36,500 Original Miles

 

Manual Transmission
3.4L V8
300 hp @ 7200 rpm*
238 lb/ft torque @ 4200 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 5.6 seconds
Top Speed: 171 MPH
*Base Price in 1990: $94,800

 

*Seller Asking:

$51,000



Fast Facts:
  • The 348 is a 300 horsepower Ferrari with a manual transmission, manual steering, and a complete lack of driver aid electronics (except for ABS). Features a dry sump oil system, a dry twin-plate clutch and a ZF 40% static lock limited-slip differential. The solid lifter V8 has a 7800 RPM redline, and is the last Ferrari V8 to use solid lifters. This means it requires periodic valve lash adjustment
  • Like the 308/328 it replaced, the 348 uses Ferrari’s long running Dino V8 engine, which is enlarged to 3.4 liters (hence “348”. The 328 had the 3.2L, the F355 featured the 3.5L, and the 360 Modena featured the 3.6 liter). This is a quad cam V8 (known as “F119”), which uses 4 valves per cylinder, a five main bearing crankshaft, Nikasil-steel cylinder liners, and center mounted spark plugs. No timing chain is used – this is a timing belt driven motor that uses one belt for all 4 camshafts (rather than one belt per bank on the older cars). The timing belt helps with quieter operation and increases the valve lash adjustment interval compared to a chain. Unfortunately, the new engine layout places the timing belt up against the rear bulkhead, requiring engine removal for replacement
  • The transaxle now sits behind the motor (rather than underneath it, like on the 308/328) allowing the engine to sit 5 inches lower than before. This lowered the car’s center of gravity and improved cornering behavior. Ferrari was so proud of this technical achievement that it added the letter “T” (“Transversale”) to the 348’s designation, which referred to the transmission’s new orientation. “TB” referred to the coupe (Transversale Berlinetta) and “TS” for targa (Transversale Spider)
  • The new layout meant there was room to mount a radiator on each side of the engine (rather than at the nose of the car) further improving the car’s weight distribution. Putting the radiators here requires the Testarossa’s “slicer” intake ducts that run along the sides of the car, which channel fresh air to the radiators
  • Having the radiators on the sides made the 348 a very wide car. At 74.5 in, it was nearly 10 in wider than a Porsche Carrera 2
  • The 348 is a steel bodied Ferrari (hood was aluminum) and was the first Ferrari built by large scale robots. The was also the first series production model to have a full monocoque chassis (compared to the full length space frame of previous cars) with a subframe for the engine (essentially, a monocoque shell is bolted in the rear to a steel tube frame holding the drivetrain). This new design means the 348 didn’t require special impact bumpers for the U.S market. It also made the 348 coupe 59% stiffer than the 328 coupe
  • The 348 was the first Ferrari to have its own racing competition (the “348 Challenge”). For an all-inclusive price, owners could have their 348 converted to “race” trim to compete at Ferrari’s own sanctioned events (track support included). The car can easily be converted back to street trim to drive home after the track. This idea was so successful that Ferrari made it a tradition, offering the “Challenge” option on subsequent models (the F355 and 360)
Key Model Year Changes:
  • First year of the Bosch M2.7 fuel injection/ignition system that incorporated self diagnostic capabilities (OBD I). Uses one ECU for each bank of cylinders
  • Circa 1992, the battery is moved from the engine compartment to the left front wheel arch, requiring wheel removal to access
  • Significant changes didn’t occur until the 1993 model year, which included softer springs and firmer shocks to improve the ride quality. The geometry of the rear upper wishbones is altered to maintain more of the tire’s contact patch on the ground at speed
  • ’93 models lose 70 lbs, mostly due to different component materials (the heavy European starter was swapped for a smaller Japanese unit, for example). Updated gear linkage and a change in gearbox oil viscosity occurred as well. Other ’93 changes include:
  • The door release mechanism is easier to use (less stiff/resistant). The gas and oil caps are updated to nice aluminum pieces
  • In Oct ’93, the “TB” and “TS” names changed to GTB and GTS, respectively. In addition, the factory no longer painted the underbody black
  • 1993 is the first year of the Spider, which happened to be Ferrari’s first 2 seater convertible since the 365 GTB4 Daytona. Along with some cosmetic differences to the coupe, horsepower is increased to 312. A new gearbox and slightly lower final drive ratio allow the Spider to hit 60 MPH in less than 5.5 seconds
  • The 348 GTB/GTS was replaced by the F355 Berlinetta coupe/GTS in March 1994, and the 348 convertible was replaced in April 1995

 

Seller Notes:
  • 36k original miles
  • Black on black
  • Runs and drives flawless
  • Carbon fiber trim
  • No accidents, Clean car fax, Clear Florida title

 

  • Location: Live Oak, Florida – (more photos below)
  • UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)
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