Debuted at the 1985 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Ferrari 328 was the second model in Ferrari’s long and popular line of mid-engine V8 sports cars, continuing through the upcoming 488 GTB. The 328 was the replacement to the popular 308 and featured notable performance and design advancements over the outgoing model. The mid-mounted V8 engine was increased from 3.0 to 3.2 liters and the iconic Leonardo Fioravanti-designed body was updated for a smoother, more contemporary appearance with integrated bumpers and revised cooling ducts, resulting in a more cohesive and streamlined profile.
Pininfarina built two variants of this mid-engine sportscar, the Gran Turismo Berlinetta Coupe and the Gran Turismo Spider, featuring a removable Targa top. While performance of the GTS was not the same as the GTB, it offered an exhilarating open-air driving experience, and afforded the driver and their fortunate passenger unbridled access to the unmistakable sound of the dry-sump Ferrari V8. In the short four year run of the 328, 6,068 examples were produced, a great success which, combined with the success and popularity of the 308, ensured the position of the mid-engine V8 in Ferrari’s permanent stable.
This superb 328 GTS benefits from being one of the early cars without ABS and catalytic converters, making it a proper drivers car as Ferrari intended. Bought by the current vendor in Italy in 2001 from the first owner, the car has been well cared for in its present ownership. Beautifully presented in the increasingly rare blue sera metallic paintwork with sumptuous contrasting crema leather, this is certainly a car to turn heads. Other than regular maintenance we are told that a new clutch was fitted two years ago and the car has been sparingly used since. A rare find and one not to be missed.
|Auction Date||12th September 2019|
|Day of Auction||Day 1 - Thursday|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
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