5 1989-1993 FERRARI 348 TB/TS
WHY IT’S SO AFFORDABLE It’s one of the least-fancied Ferraris among millionaires, but it’s a thoroughbred supercar through and through.
This is the Ferrari to go for if you’re looking for the best machine at the bottom of its value curve. Successor to the earlier 328, the 348 projects a pleasing whiff of slat-sided Testarossa and carries the important accolade of being the final midengined V8 Ferrari developed by Enzo himself.
With a 3.4-litre V8 behind you, the key technical innovation is a transversely mounted fivespeed gearbox – yet part of the car’s reputation is down to that transmission. Smooth gearchanges between first and second demand skill and brute force. Other downsides include a heavy clutch, scary stability in cross- or headwinds, heavy steering, and a hard ride. However, none of these issues will shock we hardy classic car owners.