Up for grabs on eBay is this handsome 1990 Ferrari 348 tb with a "Buy It Now" price of just $65,500 CAD.
The Ferrari 348 was a special vehicle for the Italian automaker. Introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1989, it would be one of the last cars developed under the watchful guidance of founder and CEO Enzo Ferrari, and would mark the beginning of a new decade — a turning point that included the introduction of some of the company’s most iconic vehicles.
Of the 8,844 examples produced of the 348, more than half were given the Trasversale Berlinetta (tb) designation to signify a coupe. It featured a sharp, simplistic design penned by Pininfarina, a naturally-aspirated 3.4-litre V8 mounted in the rear, and a $131,000 (approx. $170,000 CAD) price tag plastered on the window when new.
Thankfully for collectors, the 348 hasn't held its value as well as Ferrari had hoped. This particularly pretty example is up for grabs on eBay with a "Buy It Now" price of $49,900 (approx. $65,000 CAD). Bidding sits just shy of the seller’s bottom line at $42,100 (approx. $55,000 CAD), per this writing) with five days remaining on the auction.
Aside from a legendary badge and lovely design, the Ferrari 348 brought to the table more engineering prowess than other vehicles before it. That aforementioned 3.4-litre V8, for example, was now producing as much as 300 horsepower when new. Comparably, its main competitor the Acura NSX was producing a smidge less than that at 290 horsepower.
All that power was paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, as God intended, propelling the prancing horse to a 0-100 kilometre per hou (0-62 mile per hour) time of just 5.6 seconds, on to a top speed of 275 km/h (171 mph).
All that (and then some) is included in the listing of this early 1990 example. It forgoes the cliché Ferrari red for something a bit more subtle, Grigio Metallic, which pairs handsomely to a light camel interior and black plastic accents. It was the ‘90s, you see.
It has just 56,000 original miles (90,123 kilometres) on the odometer, and the seller maintains a complete set of service records — the last service being done less than 300 miles (483 km) ago. Nearly everything on the car is original, sans a tasteful carbon fibre front splitter and new exhaust tips, and for the price, should have enthusiasts fawning.
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