Lot 267 - 1986 Ferrari 328GTS
|Odometer reading||45,466 miles|
|Estimate||£56,000 - £65,000|
|Result||Sold - £54,320|
Perhaps one of the most recognisable designs ever penned for Ferrari by Pininfarina is that of the 308. The 308 was much different from Ferrari's first two-seat, mid-engined road car, the 246 Dino, as its design was angular, sharp and more forward thinking. Nevertheless, the 308 was an instant hit and it came to define late '70s and early '80s sports cars. As successful as the 308 was, Ferrari's engineers found ways to refine its design and mechanics without losing the flair that defined it. What emerged was a car that was improved in every aspect; a car that could stand tall amongst its siblings; that car was the 328. The Ferrari 328 exhibited several subtle differences from its predecessor, including moulded bumpers, a slightly smaller front grill and a roof spoiler. Pininfarina's designers also smoothed out the shape of the body to make it appear slightly less aggressive overall. Inside, Ferrari introduced new and more supportive seats and refined ergonomics with improved general quality to make the car's driving experience more intuitive. Mechanically, overall capacity was raised to 3186cc through increasing the bore and stroke which helped to bring maximum horsepower to 270 at 7000rpm. It could also reach a top speed of 160mph and travel from 0-60 in a brisk 5.5 seconds.
This lefthand drive Ferrari 328GTS has recently been imported into the UK from the USA and comes with the original service books and a comprehensive history folder confirming the last cambelt service was carried out on 15th April 2013 at 43,191 miles. This pre-ABS example is finished in Rosso with tan leather trim and unusually, is supplied with two targa panels, one in black vinyl and one painted in Rosso. It is clear to see this is a 328 that has been well maintained and cared for; our inspection indicated the paintwork to be original and this Ferrari is best summed up as a very genuine example. Supplied with a UK V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, the 308/328 is one of the most classical shapes produced by Ferrari in the 1970's and 80's and this example will not disappoint.
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