1988 Ferrari 328

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Mileage 
    2 039 km / 1 267 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFWA20B000077722
  • Engine number 
    13241
  • Lot number 
    522
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

An original left-hand-drive European example withjust 2,040km(1,268 miles) from newTotally cherished by its first owner until 2013 before becoming the property of a significant European collectorABS, Air-conditioning and the optional roof aerofoil werespecified from newWith its Targa-top, the Gran Turismo Spider offers unbridled access to the glorious sound of that sensational 'flat-plane'V8Original books and manuals, Ferrari tool roll, Targa-top cover and spare keys with a Crepaldi key ringPerhaps the definition of preservation and reference of originality for all 328s?This surely must be one of,if not the, very best original 328 GTS in existence and excitingly, is offered at No ReserveNB. This car has been in a private collection for some time and although the mileage is tiny, it will need a full cambelt service before any attempt is made to start itThe Ferrari 328 GTS and GTB made their worldwide debut at the 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show and its styling was an obvious evolution of the Ferrari 308 Series, however, Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti had softened his previous design and it still remained a popular choice with Ferrari aficionados.Under the engine cover is the same transversely-mounted, fuel-injected V8 from the Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole, with an increase in displacement. By increasing both bore and stroke, the 'quattrovalvole's capacity was raised to 3,186cc which, together with a higher compression ratio, revised pistons, and an improved Marelli engine management system, lifted maximum power to 270bhp at 7,000rpm. Top speed was raised to within a whisker of 160mph (258km/h) and60mph arrived from a standing startin 5.5 seconds.Asignificant difference from the308 is the use of galvanized steel, which greatly reduces potential rust problems compared to its forebear, however, beneath the skin, the tubular steel chassis remained much as before, with all-round independent suspension by double wishbones, four-wheel servo-assisted disc brakes, and aluminium-alloy wheels, though the latter were increased in size. The interior too had come in for some subtle revision and now featured improved instruments, switchgear, and heating.Taking advantage of all this development was Sig. Riccardo Nicoli, a Milanese businessman who, on the 14th January 1988, placed an order for this very 328 GTS through his local Ferrari Concessionaires 'Crepaldi Auto'. Pleasingly, both the original Order Form and Sales Invoice have been beautifully preserved, still within their original distinctive yellow Crepaldi Auto envelopes, and they show that the carwas specified new with the optional air conditioning, ABS and roof-mounted aerofoil.Having negotiated a near 4 Million Lire discount, presumably to help ease the cost of his optional extras, Sig. Nicoli signed over the L104.134.800,00 balance and proudly took delivery of his gleamingFerrari Spider on 21st June 1988 just time for the Italian Summer. The car was clearly cherished during his 25-year ownership as over this period he covered less than 2,000km but the Ferrari was maintained within an inch of its life. Every millimetre of the Rosso bodywork was dusted and kept clean and dry and every mechanical area received the attention it required. Total devotion.In 2013, the Ferrari joined one of Europes premier car collections and wasequally cherished there. Now on offer from our vendor's private collection, the 328 today has covered just 2,039 km (1,267 miles) from new andsurely must be one of the, if not the, very best original 328 GTS in existence.As you would expect, it's accompanied byits original books,the original Order Form and Sales Invoice, tool roll, Targa-top cover and spare keys on theCrepaldi key ring.We welcome any inspection of this remarkable car.NB;Whilst it has been pampered, petted and polished for the last few years, it hasnt actually gone anywhere, so common sense dictates that thecar is not to be started until its had a full service and fresh cambelts.1988 Ferrari 328 GTShttps://youtu.be/aqgfF3BkX54false