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1994 Ferrari 348 Spider

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  • Mileage~46,239
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.4L
  • LocationRedditch


1994 Ferrari 348 Spider

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Glyn Parry
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Sometimes described as the little brother to the Ferrari Testarossa, the 348 is without doubt, a special Ferrari.

Originally released in 1989 to replace the outgoing 328, the 348 took on design cues from the Testarossa. It was the last V8 model to be developed under the stewardship of Enzo Ferrari, launched to the public after his passing. Design revisions in 1993 were both stylistic and performance based; output was increased from ~289BHP to ~316BHP through an improved engine management and exhaust system.

This example is the Spider, featuring a 2-inch wider track and customised body parts; it was the first convertible Ferrari model since the Daytona Spider. You will be pleased to know this 1994 model comes with an excellent service history which has seen regular cambelt changes including the last one which was carried out in June last year, leaving it ready for the new custodian to enjoy. Coming to market from ~10 year ownership, it presents in lovely condition in the ever popular choice of "Rosso Corsa" over cream leather interior.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Paul the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Paul has cherished this 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider for the past ~10 years - covering around ~1,000 miles each year.

After his ten-year relationship and extremely regimented service schedule, Paul has now decided it’s time for someone else to have the pleasure of owning this fantastic 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider. With just ~46,239 miles and a cambelt service approximately ~300 miles ago, this is the perfect time to take ownership of the 80s Ferrari icon.

Please feel free to ask Paul any questions in the comments below.

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The ultimate 80s Pininfarina styling - long side-strakes, sloped nose and pop-up headlights, the perfect mix.

Wheels and Tyres

The original Speedline five-spoke wheels are in excellent condition, as are the prancing horse centre caps, and there are no marks or scuffs to mention.

Bridgestone Turanza on the front and Bridgestone Expedia to the rear connect the 348 with the tarmac. These are all in good condition with a good amount of tread remaining. Please see the image gallery to take a closer look at the wheels.


Looking around the Ferrari, it is in superb condition. The panels look to align nicely with an equal gap around the doors, bonnet and engine cover, and there are no dings or dents to point out. It's worth noting also, that when the car had a major engine out service in 2019, the chassis was also inspected, and powder coated and painted to ensure longevity.

The black roof is in excellent condition, which is easily attached and removed when necessary. The tonneau cover is present and is in matching cream leather to the interior. We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view of what’s on offer and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


Arguably the only colour for a Ferrari, the "Rosso Corsa" red, is in excellent condition. The paintwork really is in superb condition, with minimal swirl marks and no noticeable chips or scuffs. Looking around the car, there have been a couple of parts repainted at some point, possibly to cover some stone chips picked up along the way.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The windows are all in good condition with no apparent scratches, and the seals also appear in good order.

There is a small piece of rubber trim missing from the passenger side fog light. Paul does have this, but it’s not been fitted because it needs to be glued on. The reason for not glueing it on is that there's a crack across the top of the fog light, and Paul didn’t like the idea of glueing it to remove it if he decided to replace the fog light.

The headlights and rear lights are in good condition with no splits or cracks.


Crema leather seats compliment the red exterior and create a superb, classic Ferrari colour combination.

Seats and Carpets

Inside, the Ferrari presents exceptionally well. There is a small amount of wear to the driver’s side upper and lower bolster, but we would say it is in keeping with the age of the vehicle.

The red carpets are in good condition; there are some marks that could be removed or reduced with a carpet clean. A set of Ferrari fitted mats are in place, and if those wear out, there’s also a spare set. Inside the front storage area is nice and clean. The tool kit is present, which is 95% complete. Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.


The dashboard is in good condition, and there are no splits or cracks to be seen. The instruments are working correctly, with the odometer showing a reading of 46,239 miles.

Please see the interior gallery for more hi-resolution images.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The three-spoke leather Momo steering wheel is in good condition and has minimal signs of use. The gear knob is polished metal and in good condition.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.


~296BHP from the fantastic 3.4 litre V8 32 valve engine, which sounds like a perfectly tuned symphony.

