Lot 234

London 2023

1994 Ferrari 348 GTB

Offered from The Factory Fresh Collection


£48,300 GBP | Sold

United Kingdom | London, United Kingdom



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Bill of Sale Only
  • Offered from The Factory Fresh Collection
  • One of only 252 examples of the 348 GTB; thought to be one of 14 made in right-hand drive
  • Retains its matching-numbers 3.4-litre V-8 engine
  • Supplied new to its consigning owner; odometer reads just 181 kilometres
Please note this car is offered without registration papers, bidders should satisfy themselves as to registration requirements in their own jurisdiction.
Addendum: Please note this lot has entered the UK on a temporary import bond, which must be cancelled either by exporting the lot outside of the UK on an approved Bill of Lading with supporting customs documentation or by paying the applicable VAT and import duties to have the lot remain in the UK.

Entering production in 1989, the Ferrari 348 propelled the Italian marque into the 1990s with aplomb. Borrowing design cues from earlier Ferrari hallmarks, such as the slatted side-flanks from the Testarossa and a front grille reminiscent of the 375 MM, the 348 typified a neatly packaged and nimble driver’s car. Following Ferrari convention, its name was derived from its engine arrangement, in this case a 3.4-litre displacement shared between eight cylinders.

The model succeeded the earlier 328 but offered a completely redesigned formula overseen by two of Ferrari’s greatest influences. Leonardo Fioravanti—the visionary behind some of the greatest Prancing Horse designs not limited to the 288 GTO, 512 BB, and F40—took charge of Pininfarina-led styling for the final time, while the 348 was the last mid-engined V-8 car developed under the direction of Enzo Ferrari. The 348 TB and TS launched in 1989, while in 1993 the car was revised and rebranded as the 348 GTB and GTS, which remained in production until 1995. Only 252 units of the hard-top GTB left the Maranello factory, making them extremely sought after today.

The 348 GTB offered here was made in 1994 and is thought to be one of only 14 examples produced in right-hand drive. Retained by The Factory Fresh Collection and kept in storage from new, the car has led a sheltered life and consequently its odometer shows just 181 kilometres at the time of cataloguing. The Ferrari’s exterior shade of red makes a great match for its desirable tan leather interior, which is framed by its accents of black trim and topped off by the prominent metal gated five-speed manual gear lever. The car is accompanied by selected Ferrari manuals; the factory data listed in its documentation confirms that the 348 GTB retains its matching-numbers engine.

Representing a sweet spot of Ferrari model history, the 348 GTB is as easy on the eye as it is exciting to drive. This rare late-production model, with its low build numbers and limited usage from new, represents an opportunity not to be missed.