- VIN: ZFFKA35B000082899
- Engine: 3.4L V8 (300 HP)
- Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
- Mileage: 38,563 kms (23,962 miles)
- Drivetrain: RWD
- Paint: Rosso Corsa
Our 1989 Ferrari 348 tb features a classic Rosso Corsa (red) exterior paint (color code FER 300/9) and a black leather interior with a black dashboard, steering wheel and door panels. This 348 is the “tb” variation of the model which offers the most classic mid-engine V8 look of its generation.
This is a European specification model which happens to be one of the first 100 Ferrari 348s built (assembly #00087)!
Often referred to as the “Baby Testarossa”, the 348 is a blast to drive thanks to a low center of gravity, a torque-y mid-engine V8 design, rear-wheel drive and, of course, a traditional manual transmission with an iconic gated shifter. Barely weighing over 3,000 lbs and pushing 300 HP, it’s a ton of fun to drive – even by today’s standards!
Body & Paint
All body panels are clean and straight. No panel gaps or issues with the car’s body. It’s in a very clean aesthetic state with only a few blemishes all around.
The car’s body is quite clean but does show some minor signs of use when looking up close.
There are a few scuffs and imperfections on the lower parts of the car’s paint, front and rear bumpers specifically. The driver door has a less than 1 inch chip at the edge (see photo); we can have this fixed upon request prior to delivery.
The lower plastic lip is in good shape with only the expected lower edge scrapes that are often inevitable. There is a paint chip on the lower lip as well. A quick repaint of the lips would make it look brand new again. This lip is quite low to the ground and does have a tendency to scrape; if you intend to use the car regularly, it may not be worth repainting right away – your choice!
The car’s interior is very clean with very minimal wear and tear throughout the cabin. No odors.
Seats & Trim
Its black leather is in great shape with little fading, no tears or cracks.
Features, Dashboard & Instrumentation
Everything works as intended – all electrical components are operational. Absolutely no cracks in the car’s leather or metals. No dashboard cracks or sun damage.
- 17” 5-spoke wheels
- Blaupunkt Seattle RDM 169 stereo system
- Sport bucket seats
- Black rear grille and rear prancing horse
- Air conditioning
- Pop-up headlights
- Power mirrors & locks
- Power windows
- Fog lights
The Ferrari 348 is powered by a wonderful 3.4L V8 engine producing 300 HP. The engine idles very well, revs smoothly and pulls as hard as it did in 1989. The car drives very well with absolutely no mechanical issues to report. No lights on the dash or strange noises either.
It features a 5-speed manual transmission with an iconic Ferrari gated shifter. Truly a vert rewarding gearbox and an essential element of what a classic Ferrari should feel like.
Tires & Brakes
It’s currently rolling on Continental tires (215/40 R17 front, 255/45 R/17 rear) are in good shape. Brakes too.
Service & Maintenance
The last major service was performed at Ferrari Maserati Quebec in August 2012. This nearly $19,000 work order included a timing belt replacement, new brakes, electrical fixes and much more (bills available). We have Ferrari service records from 2012-13.
The car has been driven less than 1,500 miles since then with absolutely no mechanical issues. It feels great on the road.
Another timing belt service is not necessarily required although many Ferrari specialists recommend changing your car’s timing belt every 4-5 years, regardless of mileage in that time span. We are happy to perform any mechanical work on the vehicle prior to delivery, however, a delay should be expected as a result. We understand that some buyers prefer doing work themselves for quality control and pricing reasons.
This is a Euro-spec car with only 2 previous owners and a clean CarFax report. Owner’s manual included.