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Lot 239

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS

  • Chassis no. ZFFXA20A6K0079517

Sold for $93,500

270 bhp, 3,185 cc DOHC transverse-mounted V-8 engine, five-speed manual transaxle, front and rear independent suspension with unequal length A-arms, coil springs, a stabilizer bar, and telescopic dampers, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.5 in.

  • Finished in the iconic Rosso Corsa over Nero
  • Just over 26,000 original miles
  • Remarkably well preserved

The 308, boasting one of the most recognizable silhouettes ever penned by Pininfarina, wore a markedly different design from Ferrari’s first two-seat, mid-engined road car, the 246 Dino. While the Dino’s design was curvaceous and voluptuous, the 308’s was angular, sharp, and more progressive. Despite its differences in design, the 308 was an instant hit, and its lines came to define Ferrari’s late ’70s and early ’80s sports cars.

Regardless of the 308’s success, after a few years Ferrari was able to refine both its design and mechanical attributes, and in 1985, they released a new model, the 328.

Stylistically, the 328 was very similar to its predecessor, albeit with a few small differences. It received molded bumpers, a slightly smaller front grille, and its most readily distinguishable feature: a small roof spoiler that was mounted just aft of the rear seats. Pininfarina’s designers also took the time to smooth out the lines on the body, to make it appear slightly less aggressive but more refined. The 328’s interior received more supportive seats, along with superior ergonomics and improved general quality, which made the car’s driving experience more intuitive.

Mechanically, the V-8’s bore and stroke were increased, which increased capacity to 3,186 cubic centimeters. As a result, horsepower was increased to 270 brake horsepower at 7,000 rpms. This made the 328 capable of a top speed of 160 mph and a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds. The Ferrari was lightning quick when new and remains fast enough to outrun most cars on the road today.

This particular 328 GTS was produced in November 1988 as a 1989 model, and it has received several minor interior upgrades by a previous owner. It is finished in iconic Rosso Corsa over Nero and sports aluminum pedals and a slightly larger gear shifter and knob, as well as a modern Alpine stereo with a CD player. This car was purchased for the Andrews Collection from an owner in Canada, and it still remains in remarkably well-maintained condition. Additionally, it retains its original jack, tools, and tool roll, a red Ferrari-branded car cover, and its original shift knob.

The 328 is widely considered by tifosi to be one of the most reliable Ferraris to have ever left Maranello, and they are also considered to be excellent drivers by enthusiasts, not only for their exciting performance but also their wonderful road manners and relative comfort. The 328, truly one of the best cars produced in the Fiat era, is considered by many to be the best car for a first-time Ferrari owner, and the Andrews’s example will surely not disappoint.

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