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Determining which model 348 I own

Discussion in '348/355' started by GianniD, Feb 18, 2021 at 7:24 PM.

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  1. GianniD

    GianniD Rookie

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    Hello to all FerrariChat forum members

    I have owned my 1994 Ferrari 348 Coupe since around 1996 and have yet to be able to determine which model of this car I actually own. Im not sure if I am posting this in the wrong section of this forum as this is my first post. If I am wrong I will be happy to redirect my question into the proper channel, just let me know. I have done some reading on this subject but am still not sure what the answer is. The VIN number for my vehicle is ZFUA5000097047. I believe there was a 348 TB model and a 348 GTB model. When I purchased this car way back when I was told that it was not a US model and in fact a Euro model. Any input from the members or Admins of this forum on this matter would be greatly appreciated, as I know you guys are far more knowledgeable about these cars than I am. Thank you!
     
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  3. bjwhite

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    97047 is pretty late, likely a GTB. Send a pic of the engine bay and we can tell easily just by looking. :)
     
  4. KevZep

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    Can you check your VIN number, it seems to be three characters short to put into the VIN decoder.

    GTB's were Euro only, they didn't produce a US version as far as I know.
    1994 is definitely going to be a GTB I'd say, but get that complete VIN and we can run it through the decoder. SHould be 17 characters long.
    For example, it should be ZFF, I see there is only one F......so have a quick look and let us know, or if you dont want to publish it here, PM it to me.
     
  5. GianniD

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  6. KevZep

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    Yep, that clearly settles it, you have a F119H engine which is the late high compression version, 320hp.
    There are very few true GTB's they only made 252 of them.
    If you're having a 348, in my book this IS the one to have!!

    You are a lucky guy it has to be said!!
     
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  8. GianniD

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    Thank you!!! Great to finally settle that after all these years :))) Makes me feel a little better after selling my '81 308 for 25k in 2011 seeing how the value has skyrocketed :mad: I'll definitely be holding on to this one for a while :)
     
  9. bjwhite

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    Yep. GTB. Very rare as Zep said.
     
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  10. GianniD

    GianniD Rookie

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    Thanks again!!
     
  11. KevZep

    KevZep Karting

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    Noooooooooo......these things happen.....I'd rather have the 348GTB.
    I think you've ended up in a good place.
     
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