Not really sub 60k though
Well, he did subsequently. But there’s a Top Gear video from 89 where he drove one - and he sounded priapic throughout the whole experience.Clarkson tore the 348 to pieces, and although it looks good that always put me off.. Dont know if that was fair on the 348 though.
Howdy... that “guy” was me.... sold the 456 and bought the 4200Fond memories of my first Ferrari too also a 456 GTA in TDF blue bought blind after reading the story on Piston Heads the guy who bought a 17 K 456.
I paid a bit more but got my money back and took part at Silverstone September 2012.
I have a phase 2 V6 and I must say it is a real blast to drive, it’s not as quick as many modern hot hatches but the whole “experience” of driving one always brings a smile to my faceI do prefer the styling of the later cars, and the power-to-weight compares a little more favourably against the 182 Cup, but I just want to see how much is hyperbole.
Interesting that you had a 360 after the 456 as I’ve been watching the prices recently and they do seem to be softening. Did you find it much more of sports than GT ? And how did it compare to the Maser?Reading your story led me well astray.
My first Ferrari was the 456 swiftly followed by a 360 Modena.
No regrets all part of being a Petrolhead
“Made memorable sound and was a Great driving car for two” is what I was hoping... maybe time for a test driveThe 360 was a 04 F1 with Challenge bits on it looked Great.
Made memorable sound and was a Great driving car for two.
The 4200 is probably the Best all around GT in my opinion and can be used as a daily.
The 456 was Special but delicate.
Sold my 98 one with 25,000 miles and every piece of history with it including a copy of the 2012 Guiness World Record for £25,000 back in 2013.I might rename this thread to sub-50k,
I couldn’t agree more, I too love my 348.(A welcome distraction.) I love my 348, for all the above. It is raw, no power steering, manual with dogleg 1st so you have to remember, very rigid. Steering once on the go is superb, but hard work at times, it has no frills or compromises. It is also tiny, its actually shorter than a Dino! On paper it's about 1/2 second slower to 60 than my old Assetto Corsa, and just a couple mph slower top speed, not bad for a car 10 year older. Power delivery is obviously different, still miss the twin turbo kick, but once its on twisty back roads it is great fun, and you will not come anywhere near to the reported bad traits anywhere other than a track. The Assetto Corsa was a car you could jump in and drive and arrive reasonably relaxed, but needed care in the wet. The 348 you need to be aware at all times, and not so relaxed, but wasn't bought for that, it was bought for fun, and, for me, ticks all boxes.