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348 Looking for 1994 348 Spider Blu Surco - VIN 098396

Discussion in '348/355' started by PACINO, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. PACINO

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  2. zddy97210

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    I have it! It’s currently sitting in my garage in Portland, OR. Feel free to contact me.
    Zach
     
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  3. Robb

    Robb F1 World Champ
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    That is cool that you located it!

    Robb
     
  4. PACINO

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    Zach, Just noticed your reply, as we were away at Monterey Car Week. If you have any thoughts of selling it in the future, please PM me. Still love the car. Paul
     
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  5. jferrante

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    this is pretty cool
     
  6. zddy97210

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    Paul!!! Great to meet you and sorry for my delay. I’m in love with the car as well, but if I decide to part (my garage/driveway is a little tight) you’ll be the first person to know. Easy car to love, she’s in still drives amazing (the steering!!!) and has been well cared for by the prior owner and now myself over the past 15 years.

    I’m so glad you mentioned the Shields. I assumed they were stickers and planning on removing them, but when I picked up the car I was very surprised to see they were formed into the fender. From what I understand factory Shields weren’t an option until the 360...do you know how this car came to have them? Between the Shields and the Blue Scuro (which I don’t think was available in 94 according to my super limited research) I was thinking this was some sort of custom order, but I also understand that Ferrari didn’t do a lot of custom orders until more recently.
     
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  7. nismodrifter

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    Great thread! Curious to know more about the shields
     
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  9. bjwhite

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    Blu scuro certainly was available on late 348s. I have pics of a few—all late Spiders.

    But the shields, they started to become available in 98 or 99 on the 355. My bet is that all of these fenders are from a 355. The only 348 that got these was the Competizione.
     
  10. PACINO

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    Blu Scuro is the original factory color. I am fairly certain that there were 12 - 348s made in this color, from research I did when I owned the car. I believe this is the only factory triple blue car though (blue exterior & top, blue leather and blue carpets)!

    About the shields... I chose to have them added to the car when I did a refresh on her to make the car perfect. Ferrari factory authorized shops have a tool that presses the shield form into the fenders, which is how these were done. I hated the stick-on shields used by some. Although this addition will deduct 1 point if you show the car at sanctioned FCA judging events the car should still get enough points to get “Platinum” scores. At the same time I also had the brake calipers painted red, as they came in red, black or silver in 1994.

    Please stay in touch, as I would definitely want her back if you ever decide to sell.
    For now... enjoy her... she is an exceptional and rare example of a 348.
     
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  11. Philipnz

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    I know how you feel. I owned a 348 Spider from 2000 to 2006 and the worst decision I ever made was to trade it in on a 360. Even rarer with only 70~ built in RHD.

    Man, I miss that car, I'd buy it back in a heartbeat.

    People don't realise that the Spider was a major upgrade on the 348's that came before it, The engine was longitude, the suspension set up was totally different and basically what the 355 used after it. The battery was moved to the front wheel well (even my dealer didn't know that)
     

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