The ex-Oprey car and one of three with racing history
For sale by Jan B. Lühn – Details HERE
• One of 11 built 348 GT Competizione
• One of three cars with period racing history
• Freshly overhauled by Michelotto
• Eligible for the Ferrari Club Competizione GT
Chassis No 84248
The Ferrari 348 was build as a replacement for the 328. It was presented in 1989 and was built until 1995 as a mid-engine V8-powered 2-seat sports car. It was the final V8 model developed under the direction of Enzo Ferrari before his death, commissioned to production posthumously.
Specific history of this car:
Chassis number #84248 is one of 11 cars being hand built by Michelotto in Padua (nine 348 GTCs and two 348 GT LM). From mid 1993 it was for the first time ever possible to purchase a customers competition car directly from Ferrari. Suitable for several top racing series as Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring, these cars would be pitched up against the likes of Porsche’s mighty 911 RSR’s and the Venturi 400.
Michelotto fitted hot 360bhp engines with reconfigured fuel mapping and F40 halfshafts into the GT Competiziones. Also the bodywork was changed, including a Lexan rear window and lightweight alloy panels for the front lid and engine cover. Carbon composite was used for the doors, bumpers and the undertray, supplementary ducts feeding cool air to the rear brakes. The brakes themselves were uprated 15-inch cross-drilled Brembo discs, wider Speedline five-spoke magnesium wheels being typically shod with slick Goodyear tyres. Michelotto uprated the suspension with fully adjustable Koni dampers and anti dive geometry, strengthening gussets having been installed around the engine bay. The cockpits were completely stripped and fitted with an FIA-spec roll cage, OMP race seats and occasionally, electric windows. Just eleven Michelotto Competizione’s were built, most going straight to collectors who rarely chose to race them.
This specific car was purchased new by the well known dutch Ferrari collector Michel Oprey. He raced the car in several races including among others the Ferrari-Porsche-Challenge from ‘94-’96. On the racetrack he later replaced the car with a Ferrari F40 LM but kept the 348 in his private collection.
The previous owner purchased the car directly from Michel Oprey but never really used it. Since we purchased the car, the GTC went straight back to Michelotto for a complete check and partial restoration. The car has now been returned back to the livery of the 90’s when Oprey raced it in the Porsche-Ferrari Challenge the Netherlands and Germany.
It is believed that #84248 is one of only three 348 GT Competizione that really raced in period.
This is a very rare opportunity to purchase of the first factory built Ferrari GT racing cars. These cars are still very competitive in the right hands and the car can be seen as an entry ticket into prestigious events as the official Ferrari Club Competizione GT, the Masters Series or the Global Endurance races organized by Peter Auto.