Fancy owning a Ferrari? It would make a nice investment if you get a good one, but don’t expect an amazing driving experience.
The only drivable sub-£30k Ferrari you’ll find is the 348, the firm’s entry-level offering from 1989 to 1995. A gentle skim will uncover a dozen or so 348s for sale in the UK for between £25, 000 and £30, 000, most showing under 50, 000 miles and looking, if not in prime nick exactly, rather less than utterly shagged. It is fair to say the 348 is not recognised as the pinnacle of Maranello’s output.
Don’t pretend you’ve never done it. You’re browsing the online classifieds, marvelling at the do-everything secondhand metal you can have for under £30,000 (2012 BMW 335i with delivery miles, anyone?) when somehow, inexplicably, you’ve clicked on the Ferrari tab, and discovered you could have a classic Italian thoroughbred (© every car mag, ad infinitum) for the same price as a new Golf GTI.
Successor to the 328, forebear to the 355, 360, 430 and 458. But still, a real Ferrari: mid-engined, rear drive, daft strakes down the side, Cavallino whatsit on the nose, red paint on at least most of the panels if you’re lucky. A gentle skim will uncover a dozen or so 348s for sale in the UK for between £25,000 and £30,000, most showing under 50,000 miles and looking, if not in prime nick exactly, rather less than utterly shagged. Too good to be true?
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