Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1992
  • Mileage 
    52 325 mi / 84 209 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFKA36B000094239
  • Engine number 
    ZFFKA36B000094239
  • Lot number 
    61
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- 1 of 4,228 made and UK registered since September 1998

- Cambelt service a few hundred miles ago and new clutch within the last 3,000 miles

- Sports exhaust, targa-roof, correct-type Pirelli PZero tyres and 'no advisories' MOT till Feb 2018

Introduced at the 1989 Frankfurt Motorshow, the Ferrari 348 utilised a robot-welded sheet-steel monocoque that not only broke with Maranello tradition but also brought considerable gains in torsional rigidity and dimensional accuracy. Powered by a longitudinally-mounted, 32-valve 3405cc V8 (300bhp / 238lbft) allied to five-speed manual transmission, the newcomer had need of its all-round independent suspension, ventilated ABS disc brakes, self-locking ZF differential and rack-and-pinion steering. A near performance match for its Testarossa 'big brother' (contemporary road tests spoke of 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds and a 171mph top speed), the 348 could be had in coupe, targa and eventually spider guises.

1 of 4,228 targa-roofed TS models made, this particular left-hand drive example left Maranello in June 1992. Imported to the UK some six and a half years later, it was road registered as `J633 WRX'. The subject of a documented speedometer head change by marque specialist QV London on 11th March 1999 at 43,889km (27,271 miles), it now shows some 25,000 miles and so is understood to have covered a little over 52,300 miles from new. Notable expenditure since coming to these shores has included: clutch / service @ 4,062 miles (QV, £704.65), cambelt service @ 10,917 miles (QV, £1,525.19), service @ 14,176 miles (QV, £236.53), cambelt service @ 18,594 miles (QV, £1,357.66), clutch @ 22,299 miles (QV, £1,920.95) and cambelt service @ 24,836 miles (£1,662.80). Riding on five-spoke alloys shod with Pirelli PZero tyres, the two-seater is variously described by the vendor as being in `excellent' (engine, gearbox), `very good' (bodywork, Rosso Corsa paintwork, electrical equipment) or `average / good' (Tan leather upholstery) condition. One of the electric windows is faulty but a new switch comes with the car. A testament to the maintenance which has been expended upon it, `J633 WRX' is offered for sale with a `no advisories' MOT certificate valid until February 2018, sports exhaust and history file.