Lot 29 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Registration No: Un-Reg
Chassis No: ZFFKA36B000095429
First seen at the 1989 Frankfurt Motorshow, the Pininfarfina-penned mid-engined 348 replaced the 328. The 348TB (Berlinetta) and 348TS (Spider) were the first series-production Ferraris to feature a steel monocoque chassis as opposed to a tubular frame. The newcomer's 3405cc quad-cam 32-valve V8 engine developed 300bhp and 238lbft of torque - sufficient to propel the newcomer to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and to a top speed in excess of 170 mph. 1 of just 4,228 this left-hand drive example departed the Maranello factory in 1992 and has formed part of an extensive well maintained Japanese collection. Displaying 54,009 kilometres (approximately 33,559 miles) the Ferrari has recently arrived on these shores and has been Nova registered. Offered for sale with its original service book, reproduction handbook, Japanese service records and hood bag for the Targa top the 348 has also been cosmetically enhanced with a F355 Challenge rear grill and sports a Momo steering wheel with Ferrari emblem.
PLEASE NOTE: Should this lot remain in Europe, it will be subject to VAT (20%) on the full purchase price (both the hammer price and the commission).