1986 Ferrari 328 GTS
The Ferrari 308 GTB was introduced at the 1975 Paris Motor Show, essentially to replace the 246 Dino GT. The car was designed to fit between the top of the range 365 GT/4 Berlinetta Boxer and 2+2 308 GT/4. The car was released to critical acclaim and its sweeping Pininfarina design was admired by everyone who laid eyes on it. Originally the car was manufactured with a glass reinforced plastic (fibreglass) body to keep the weight down and it was powered by a three litre V8 engine with a dry sump. Only circa 800 fibreglass cars were built before Ferrari reverted to a more conventional steel body construction in 1977. Most markets also reverted to having a wet sump engine. In 1977 Ferrari introduced the 308 GTS, which was essentially the same car with a targa roof. The car was made famous through its appearance in the TV show Magnum PI. The model evolved into the 308 GTBi / 308 GTSi in 1980 when Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection replaced the traditional Weber carburettors. Two years later the four valves per cylinder “Quattrovalvole” or “QV” was introduced. The 308 was an incredible success and circa 12,000 cars were built from 1975 to 1985 before the 328 was introduced.
The 328 GTB / GTS was essentially an updated version of the 308 with the same engine as its predecessor, but with an increased capacity of 3185 cc. The styling remained similar though its overall profile was somewhat ‘softer’ and the car featured colour coded front and rear bumpers. By mid-1988 ABS brakes were available and these car were fitted with a convex shaped wheels. Interestingly 328 GTS production out numbered 328 GTB production by a factor of five to one.
Oldtimer Australia has on offer a 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS. This particular car is a factory RHD example that was delivered new to the UK in the rare and stunning colour combination of ‘blu chiaro’ (paint code 503/C) with a beige interior and blue carpets.
The car was delivered new to a Mr WA Glenn Gordon of Gloucestershire on the 12th March 1986.
The car an excellent history file and a service book with many original stamps for services undertaken. Importantly the car has been maintained throughout its life by Ferrari specialists. The file contains every MOT from new which confirms the current mileage of 58476 miles as genuine.
The car was purchased from the UK in June 2010 and subsequently imported into Australia. The car then changed hands in 2014 and is now offered for sale by Oldtimer Australia.
A set of new Pirelli tyres were fitted in October 2011 and the car was last serviced in December 2012 at 57,811 miles.
The car is best described as a nice driver. It starts on the button and it drives really well. The engine is strong and it pulls willingly throughout the rev range. The gearbox is also good and the car handles and stops as it should. From a metre the paint presents well, however, it is evident the car has had previous paint touch ups. There are also stone chips, paint blemishes and general ‘wear and tear’ marks consistent with a car that has been driven. The panel gaps are all excellent. The interior is also in excellent condition for a circa 30 year old car with 58,000 miles on the clock. Unfortunately this is a typical UK car underneath and it needs some work. The car is priced accordingly.
The car has a full set of books in the correct leather pouch and sets of original keys.
Finished in its original, unique and absolutely fabulous colour scheme this fully matching numbers car presents a unique opportunity.
- Ferrari 328 GTS
- 55406 Miles