 will be supplied with a UK V5 document and valid MoT certificate to April 2023.

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Sold for £25,000

Condition Report

Replacement AZEV 18'' alloy wheels and after market steering wheel
Some small rust bubble to either side of the lower corners of the windcreen.
The foot plates have some rust and have been refinished once already.
Paintwork considered to be original and no apparent accident damage has been found.
There is a very small paint chip and split along the edge of the nearside wheel arch.



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Auction: Design - Two Day Sale, 17th May, 2022



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