- Chassis # ZFFXA20A0K0079397
- Engine # 15618
- Finished In Rosso Corsa Over Tan Leather Interior
- A Final Production Year 328 Example
- Recent Belt And Major Service By Scuderia Performante
- Sale Includes Books, Tools, Jack, Spare, and Extensive Service Records
The Ferrari 328 GTS/GTB was Ferrari’s successor to the Ferrari 308 GTS. Even though it was mechanically based on the 308, the 328 introduced several changes to the body, chassis, and engine. Outside of the cosmetic changes, it used the last evolution of the transversely mid-mounted Ferrari Dino engine with an increased displacement of 3.2 L. Its eight cylinders put out an increased 270 hp and 231 lb-ft (313 N⋅m) of torque, propelling the 328 GTS from 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds. The engine was mated to a gated five-speed manual transmission with a new hydraulically-operated clutch. The GTS version of the 328 turned the static hard top of the GTB into a removable hardtop with one full soft-top convertible having been produced as a prototype. Starting with the latter portion of the 1988 model year, Ferrari brought a major mechanical update to the 328 in the form of an anti-lock braking system (ABS). This update also required a redesign of the suspension geometry and the inclusion of convex wheels instead of the original concave ones. Small Cavallino Rampante (prancing horse) emblems were also added to the side view door mirrors. All 328s produced in 1989, the vehicle’s last model year, received ABS as standard equipment.
This particular example, Chassis # ZFFXA20A0K0079397, is a 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS finished in Rosso Corsa (305/C) over Tan. Among collector car circles, 1989 328 is often referred to as the most desirable production year featuring convex wheels, ABS, prancing horse emblem on the mirrors, and a few other nuanced features specific to 1989 production. Based on our research in cross-referencing service records on file and Carfax logs, we believe this to be a four-owner example that was sold new in Nebraska and shortly after imported to Ontario where it spent most of its life until 2014. Its fourth and current Pennsylvania-based owner purchased the car in 2015 shortly after it was imported into the United States by a specialty dealer. While the odometer shows around 28,000 miles, mileage inconsistencies are reported on the Carfax and thus, we cannot verify its true mileage. This is quite common with cars that have crossed the US-Canadian border more than once as Kilometer to Mileage conversions are often fraught with clerical errors. We then look to the overall excellent condition of this 328 which would lead us to believe that the mileage is truly around ~32,000 Miles. We look at items like seat and pedal wear which is commensurate with our indicated mileage estimate.
This example has clearly been taken care of with numerous services having been performed at Scuderia Performante, Rocks Automotive Restoration, Peninsula Imports, and Daytona Auto Service among other shops throughout Ontario and the US (Click the “View Documents” tab for full-service records). More recently, Scuderia Performante performed the major belt and ancillary services in August of 2018 leaving this example ready for worry-free enjoyment. It is best described as an excellent driver quality car benefitting from consistent servicing throughout its life with presentable cosmetics to match. It would be a welcome participant on most show fields though its strongest attributes are obvious in spirited backroad jaunts as one of the best running and handling 328s we have ever had the pleasure of driving.
Upon purchase, the new owner will receive receipts detailing numerous service records alongside the original manual, tools, jack, and spare. This is a chance to own a beautiful, highly desirable final year example that is turn-key and ready for enjoyment.
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