Excellent Condition and Sparingly driven Ferrari 348 Challenge Car with UK Racing History.
Body Style: Coupe
Exterior: Rossa Corsa "Maranello Concessionaire" Livery
Driver's Side: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 11,000 KM
Location: Hong Kong
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Excellent Condition and well-maintained car with only 11,000 KM
Very rare opportunity to buy a Ex-Dealer 348 Challenge showcar with racing history + Full Ownership Records
Tons of Spare parts included in the sale
This 348 is the last official 348 TB imported into the UK and exhibited by Maranello Concessions at the Earl’s Court Motor Show in 1993. With Ferrari preparing to launch the “Challenge” series in 1994, Maranello Concessions decided that it too must enter the series and set about converting the car using the factory kit in the spring of 94. Also a driver was needed, and none other than Simon Toyne was sought as the works driver having won the class championship in 93 of the Ferrari Pirelli Championship. Imported into Hong Kong in 2005 by a local collector, the car has seen minor action in China race circuit and subsequently displayed at the Hong Kong Ferrari showroom. With full records and many spare parts, this particular 348 is a piece of motor history for a serious collector.
- Original Chassis and Engine
- Original 348 Challenge Seats and Belts
- Suspension Upgraded to Michelotto Le-Mans Specification
- Very rare Ferrari Challenge Exhaust
- ATL safety fuel Tank
- Original Maranello Concessionaires Poster
- Original Factory Headers (Currently fitted with Sport headers and Kevlar heat blankets)
- Original Catalytic Convertors (Currently fitted with Straight Test Pipes)
- Glass windows (Currently fitted with Lexan Windows)
Ferrari 348 Challenge Race Cars
The Ferrari 348 Challenge series was begun in 1993 in Europe and brought to North America in 1994. This was a single marquee gentleman's race series for amateur owner/driver's. The original series used converted street cars. In North America the original cars were converted 348 Serie Speciale model's, but any 348 1989 and up that was brought up to 348 SS spec could be used.
In Europe any TB/TS and GTB/GTS could be converted, but no Spiders were allowed.
An additional challenge kit was installed requiring 110 man hours. The kit included a full roll cage, OMP racing seats, 2" four point harness (replaced with 3" six points harness in '95), fire extinguisher (some installed plumbed in system instead), battery disconnect, and plexiglass for the front fog lights. (later the signals assembly was removed in place of brake duchs) New under trays were fitted front and rear with brake cooling ducts. The original series used stock 17" rims mounted with slicks. These were upgraded to 18" Speedline magnesium challenge rims in 1995.
Additional modifications were allowed including upgraded ECU with 7800 rpm redline (stock 76 rpm) advancement of timing to preexisting holes in drive pulleys, improved fuel pumps, and lower 1st and 2nd gears. Thermostat was removed to allow better cooling. The engine was not allowed to be modified and had to run with stock cats. Racing brake pads and "Aeroquip" type brake hose were also supplied by Ferrari.
The ABS was allowed to be disabled, but not removed. In addition to the air conditioner compressor belt could be removed, but not the compressor. Stiffer springs and different dampers were also supplied by Ferrari. Camber was allowed to be changed within specific limits. The car was allowed to lowered but no part of the body could touch the ground if both side tires went flat.
Minimum weight was 1360 kg (3050 Lbs.) minus driver and fuel in the condition it crossed the finish line or after practice.
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