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On 10/21/2020 at 7:38 AM, Pumpuynarak said:

Here ya go, it was a 1991 model with 17k miles on the clock when i bought it in 2001, it was as new but had PAS. I could'nt get on with the gated gear shift no matter how hard i tried, reverse was where 1st gear traditionally is and 1st gear was where 2nd usually is, i did'nt like it but i had some fun in it.

       

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Cool, the one i had many times was 1992 but non-PAS...I guess it had been manufactured a cpl years before it was first sold and registered maybe. It wasn't far off Lotus Elise levels of steering directness and feedback.

Every Ferrari I'd driven up to that point had the "Dog-Leg" box, and indeed so did a lot of other cars i was driving around that time......928 S2, E30 M3, 190 Cosworth, Aston V8 Vantage.....any sports car with a front engine/rear transaxle/5manual setup was dog-leg pretty much. Perfecting that up-right-up 1 -> 2 shift in a Ferrari and dropping the clutch, nailing the throttle all just right is probably the greatest motoring joy I can recall.

Yours looks lovely. I prefer the side strakes look of the 348 to the big open scoop/vent look on the 355 😎

Bet that chin/lower bumper took a good stone-pitting though, the first one i had many times was TDF Blue and had the optional black/plastic lower chin....not as pretty but it was a lot easier to drive day-to-day.

I had a red Targa a few times as well. funky reg n' all, lol, it a PAS model and the loss of torsional rigidity due to the roof not being solid made it a lot less fun to hustle. 

I forgot hot-linking to IMGBB and the like isn't working, attaching pics instead... (the red Targa pics aren't mine, but it is the car i had)

 

 

 

 

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Well I thought I would post this blast from the past as I no longer have either toys in the photo!!!

went from the c4 sed loed edtion which i owed for 8 years bought for 6000 sold for 1800 within 2 days of puttign it on fb marketplace to this beauty jag zf 16 plate 17plate spec 3.0ltr twin turbo 300b

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On 10/20/2020 at 7:19 PM, Chester Draws said:

It's actually an Audi 5.2 used in the lambo as Audi own Lamborghini

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Went to pick up onw of these with a mate a week or so ago, a lot of motor for the money now!

 

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On 10/21/2020 at 7:52 AM, Chester Draws said:

348s are quite sought after now and better value than 355s....both so pretty cars

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At one point in the mid-late 2000's, 348TB's were down to £20-25k  and 355GTB's were under £30k. 

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On 10/21/2020 at 8:19 PM, Chester Draws said:

Yeh, prices are getting silly now. I was at a Supercar event yesterday, they had 5 F50s there amongst many others. Friend of mine has a nice collection of lambos including a countach

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Was that the Donnington meetup, per chance?

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On 10/24/2020 at 3:41 AM, Shaksey said:

Cool, the one i had many times was 1992 but non-PAS.

Now the more i think about it mine maybe did not have PS, i assumed because the steering was so light that it must have had but of course with the engine at the rear meant no weight at the front of the car.

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11 hours ago, Pumpuynarak said:

Now the more i think about it mine maybe did not have PS, i assumed because the steering was so light that it must have had but of course with the engine at the rear meant no weight at the front of the car.

I dunno, the non-PAS car steering was lightish at speed but when manoeuvring at low speed or parking it was quite heavy. 

Talking about weight at the front....did you ever have the need (misfortune) to have to check where the battery was? 😁

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I regularly look at the pricing in the UK for 348/355/360's and i would agree with you, silly prices indeed. I paid 38500GBP's back in 2001 and probaly should have kept hold of it but it was a second car that spent a lot of its time in my garage doing nothing just looking beautiful (not a very practical car for everyday driving in lots of respects). I'd satisfied my boyhood dream of owning a red Ferrari so it was time after a couple of years to say goodbye.
Does your friend let you have a drive of his lovelies ? 
Good for you, you need to go for your dreams when you get the chance. I have driven his Bentley but not the Countach... Yet [emoji3]. He has a performante too, I need to drive that one!

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