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1990 Ferrari 348 TS

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1990 Ferrari 348 TS Straman Conversion

To be featured in a future episode of Gas Monkey's Fast N Loud this current season
Final V8 midengine model developed by Enzo Ferrari
Low mileage, only3,074 miles
Converted by R. Straman in Costa Mesa, California a $151,550 investment; only known Ferrari 348Straman conversion
Twoowner Tennessee Ferrari; always garagekept
Rosso Corsa (code 300) with black folding top and tan interior
3.4L DOHC 32valve V8 engine (300 hp) with Bosch Motronic 2.5 port fuel injection
Transversemounted fivespeed manual transmission
Independent suspension, fourwheel disc brakes with antilock, power door locks, power mirrors
Special ordered Speedline Wheels designed and supplied by Ferrari
Documentation includes books, records and original window sticker and invoices


Good Ferraris are rare, better Ferraris are harder to find and then there are special Ferraris like this one. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is very proud to present this 1990 Ferrari 348 TS Targa Conversion. Originally manufactured in Maranello, Italy, this model is extra special because it is oneofakind with only 3,074 miles on the clock and still has its original window sticker

It was delivered new to Thoroughbred Motorcars in Nashville, Tennessee. The car was then sent to R. Straman Company in Costa Mesa, California for conversion to a convertible spider model. Straman is considered the best at Ferrari Spider conversions. The total investment cost in this unique model was $151,550.

This is a twoowner low mileage Tennessee car and has always been stored in a garage. It was the final V8 midengine model developed byEnzo Ferraribefore his death, commissioned to production posthumously.

Dressed in Rosso Corsa (code 300), the cars paint and trim are in excellent order. There is, a minor blemish at the drivers side rear bumper. The cars windows are in very good shape, clear and crackfree. The cars lights, including its popup headlights, are in very good condition and work as intended. This Prancing Horse rolls on new Pirelli radials, size 225/40ZR18 in front and 255/40ZR18 in rear. Each radial is wrapped around special ordered Speedline Wheels that were designed and supplied by Ferrari. As you might imagine, the tires and wheels are in fantastic condition.

All of this stallions bodywork is solid and straight, its bumpers fit well to the body and the engine bay is very tidy. Under the rear hood is a midmounted 3.4L DOHC 32valve V8 engine with Bosch Motronic 2.5 port fuel injection, making 300 horsepower and breathing through dual exhausts and quad tailpipes. This sweet engine is buttoned to a transversemounted fivespeed manual transmission. Driver convenience features include airconditioning, fourwheel disc brakes with antilock, power door locks and power mirrors. In addition, the car has a leather Ferrari case with hand tools and a trouble light.

Inside, the cars tan leather bucket seats are in excellent shape while the matching carpet is in very good order. The blackovertan instrument panel is in very good order, as is the threespoke steering wheel with the prancing horse logo in its hub. The inner door panel, mirror glass, center console and gated shift lever are all in similar condition and there are no "sticky" buttons to be found which is common problem with this generation of Ferrari.

The 348, badged 348 tb for the coup (Trasversale Berlinetta) and 348 ts (Targa) and the 348sp (Spider, or Convertible) versions, features a normally aspirated 3.4liter version of the quadcam, fourvalvepercylinder V8 engine. As with its predecessors, the model number was derived from this configuration, with the first two digits being the displacement and the third being the number of cylinders. The engine, which produced 300horsepower, was mountedlongitudinallyand coupled to atransversemanual gearbox, like theMondial t,with which the 348 shared many components. This was a significant change for Ferrari, derived from their immensely successful 312T Formula 1 racecars, with most previous small Ferraris using a transverse engine with longitudinal transmission. The t in the model name 348 tb and ts refers to the transverse position of the gearbox.

The 348's styling differed from previous models with straked side air intakes and rectangular taillights resembling theTestarossa, stylistic themes reminiscent of theF40, the worlds fastest production car at the time, and other prestigious Ferraris of the past.The model was also the final design overseen by chief stylist Leonardo Fioravanti, known for such designs as the Ferrari F40,Ferrari Daytona,Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer,Ferrari 288 GTO, P5 and P6 and others.

The 348 was fitted with dualcomputer engine management using twin Bosch Motronic ECUs, doubleredundantantilock brakes and selfdiagnosingair conditioning and heating systems. U.S. spec 348s haveOBDIengine management systems.

Similar to theTestarossabut departing from theBB 512and 308/328, the oil and coolant radiators were relocated from the nose to the sides, widening the waist of the car substantially but making the cabin much easier to cool since hoses routing warm water no longer ran underneath the cabin as in the older frontradiator cars. This also had the side effect of making the doors very wide.

The 348 was equipped with adrysumpoil system to prevent oil starvation at high speeds and during hard cornering. The oil level can only be accurately checked on the dipstick when the motor is running due to this setup. The 348 was fitted with adjustable rideheight suspension and a removable rear subframe to speed up the removal of the engine for maintenance.

Documentation includes books, records and original window sticker and invoices.

Competition to this car in 1990 included Chevrolets Corvette, MercedesBenzs 500SL and Porsches 911.

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 3,074 miles which is understood to be actual. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, actual mileage title. GET OUT AND DRIVE

VIN: ZFFFG36A3L0087079
Assembly #:03774

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This 1990 Ferrari 348 TS was listed for sale on 10-28-17 08:09:41. The vehicle color is Rosso Corsa (Corsa Red) and VIN is not available . Kindly check ad for seller's location. Seller`s stock ID is motoe171031. There are other Ferrari cars currently listed for sale on our website. You may desire to see what other Ferrari cars are selling for by visiting our Sales Data page.

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