Year of manufacture1986
The Ferrari 328 first appeared in 1985 as the successor to the 308, featuring a normally aspirated 3.2 V8 engine and very handsome styling. Instantly popular, Ferrari went on to produce 7,400 variants worldwide during the production run which finished late in 1989. Now regarded as a true design classic, this ultimate 270bhp sportscar of the day reached 0 - 60 in 5.5 seconds and went on to a top speed of 166mph.
This exquisite 328 GTS is finished in the most desirable combination of Rosso and Tan with Bordeaux carpets and Nero leather dash. The car is complete with a highly detailed and comprehensive history, with a full complement of MoT certificates, original complete tool kit, handbooks, keys, rare space saver wheel and four brand new tyres as well original fitment Blaupunkt stereo and essential fuse box replacement.
Supplied new by Maranello Egham, Surrey to her first owner, a Mr Miller on 6th February 1986, this car was clearly enjoyed as what appears to be a daily driver as 28,000 miles were covered in the first five years of life, with all works being carried out by the supplying dealer, Maranello as detailed in the history file. She was subsequently sold to the second owner Mr Barratt by Maranello on 14th September 1991 who had servicing and repairs carried out by both Maranello and Ferrari specialist, Talacrest, and latterly Neal Lucas until 2003. The car was then sold to its third owner, Mr Shonfeld, who bought the car from Kent High Performance in June 2003.
The last custodian of nine years kept the car dry stored in a garage and covered very nominal mileage of about 2,000 miles during his nine year tenure. At times during this period, the car saw little or no use and was declared SORN accordingly. Despite minimal usage it passed its MoT in June of this year with no advisories whatsoever, testament to the care with which it has been given as it was still serviced even whilst not in full use.
Having now just completed comprehensive refreshment, this gorgeous 328 is presented in beautiful condition making it arguably one of the nicest and usable examples to come to market. The interior was fully re-connolised recently, giving the leather a wonderful finish and all complemented by a quality paint refinish to ensure she looks as good as new. During the recent service works carried out by GT Cars, Warrington, the cambelts and tensioners were replaced, all cams were inspected and were showing no wear whatsoever - a true testament to how robust the 3.2 QV engines are when serviced correctly and regularly.
Service History with invoices included in the history file:
Maranello11/03/861,180Running in service
Maranello16/05/8920,682Service & Belts
Maranello22/08/9128,614Service & Belts
Talacrest27/09/9335,270Service & Belts
Neal Lucas27/03/9643,368Service & Belts
Neal Lucas04/03/9850,616Service & Belts
Neal Lucas21/01/9951,930Service & various
Neal Lucas24/02/0055,218Service & Belts
Neal Lucas03/05/0156,781Service & various
Neal Lucas16/05/0260,484Service & Belts
Kent High Performance24/06/0363,459Service
R & D Automotive01/03/0464,091Service & Belts
R & D Automotive16/02/0564,423Service
JMH Automotive15/09/0665,733Service & Belts
A & E Performance12/04/1166,192Service & Belts
GT Motors23/08/1466,432Service & Belts cam gasket
The gorgeous V8 soundtrack is complimented by an aftermarket Stainless steel exhaust and it's even more enjoyable with the GTS roof panel removed, the vendor claims!
With 308 and 328s now getting the attention they so richly deserve and being amongst the most affordable, user friendly and above all enjoyable Ferrari models to drive, these cars are now proving to be a sound investment.
A V5C, MoT and road tax are paid until June and January 2015 respectively and with the odometer now reading a warranted mileage of 66,648 miles, this beautiful 328 GTS is ready to enjoy to the full by a new owner.