The Ferrari 348 first entered production in 1989 as a successor to the immensely successful 328 GTB/GTS. The new car featured a naturally aspirated 3.4 litre quad-cam V8 engine mounted longitudinally so it could be positioned lower in the chassis. Another new development was the transversely mounted five-speed gearbox, derived from the hugely successful 312-T Formula 1 race cars, which helped to lower the centre of gravity and gave the early models their name: TB/TS.
In late 1993 the 348 was revised, featuring subtle styling changes and more power, this time producing 320bhp from the same 3.4-litre engine, with an improved engine management system. The suspension was also tweaked to offer even greater handling and ride control in partnership with a widened rear track.
This wonderful 348 Spider is offered showing a mere 5,800km recorded, having been stored for 15 years up to 2016. Once out of storage the car was re-commissioned by specialists, receiving new cam belts, alternator and battery. With invoices dating back to 1996 and a fresh MOT this must be one of the lowest mileage 458’s in the market.