Ferrari Life Forum banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi all,

Have been reading the forum for a while now, but wanted to ask some of the "experts" about the 348.

As we all have , I have dreamed of owning a Ferrari for years. Now it is almost within my reach, however cost dictates an older 348. They are few and far between in South Africa, so I am not spoiled for choice.

What should i be careful of etc, and what major cost could I incur going forward.

I have found a 1991 348ts, with 82 000km on the clock, it looks clean, but then what do I know, what should I be looking for.

Would appreciate any help with the above

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,211 Posts
always perform a PPI on the car. in other words, let a 3rd party inspect the car for unmentioned flaws you wouldn't notice yourself. Look at a few cars and try to drive some so you know how the car should perform.
Searching the right car is part of the fun so never buy one in a hurry as it might disappoint you.

welcome to the site :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
300 Posts
Ferraridreams,
1. welcome to the site.
2. love your nickname: haven't we all of those.
3. for your question: as Bob did already point out: if and when you find a suitable car, let a qualified mechanic get a good look at the car. As they look through the shiny paintjob, nice leather and know what to look for as for hidden flaws. Also ask the service history and possible repairjobs.
Hope this helps you.
Jurgen
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
300 Posts
4. if and when you have a look at Fcars on African soil, could you get the serial numbers of the cars? :green: There are quit a few guys around here who collect them(me being one of them)
Jurgen
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Service History

Hi again Guys,

Thanks for all the comments so far, I appreciate it.

What are your thoughts - This 348ts does not have a service history - I am told it has been lost, should I even consider it any further?

Apparently it has had its odometer changed at approx 38 000 kms, so although the odo says 45 000 km, it has doen over 80 000 in reality. I am told the previous owner has signed an affadavit to say that teh previous odo was faulty - Does this sound feasable, or should a let this one go?

Pricewise it is R650 000.00 (South African Rands)

= USD 112 000.00
= GBP 59 000.00

What do you think of the price, it seems expensive relative to whats available worldwide!!!

Hope someone has some insight into all this,

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
749 Posts
A lost history is a VERY poor reflection on the owner, if true. Almost all owners would realise the value (& necessity) of such documentation. This lack od docs will hurt all future re-sales too.

Even if the docs do get lost, the servicing establishment would normally run-off another copy of all services done for the owner if asked. Ask where it is has been serviced & call them (or get the owner to). If you can't get this info, or if the servicing garage(s) can't give you anything in writing, then drop it. Another one will come along soon enough & it's all good experience.

Have you driven it? Drive whatever you can for comparison purposes, but don't expect a test drive to tell you if the car has problems - only an independent inspection by a Ferrari mechanic can do that (hopefully!).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
African Ferrari's

DJ said:
4. if and when you have a look at Fcars on African soil, could you get the serial numbers of the cars? :green: There are quit a few guys around here who collect them(me being one of them)
Jurgen
Hi Jurgen,

Will do, Do you look to import them, do you find they are more reasonably priced in South Africa?
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
15,140 Posts
Re: Service History

FerrariDreams said:
Hi again Guys,

Thanks for all the comments so far, I appreciate it.

What are your thoughts - This 348ts does not have a service history - I am told it has been lost, should I even consider it any further?

Apparently it has had its odometer changed at approx 38 000 kms, so although the odo says 45 000 km, it has doen over 80 000 in reality. I am told the previous owner has signed an affadavit to say that teh previous odo was faulty - Does this sound feasable, or should a let this one go?

Pricewise it is R650 000.00 (South African Rands)

= USD 112 000.00
= GBP 59 000.00

What do you think of the price, it seems expensive relative to whats available worldwide!!!

Hope someone has some insight into all this,

Thanks
The prices are very high compared to the UK. For GBP 59,000 you could get a 360 or an early 550. Have you considered buying in the UK and having it shipped ?
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top