September Sale 2018

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1993 Ferrari 348 Spider Manual

Lot No.: 310

Registration: L404 NBW
Chassis Number: ZFFUA43C000097880
Engine Number: 35154
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 3405
Year of Manufacture: 1993
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 40,500
  • Believed to be one of only 68 official UK RHD Spiders
  • Striking combination of Blue Chiaro paintwork and Crema leather interior
  • Comprehensive history file, original Handbook pack and tools
  • Presented to auction with a recent service and fresh MoT

In late 1993, the 348 was revised, with a few subtle styling changes (front grille, rear chrome Cavallino, and removable seat cushions), and now boasted 320bhp from the same 3.4-litre engine in F119H-spec with an increased compression ratio (10.8-1), modified camshaft timing, a new exhaust, and a Bosch Motronic 2.7, engine management system. This 1993 348 Spider is indeed one of these later cars and was supplied new by Stratstone Ferrari Wilmslow on 10th November 1993 to its first owner, Mr S Bonar of Altrincham. It's finished in a most elegant colour combination of Blue Chiaro with Crema leather, complemented by blue carpets.
The comprehensive history file contains service and maintenance records chronologically filed for reference, and the service book demonstrates a consistent and responsible approach to maintenance and is full to capacity with stamps to the extent that the back cover is now being used to record the details. The service records and handbooks are contained in the original leather wallet The odometer indicates 3,400 miles, however, these cars are notorious for speedo head failure and the documents relating to its replacement suggest that the total mileage is around 51,000, a number corroborated by the older MoT Certificates. It's fitted with a tonneau cover which keeps the folding roof and mechanism neat and tidy when the top is down, and the car will be serviced and freshly MoT'd prior to the sale
It is believed that Ferrari UK only imported 68 right-hand drive Spiders making this a very rare car, particularly in such a delightful colour combination.
The outstanding condition of this beautiful Ferrari is certainly commensurate with the impeccable service history, all of it suggesting caring ownership, and once viewed, it will be difficult to resist the joy of open-top touring with that glorious V8 soundtrack in the background