Lot 218 - 1987 Ferrari 328GTS (Pre-ABS)
|Odometer reading||47,790 km|
|Estimate||£65,000 - £75,000|
Perhaps one of the most recognisable designs ever penned for Ferrari by Pininfarina is that of the 308. It was 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 in Belgium in 1987 and finished in the classic Ferrari Rosso Corsa with Crema leather interior, this example presents in excellent condition throughout. The highly respected Dick Lovett Ferrari has recently completed an in-depth service including a brake fluid change, new handbrake cables, timing belts and new air condition belts. Gaskets have been replacement including rear rocker cover, sum and transmission sump; even the windscreen washer jet system has been cleaned through. New wiper blades and number plate bulbs have been fitted and it has recently passed its MoT test with no advisories. Well looked after and in fine condition, this classic 80’s Ferrari is ready for some enjoyment. It should be noted that this evocative example is one of the desirable pre-ABS model, more visceral and far more desirable than its later siblings.