Lot 169 - 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS
|Odometer reading||12,658 miles|
|Estimate||£100,000 - £120,000|
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. It 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.
Originally registered on 1st January, 1987, this Ferrari has been lovingly cared for by the vendor and presents in excellent condition. The Rossa Corsa paintwork is original and unblemished as is the Crema leather interior; it is astonishing to think this is a 30 year old car when walking round it. This 328 GTS is supplied with a well documented service history; the cambelts were last changed on 16th January, 2016. Waxoil has been applied to the underside and wheel arches; this Ferrari sits very well on a good set of Pirelli tyres and the Campagnolo wheels are unmarked. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 6th April, 2018, this genuine UK registered righthand drive 328 GTS has been in the hands of a private collector in recent years; we can confidently say she is one of the best examples we have seen.
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