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.

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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.

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