1992 Ferrari 348 TB Serie Speciale For Sale in New Jersey
Location: New Jersey
Number 19 of 100 Examples
I dont love the Ferrari 348 models as much as the others but this looks like a fun special little car. This is the Serie Speciale variation of the 348 in which only 100 examples were produced. Of those 100 it is believed that only 35 were TB coupes. The 65 other Serie Speciale were TS examples which were targa versions. Of course the targa was less desirable for track use.
The owner knows he has something special and has always taken care of it accordingly. All services including the engine out service, belt tensioners, and fluid changes have been done only 2,119 miles ago. It has a new clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing have been installed. The seller says the original window sticker is included and shows its purchase price of $111,000 US Dollars in 1992.
What I really like about this car is the super rare Carbon Kevlar F40 type sports seats. There is a special ID plate on the passenger door showing this car is #19 of 100.
What are your thoughts on this car? and the price?
Price $110,000 US Dollars
The differences between the Serie Speciale and a regular 348 is as follows:
- The front spoiler was redesigned for aerodynamics, now having a little reverse curve ahead of the front wheels, as well as a lip along the front edge that could be replaced after the inevitable ground scrapes became unsightly.
- This spoiler was now body-colored, as was the rear skirt, rocker panels and front portion of the engine cover (all were matte black on older models). This is sometimes referred to “Speciale paint” in ads for older cars that have been repainted in this scheme.
- The front grill was redesigned, and a chrome prancing horse was added where there was no horse on the front of earlier cars (a front license plate holder had occupied this space). The black horse on the rear grill of earlier models was changed to chrome, and, for what is probably the most distinguishing external feature of the 348 SS, the Testarossa-like slats covering the taillight assemblies were removed.
- In the interior, the standard Frau seats were replaced with leather-covered Carbon/ Kevlar F40 type sports seats (although some customers specified the standard seats).
- The door panels were also redesigned and now in leather. The color of the leather on the doors and seats was coordinated with the carpet and roof liner. On the center console radio cover, the script that said “348 tb” (or ts) on the older cars was replaced by a small plate that read “Speciale tb” or “Speciale ts.”
- There was also a special ID plate on the passenger door-post that listed the number in the series (i.e. No. 019 of 100) along with the engine and chassis s/n and the ts or tb designation.
Pirelli P-Zero’s tires were fitted all around, in place of the P700Z’s or Bridgestone RE71’s found on earlier cars.
- The rear track was widened by 50mm from 1578mm to 1628mm by adding 25mm of offset to each wheel, and the final drive was shortened from 26/27 on the earlier cars to 25/29 on the SS. A taller fifth gear was fitted (early cars having p/n 70000592), to maintain top speed with the new lower main gear installed.
- The SS had a new free-flow exhaust system credited with the car’s quoted increase to 312 bhp (sometimes quoted as 320) from 300 bhp in the ’89-’92 models. This is often called the “Spider exhaust” but it actually made its first appearance on the Speciale.”