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Discussion in '348/355' started by Jim Riggs, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Jim Riggs

    Jim Riggs Karting

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    I have been an Alfa owner ('67 duetto and 74 GTV) for over 25 years and I have decided to "step up" to a Ferrari. I have been looking at 348's on Ebay and other sources and saw a 348 ss (#90) on Ebay. Does anyone know anything about this car. I noticed that this car seems to have chrome wheels while the other 348SS's have flat silver wheels that look more original. Also, what are the key issues for the 348 SS? Thanks!
     
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  3. Ingenere

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    The 348 SS was a lightly modified version of the 348 for the US market. There were approximately 100 made. The changes from the standard car are:

    wider offset to the rear wheels giving better handling

    rear lights are uncovered and brought out and flush with the rear of car with a different grill and chrome horse.

    front lip spoiler

    body color for the lower valance and engine cover

    carbon fiber sport seats. These were put in about 50 cars and was discontinued as wide Americans were breaking them. I have them and they are great...but need some lumbar support.

    shorter gear ratios for better acceleration

    commenrative badge in car

    I think that's pretty much it. Here's a shot of mine in SS and Challenge trim.

    If you are thinking about buying one....just check it out as you would any car.

    Ciao

    Dino
     
  4. Ingenere

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    Here's how the rear looks
     
  5. KennyH

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    I'm in love with your car-- what a beauty! Have any more pictures, preferably bigger so I can make them my background?

    kennyherman@aol.com

    Thanks!
     
  6. Ingenere

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    Here's the seats...
     
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  8. davey_jones

    davey_jones Formula Junior

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    here's our Speciale #55
     
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  10. spyderman

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    I have a friend of mine who has a black one...I perfer the red. Great looking car!!
     
  11. Dr. Bob

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    Apr 17, 2003
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    The chrome wheels were an option on all 348's I believe. With all these 348SS's around, maybe somebody here can help me. I got these VINs so far, any additions?:

    93191 348 tb Serie Speciale
    ZFFRG35A2N0093523 348 tb Serie Speciale 30850 009/100
    ZFFRG35AXN0094001 348 tb Serie Speciale 022/100
    ZFFRG35A7P0094198 348 tb Serie Speciale 030/100
    ZFFRG36A6P0094269 348 ts Serie Speciale 031/100
    94570 348 tb Serie Speciale
    94758 348 Serie Speciale 043/100
    ZFFRG36A5P0094991 348 ts Serie Speciale 050/100
    95114 348 ts Serie Speciale
    95148 348 ts Serie Speciale
    95194 348 ts Serie Speciale 063/100
    95366 348 ts Serie Speciale 073/100
    95468 348 tb Serie Speciale
    ZFFRG36A6P0095471 348 ts Serie Speciale 078/100
    ZFFRG36A1P0095569 348 ts Serie Speciale 32990 080/100
    ZFFRG36A1P0095619 348 ts Serie Speciale 33019 081/100
    ZFFRG36A6P0095809 348 ts Serie Speciale 090/100
    ZFFRG35A3P0095820 348 tb Serie Speciale 33193 091/100
    95853 348 ts Serie Speciale
    ZFFRG36A7P0095883 348 ts Serie Speciale 094/100
    ZFFRG36A3P0095959 348 ts Serie Speciale 097/100
    ZFFRG36AXP0095991 348 ts Serie Speciale 098/100
    ZFFRG36A3R0098783 348 ts Serie Speciale 011/100


    Sorry for the ****ty layout, I got them in excel also if you're interested. The 5-digit number found with some cars is the enginenumber. I'm not 100% on the last car because the serie number is not in order. This can be:
    1. Typo
    2. Some sources say 112 were built, so maybe they started at 000 again
    3. Some sources say the plates were added to the cars later for some reason, and they couldn't find some cars. No6 was lost for some time I believe. So maybe this car was found very late and had a weird number fixed???

    Avery addition is very much appreciated

    Thanks
     
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  13. EnzoNZ

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    Here are a few more for you. Formatting sucks but it's late here and I'm getting tired.

