FERRARI 348 GT MICHELOTTO COMPETIZIONE [Vendu]
Chassis number #84248, 1 of 11 cars built by Michelotto.
From the middle of 1993 it was possible to buy an off the shelf 348 competition car prepared by Ferrari’s favoured tuners, Michelotto. Suitable for several top racing series and in particular Blue Ribbon events such 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 all Competizione’s, changes to the bodywork 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 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. 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. In this case the car was purchased by the well known Ferrari collector Michel Oprey from the Netherlands. He raced the car in several races including among others the Ferrari-Porsche-Challenge from 94-’96.
On the racetrack he replaced the car with a Ferrari F40 LM while keeping the 348 in his private collection. The current owner purchased the car directly from Michel Oprey. Due to new projects the owner has decided to offer the car for sale.
The car has been returned to the livery of the 90’s when Oprey raced in the Netherlands and Germany. It comes with a second set of rims.
This is a rare opportunity to buy one of the early cars built by Michelotto!
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