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348 SS for sale on BaT

Discussion in '348/355' started by BT, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. BT

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  2. steved033

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    I somehow didn't realize it was in Marietta!

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  3. asgor

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    #3 asgor, Jan 3, 2020
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    Yes, looks nice but appears to have its fair share of issues, both described in the seller's narrative as well as evident in the pics. Nothing that can't be reasonably fixed, of course, but the car overall seems somewhat beat up for that kind of mileage.
     
  4. 355dreamer

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    Anyone want to make a prediction on what this will sell for?
     
  5. rvp325

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    65k
     
  6. jferrante

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    Yup

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  7. rvp325

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    If this actually sold for 50K and needed 10K of engine work, cosmetics sorted, I think a great price, low miles, but my guess, as I posted above, is that it'll finally bid @ 65k

    I am jealous of the F40 seats, tho! Mine was spec'd out with the standard seats...more comfy for sure, but those buckets definitely do have panache!

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  8. ghardt

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    I agree with Asgor. It looks rough. Missing the classic Ferrari blood line; apparently removed when painted. Rusty fasteners in the engine bay are never a good sign. For alleged 11K miles it should look much better.
     
  9. Ferrarium

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    I have a 12K mile car, it looks much better that this one does looking closely at the engine pics pictures but, it is possible it was just used in a harsh environment. Things like pedal wear on the rubber pads does not show wear, certainly less than the corrosion would lead you to think. Also the MAF pot caps are still there so it was not tinkered with in that regard. I think it was put away wet many times perhaps or something along those lines. I don't think its that bad but the corrosion and gear box condition could make it appear to have been used more than 12k miles. Nice car but not a top dollar car on that condition. I suspect it will top out at 58k.
     
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  10. ghardt

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    I really want to see this SS sell for solid money. However, after looking at the photos again all I see are items that need sorting: missing rubber flap at gas filler, broken wheel center caps, curb rash, broken seat belt latch buttons, sticky everything, tarnished cavalinos/badge, dirty carpet (not even vacuumed), engine lights, mouse tracks, and on and on. I know all these items are minor, but it just screams the car was not loved by the most recent owners. These are special cars that deserve to be loved. IMHO, $50k is already a solid price for this example even with the CF seats. One would need to spend an additional $20K to make this a $65K example. But, that’s Ferrari ownership in a nutshell; you must have passion for these cars. This owner exhibits no passion.
     
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  11. Ferrarium

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    Many of the rubber boots on the harness are torn. MAF, coils etc I don't have a single torn boot anywhere. Wonder why they are all torn, maybe someone tried re-pinning the harness or something. Could speak to harsh environment and corrosion, Electrical gremlins is not something someone wants. Will be interesting. I would pass myself. Now that red spider at Lake forest, that's a different story.....
     
  12. jferrante

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    Agree with the comments now that I take a closer look. I do think low miles and seats may blur some vision and this gets close to 60k. Dealer had ask of 70+ on eBay so might not sell below 65

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  13. ghardt

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    If I was in the market for a 348, I’d be all over that Lake Forest car. That color is VERY rare on a 348.
     
  14. QSA

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    This car has strange corrosion areas for where it supposedly lived. Ive seen less on cars that sat in a closed garage, in humid Houston, with poor ventilation for over two decades.

    Respect to the seller for good pictures showing it all, and stating the known hidden issues.

    This car is a project IMO.
     
  15. desmomini

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    Description indicates the current owner has driven it 100 miles.
     
  16. desmomini

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    $68k!

    You guys are good!

    Man, the "bondo in both doors" would be enough to keep me from bidding.
     
  17. Ferrarium

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    Someone really wanted it. With the seats and all that then cleaned up it is the car to have. Just needs someone who wants to do it. Glad it found a home, at that price I presume the new owner has a passion for them and then corrects it. Most of the issues are diy, what fun actually. Great model that's for sure!

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  18. rvp325

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    Ditto. To the final bidder, welcome to the 348 Brotherhood!
     
  19. NeuroBeaker

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    The carfax says it was registered in the south, but it has quite a bit of corrosion. Where's that coming from?

    All the best,
    Andrew.
     
  20. steved033

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    Destin FL? Party on the beach?

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  21. AceMaster

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    Salt in the air in Florida
     
  22. Wade

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  23. Ferrarium

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  24. vvassallo

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    Regardless of the obvious issues with the car I wanted to see it sell for a decent price, knowing it would elevate the value of all our SS's. Low mileage but it looked like it had a lot of wear/aging. Supposedly it was a southern car, but where as it garaged, in a car port? The $68K plus the buyer fee (was that $2K?) puts the value of good condition SS's in the mid-70's assuming no major is needed. This is great news considering several years ago no one cared either way. For the other 348 owners, know that a rising tide lifts all boats, so good news for all.

    Of interest is a 348 Challenge in Scottsdale at the Leake auction, first time for them in Scottsdale. The car comes with a full Challenge kit, uninstalled, including the seats, roll cage and Speedline wheels with slicks. I am going and hope to see this car hit 6 digits. If not, well, I am taking my check book. :D
     
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  25. rvp325

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    Agreed! The SS is a gem.
     

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