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.
In the summer of 1987, this particular 328 GTS left Ferrari’s Maranello factory finished in the timeless combination of Ferrari’s iconic Rosso Corsa paint over a fine Nero black Leather interior.
This Ferrari has led a cosseted existence, having covered fewer than 47,000 miles from new, and as such remains in very good condition. The vibrant Rosso Corsa paintwork shines vividly and accentuates Leonardo Fioravanti’s timeless design nicely. The original leather interior possesses a lovely patina appropriate for the age of the car.
The targa top accentuates the lithe and powerful Pininfarina design when installed, and provides a wonderful open top experience once removed.
With low mileage and a timeless and stunning colour combination, this 328 GTS will afford the next owner great driving pleasure, thanks to its well cared for mechanical systems and the unmistakable bellow of a Ferrari V8.
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