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    Thanks everyone. I'll post updates when it's all sorted. ( Sometime in February.) I'll still be dropping in here though, like a red trouser wearing thorn in your side!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockits View Post
    Great news & good luck with the 348. How much do they go for these days? Manual?

    I've always liked the 348 looks but was always told they didn't perform or drive as good as they looked. Never driven one so can't comment. Obviously I prefer the 355 more like most but they must be a completely different price level I guess?

    Can't see how you would miss the AC over a 348 though would you? I guess time will tell. The 348nfor me is one of the cars that seem to work in pretty much all course it seems. Not seen one in any colour that I thought didn't suit it.

    Enjoy & tell us all about it.
    It's not so clear cut. The 348 was old school Ferrari, no power steering etc., you had to work hard to get the best out of it. (I find it drives a bit like my old Cerbera, go cart like.) A lot of negative press at the time , with organisational changes following Enzo Ferraris death, and Luca di Montezemolo seemingly dismissing it as he headed a new era at Ferrari.. The Assetto Corsa v the 348? Yes I will very much miss the AC, on paper the pair of them are very similar, 0- 60 times, top speed. The AC has been part of the family for 6 years, it is quick , exclusive, and great to drive. It has also been fairly reliable. The 348 is an itch I had to scratch though. A picture from yesterday prior to getting a few jobs done and MOT.
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    Well done, that looks like a blast to own. I toyed with the idea of a 348GTS about 6 months ago. It drove, looked, and smelt pure Ferrari, but at the time it was too far away from the stradale driving experience. And, I was skint. Now I have saved up a few pennies I am kicking myself for not going for it. It was a manual too. Would probably been the first car I would not have lost money on!

    Enjoy, and please keep posting updates here.
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    That red is quite dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbob View Post
    That red is quite dark.
    Exactly! I wonder if I'll get away with the red trousers in the same shade?
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    Result. Didn’t see it when I went past Forfar on the A90 tonight.
    2011 GranTurismo GTS Auto - have got through 45,000 miles so far
    2005 4200GT - went in 2011, a bit busy under braking
    1999 3200GT - went in 2003, still bought it even though it threw a CEL on the test drive

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    That looks perfect!
    I love the 348, and saw one exactly like that at a show last year at Kincardine Castle in Royal Deeside.

    I've read exactly the same as you pointed out about the 348 in the press, combined with them seemingly wanting to kill press test drivers at the beginning, but have read that when they are set up right, they are increasingly more rewarding to drive. I'd love one, over a lot of other Ferrari at that.

    I've heard it described as the most Lotus like of Ferrari, which fits in with your description as go kart and TVR like I think.

    Congratulations, and well done.

    Make sure you stick around here to tell us how it's all going.
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