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Sold for: £66,375
Introduced in 1989 as a replacement for the 328, the 348 production line ran until 1995, when the 355 was introduced. Late in 1993, after 3 years of production, the 348 was revised with subtle styling changes and a power increase from 300 to 320bhp from its 3.4-litre V8. At the same time, the suspension geometry was revised, vastly improving both the handling and ride quality, particularly when coupled with the factory chassis developments. This enhanced rigidity was instrumental in the introduction of the brand new Spider version. This car is one of only 75 Spiders that were manufactured in right-hand drive for the UK market. It has enjoyed a thorough programme of full annual maintenance whilst covering very limited annual mileage. L150 MEP has resided with its current owner for the last four years as part of a private collection and has been thoroughly pampered during his ownership. Having covered a mere 27,800 miles in its 23 years, this 348 has obviously been lightly used, however, it has been maintained to a very high standard during this time, including 10 full services and 6 belt changes. The current owner is a highly skilled engineer and has undertaken and documented at least two belt changes, the most recent being in the last two months in readiness for a sale. Accompanied by every MOT Certificate from new, all of its original book packs and leather-bound toolkit, this low mileage, UK right-hand drive, Spider must surely be a really good buy, particularly with only 75 ever produced and even fewer in Ferrari Yellow.