Engine and Gearbox

Fitted with a 3.4 litre V8, mounted just a few inches behind you, the V8 is capable of launching the 348 Spider from 0-60mph in just 5.6 seconds. The engine fires up without hesitation and comes to a smooth idle from cold. An aftermarket stainless silencer has been fitted that enhances the V8 soundtrack but is not intrusive. Paul reports no issues with the car, and it pulls strongly through the gears. He did go to the trouble of having the engine removed to carry out some work, and at the same time, he had the rocker covers re-coated in red which ensureing the V8 presents well.

The gearbox has a smooth change through the gated shifter, with no issues to report. In 2008 there was a new clutch fitted at 27,469 miles.

Suspension and Brakes

On the road, no knocks or bangs are coming from any corner of the car, and as you would expect, the Ferrari handles like a dream. The discs look in good order and bring the car to a stop in a straight line.

The Drive

What a car to be in! As a driver or passenger, you can’t help but have a massive grin as you embark on a run out in the 348 Spider. It’s a fantastic car to drive, which offers excellent driver feedback; after all, it is a Ferrari!

Electrics and Other

Inside, the 348 Spiders switchgear is in good condition, and everything is reported to work as it should.

The usual issues you find with the “sticky buttons” are not present here. There is a small piece of trim around the ashtray which has broken; we are told this is still available, but really it could quite easily be glued. Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.

History and Paperwork

You only have to look through the service history to clarify that this 348 Spider has been well cared for.

When looking to buy any supercar, there has to be excellent service history. This particular 348 ticks all the boxes; when asking, “has it been serviced regularly” the answer to this is, yes indeed! There is a fantastic amount of history which shows several cambelt changes, and as mentioned earlier, the last one was carried out on 19.06.2022. Topping off the service history are the original handbooks.

This is a fantastic opportunity to own a classic Italian supercar which has been well cared for. Serviced and ready to go, it’s time to become a Ferrari owner! Please note, the private registration plate will be removed before the end of the auction.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
09.06.2022 Service + cambelt + MOT 45,943
26.05.2021 Service + MOT 45,401
28.05.2020 Service 44,952
26.05.2020 MOT 44,946
17.05.2019 Service + cambelt 44,245
16.05.2019 MOT 44,246
20.03.2018 Service + MOT 43,697
14.03.2017 Service 42,979
13.03.2017 MOT 42,979
11.03.2016 Service + cambelt + MOT 41,656
20.03.2015 Service + MOT 39,792
05.03.2014 Service + MOT 36,615
15.05.2013 Service + cambelt 32,855
09.03.2013 MOT 32,466
15.02.2012 MOT 32,299
13.02.2012 Service 32,298
18.02.2011 MOT 32,056
11.08.2010 Service + cambelt + MOT 31,933
02.03.2010 MOT 31,614
08.10.2009 MOT 31,614
22.10.2008 MOT 29,472
27.05.2008 Service + cambelt + clutch 27,469
12.10.2007 MOT 25,748
08.10.2006 Service 20,408
02.06.2006 MOT 19,869
20.05.2005 MOT 18,869
11.08.2005 Service + cambelt 19,488
01.10.2003 MOT 17,180
18.10.2001 Service + Cambelt 14,974
01.06.2000 Service 12,542
06.03.1999 Service 9,783
30.03.1998 Service 7,902
14.12.1996 Service 2,400
Key Details
  • Model348 Spider
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date20.08.1994
  • CC3,405
  • Mileage~46,239
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourRosso Corsa Red
  • Interior ColourCrema
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #ZFFUA43C000098195
  • Engine #35449
  • Last Service09.06.2022 at 45,943 included cambelts
  • MOTExp. 08.06.2023
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers8
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~10 Years
  • Key FeatureLow mileage, excellent history
  • Auction ID1107

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Hi – what is the actual build date of the car please. Also on drivers side seat in the area on door side where seat bolster meets seat pad, has that leather pulled away? Thx


Nice car, good documentation. I can not see any documentation for the paint/body work completed? Can you provide more information regarding the work?


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