    Tipo, Chassis, Vin(X=no definite sighting), build # if known

    348 ts Serie Speciale 85930 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 88594 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 92812 ZFFRG35A4N0092812
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93016 X 18/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93191 X 3/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93212 ZFFRG35A7N0093212
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93387 ZFFRG35A9N0093387
    348 tb Serie Speciale Challenge 93431 ZFFRG35A8N0093431 44/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93485 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93523 ZFFRG35A2N0093523
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93593 ZFFRG35A1N0093593
    348 ts Serie Speciale 93630 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93663 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93731 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 93732 ZFFRA36A0N0093732 14/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93799 X
    348 ts Speciale Challenge 93849 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93898 ZFFRG35A1N0093898 18/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 93950 ZFFRG35AXN0093950
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94001 ZFFRG35AXN0094001
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94039 ZFFRG35A2N0094039
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94114 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale Challenge 94198 ZFFRG35A7P0094198
    348 ts Serie Speciale 94269 ZFFRG36A6P0094269 31/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale Challenge 94285 ZFFRG35A2P0094285
    348 ts Serie Speciale 94336 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale Challenge 94370 ZFFRG35A4P0094370 33/100
    348 ts Serie Speciale 94372 X 34/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94421 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 94453 ZFFRG36AXP0094453 36/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale Challenge 94502 ZFFR635A6P0094502
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94570 ZFFRG35A1P0094570
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94621 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94639 ZFFRG35A0P0094639
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94706 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94758 ZFFRG35A8P0094758
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94791 ZFFRG35A6P0094791
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94840 X 44/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94873 ZFFRG35A8P0094873
    348 tb Serie Speciale Challenge 94922 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 94946 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 94954 ZFFRG35A8P0094954 48/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 94971 ZFFRG35A8P0094971
    348 ts Serie Speciale 94991 ZFFRG36A5P0094991
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95017 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95082 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95098 X 56/100
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95114 X 57/100
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95130 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95147 ZFFRG36A8P0095147
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95148 ZFFRG36AXP0095148 60/100
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95162 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95178 ZFFRG36A8P0095178 62/100
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95194 ZFFRG36A6P0095194 63/100
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95210 X
    348 ts Speciale Challenge 95242 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95243 ZFFRG36A4P0095243
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95274 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 95304 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 95319 ZFFRG35A9P0095319
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95322 ZFFRG36A0P0095322 71/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 95363 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95366 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale Challenge 95400 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 95408 ZFFRG35A8P0095408
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95426 ZFFRG36A1P0095426
    348 tb Serie Speciale 95468 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95471 ZFFRG36A6P0095471
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95505 ZFFRG36A8P0095505
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95569 ZFFRG36A1P0095569 80/100
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95595 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 95618 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95619 ZFFRG36A1P0095619 81/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 95633 ZFFRG35A4P0095633
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95683 X
    348 tb Serie Speciale 95701 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95721 X 94/100
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95763 X 88/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 95820 ZFFRG35A3P0095820
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95853 X 92/100
    348 tb Serie Speciale 95865 ZFFRG35A3P0095865
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95883 ZFFRG36A7P0095883
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95928 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95959 ZFFRG36A3P0095959 97/100
    348 ts Serie Speciale 95991 ZFFRG36AXP0095991
    348 tb Serie Speciale Challenge 97905 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 98735 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 98736 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 98771 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 98773 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 98780 X
    348 ts Serie Speciale 98783 ZFFRG36A3R0098783
    348 ts Serie Speciale 98784 X

    Regards
    Andrew in NZ
     
  14. SefacHotRodder

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    do you want me to scan a forza article on it?
     
  15. Dr. Bob

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    Would be great, THANKS :D
     
  16. SefacHotRodder

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    alright. Its called "unloved ferraris" and it has the 400 superamerica and the 348 in general, but the 348 is an SS.
     
  17. Dr. Bob

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    Sounds great
     
  18. SefacHotRodder

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    scanning right now. Come back in 10 mins ;)
     
  19. Schatten

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    damn. I never was a big fan of the 348, but the SS... damn. love the tail lights and front valence.
     
  20. SefacHotRodder

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  21. Dr. Bob

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  22. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    i am truly sorry for the watermarks but i learnt the hard way that there are a few people who don't respect the work that some people do to give you these things and take advantage of the fact that there is no watermark.

    ok, now that thats over, here it is. The scans are about 800kb each.

    enjoy

    (sorry about the order, if you save them the filenames will be in order)

    http://s90720894.onlinehome.us/Articles/Forza/index.htm
     
  23. Dr. Bob

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    Thank you very much :)
     
  24. SefacHotRodder

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  26. bluekawala

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    Didn't Forza actually do a buyers guide on the 348? It had a little section about the SS and was mainly on the regualr model but it might help you. I would scan it but my magazines are not here. Sorry.
     
  27. sherpa23

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    Jim,
    if you still have the GTV and are thinking of selling it, I would be interested. PM me.
     

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