Considered one of the last great Ferraris, this 1992 Ferrari 348 TS was developed when Enzo was still alive and many of the classic stylists were still in charge. That’s why you fell in love/lust with this one before you checked the low mileage and well-maintained condition.
For many the 348 is a sweet spot in Ferrari design. It borrows elements from predecessor icons like the 328, and the flat front and side streaks are pure Testarossa. But this was packaged around a much more modern vehicle that had no trouble fitting on modern roads. Rosso Corsa is such a much nicer way to say red, and the way the name rolls off your tongue is the same way the high gloss original paint rolls off of every inch of the body. The condition today is a testament that the (then) six-figure price tag bought you more than just name recognition, and that this prancing horse has been kept with care its whole life. It has been enjoyed over the years, but it has been done responsibly. The chin spoiler hasn't been bashed by steep driveways; panel fit is excellent; and the many black plastic and rubber trim pieces haven't been baked by the sun. In other words – this one showcases the best of everything Ferrari.
Italians are known for their complete style, and so the tan leather interior is exactly the kind of beauty you’d expect from Ferrari. Sculpted bucket seats are supportive and comfortable. They are ideally suited to the serious business of driving fast (these were upgraded in ’92 to reflect the advances of the F40 supercar.) Nobody can match the Italians for design, and the sweeping door panels that blend into the dashboard make the car feel fast even from just sitting in the garage. While you’re attracted to the prancing horse in the middle of the three-spoke steering wheel, it also gives you a clear view at the large full gauge package that glows red to get your heart plumping. And if that doesn’t get your pulse racing, the Ferrari traditional gated shifter will. But as we mentioned before, this is also a Ferrari for the modern age. That’s why it comes with great features like power windows, power locks, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo that’s concealed behind the dash panel. But the feature that you’ll love the most will be the modern R134a air conditioning. It allows you to keep the targa top out all year long and still stay comfortable. After all, there’s noting like getting unrestricted access to the sweet Italian song that comes from the tailpipes.
That howl is generated by a 3.4-liter V8 that was upgraded from the previous year for a 4% increase in power to 312 hp total. Tucked behind the driver's right shoulder, it's a work of industrial art with its twin cast aluminum intake plenums, race-grade plumbing, and mechanical precision. It starts with a bark from the exhaust that reminds you how much a true Ferrari loves to rev, and you’re in complete control over this symphony thanks to the five-speed manual transmission. Out on the open road is where you’ll love this exotic the most. The sport-tuned fully-independent suspension is begging for corners, and the Pirelli P-Zero tires on beautiful factory 17-inch alloys stick to the road like glue. And when it comes time to stop, massive disc brakes at all four corners w/ABS keep this prancing horse easily tamed.
This 348 came from the era of truly rare Ferraris – the company only imported about 500 cars in ’92, including F40s, 512s, and Mondials. So when you can find one that has barely averaged over 1,000 miles annually, and is so nicely presented, you’re going to have to act fast to catch this red-hot Ferrari. Call today!!!