1994 Ferrari 348 Spider

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Mileage
76000 mi
Engine
3.4L V-8
Transmission
Manual
Body Style
Convertible

Vehicle story

This modern classic is a beautiful example of pure Italian artistry and engineering. While it’s fun just to look at it, it also offers dependability and reliability in an exotic vehicle. Just 1,090 examples of the 348 Spider were produced from 1993-95, replacing the Mondial Cabriolet, and just 550 were imported by the factory to the U.S.

FOR DRIVING RENTALS
***This is a 5-speed, manual transmission, 3-pedal car. If you are not an expert in driving a manual transmission car, DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT rent it***

FOR EVENT RENTALS
Price assumes one full day (12 hours) including a driver with the car at your location (assumes up to 25-mile distance from car's location). Please contact me. The rental price may vary due to the driving distance, setting, amount of time you need the vehicle, and amount of time you need the driver. In some circumstances for a very short, very close booking, the price can go down. For a booking in the desert (very dusty) 100 miles away, the price may have to increase somewhat.


The car’s exterior is finished in what is one of the most popular and striking color combinations: classic “Fly yellow.” On this vehicle, with all of its dark grilles, strakes and louvers, the bright color contrasts beautifully. This car does not scream “Look at me!” like modern Ferraris and Lamborghinis in wild colors; instead, it’s a color that tells you the car is less serious than a red one and it’s all about having fun!

Everything on this car works. All factory services are up-to-date (including major engine-out service completed in October 2021!) So this car is in reliable mechanical condition and you can expect a top level of performance from it. There are no leaks, the engine fires right up, idles smoothly and has that wonderful Ferrari sound. The suspension is nice and tight with no odd noises, vibrations, or alignment problems when driving. The car is original with no significant modifications.

Driving this car is a pure joy. The 348 lacks the electronic gadgetry that is so prevalent in newer cars allowing the driver to fully enjoy the classic Ferrari driving experience. The throaty exhaust isn't overpowering, just pleasant and "there." You can still carry on a casual conversation with your passenger, even at high speed. The clutch is light and delightfully precise.

348s do not have power steering. While the steering feel of this car is praised car experts, at low or no speed it is very difficult to turn the wheel. The 348's convertible top is all manual and comes with clear written and illustrated instructions. The convertible top's boot cover snaps into place with very little effort and gives your car a clean top-down appearance that is well worth the few seconds required to install. The 348 has narrow seats. If you have larger than a size 36-inch waist, you may have trouble fitting into the bolstered seats. The car should be comfortable for anyone up to about 6’4” tall. It’s a rear-engined car and strictly a 2-seater. There is a rather generous trunk up front. It measures 25” wide and 26” deep, 13” high at the front and 21” high at the rear. So you can easily fit one overstuffed carry-on bag along with an overnight bag or duffle. If you are coming from out-town and toting lots of bags but still want to take this for a road trip, don't fret! You are welcome to stow your excess bags with me for no charge if that works with your itinerary!

I will provide you with a reference card showing you some operating tips and tricks.

While this car is well-maintained and in excellent condition, it is still over 25 years old. I ask that you drive this car reasonably and do not abuse it. No racetracks, popping clutches, power shifts, or multi-gear downshifts, please. Do not cross the redline. If there is evidence of excess tire wear due to overly-hard driving, you are liable to extra charges. This vehicle has ABS but no airbags and no electronic stability aids. It requires more effort and attention than modern supercars. Treat it with respect and do not be overconfident in your abilities.

Notable features:
-Tubi exhaust
-air conditioning
-power locks and windows
-AM/FM CD player

Specifications:
Engine: DOHC, 32 Valve V8, 3405 cc
Power: 312 bhp (224 kW) @ 7500 rpm
Suspension: Independent all round
0-100 km/h (62 mph): 5.3 sec.
0-161 km/h (100 mph): 11.5 sec.
1/4 mile: 13.8 sec.
Top Speed: 171 mph
Skidpad: .935g

WARNING: If you wear out the brake rotors or otherwise damage the emergency brake system by failing to disengage it before driving, you are liable for the damage (approx. $2,000). To disengage the emergency brake, you must press the button on the end of the lever in as you push the lever back down (pressing the lever down without pushing the button will NOT disengage it). The warning light works, so if it's on and you're driving, you're wrong.

DO NOT IDLE FOR MORE THAN 10 MINUTES AT A TIME. This is not good for the car.

Engine

Engine: DOHC, 32 Valve V8, 3405 cc
Power: 312 bhp (224 kW) @ 7500 rpm

Wheels and tires

Factory 17-inch tires

Brakes

Factory brakes

Transmission

5-speed manual

Policies

Fuel Policy
Return with the same amount
Mileage Limit
100 miles per day
Weather
Any Weather
Overage Rate/Mile
3.95

Pick-up / Return Location

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Delivery option
Available

Pick-Up Instructions

Most pick-ups will be in-person, although some may be done remotely. Either way, I'll tell you where the car is--it will either be on the street or in the parking lot at this address. Feel free to contact me any time after reserving for any reason at 703-785-5298 If we do a remote key handoff, it's a good idea to take photos of the car before driving away. I will do the same before I leave the car for you. That way, we both document the condition in which the car was last left. To return, just find a legal spot in the general vicinity of where you picked up--there is plenty of FREE street parking. DO NOT park in a street sweeping zone within 24 hours of the restricted times. Again, I suggest you take photos of the exterior and the interior before you leave. I will either meet you or have a designated method for dropping off the keys. At the end of your trip, please remember to: 1. Turn off A/C or fan 2. Leave in 1st gear 3. Don’t use parking brake unless on a grade

Reviews

joseph bogdjalian
Had a lot of fun with this Yellow Ferrari Spider. drove up the canyon and went to PCH, car gets a lot of attention. Owner is very helpful and made renting, picking up the car, and dropping it off a breeze. Would definitely like to rent this car again, I am starting to miss it as I write this review.
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Aug 15, 2020
Cody Hale
Roland was an excellent and accommodating host that helped me have an excellent 25th birthday despite the madhouse 2020 has been. The car was absolutely a joy to drive, if a bit cramped for someone with wide feet and wide hips. The 348 gets downplayed a lot by people that haven't driven them, but I've yet to meet a single person that has driven one and didn't enjoy every minute.
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Dec 20, 2020
Cody Hale
Once again, the 348 was an absolute dream. She ran well the whole time and there was nothing to distract from the excellent driving experience. Roland was also once again very easy to work with and made the check in process a breeze.
Dec 23, 2021

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Approved drivers will operate the car on public roads.

Event

This is intended for non-driving uses like photo shoots and static displays. The car will need to be delivered by the owner to the renter's location.

Chauffeured

Owner or their approved agent drives the renter in the car. This option is popular for weddings or other special events.

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