We are delighted to offer this superb right hand drive 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS, finished in the desirable Rosso Corsa with Crema leather interior, red carpets and original switchgear - all in exceptional condition. The 328 has been described as one of the most useable classic Ferrari’s because of its durable road record, history of appreciating value and classic aesthetics.
Launched in 1985 the 328 GTB / GTS was essentially an updated version of the 308 with the same V8 engine as its predecessor, but with an increased capacity of 3,185 cc pushed output up to 270bhp. The 328 uses the Ferrari Dino engine produced from the late 1950s to the early 2000s. It is basically the same engine design as that used in the Quattrovalvole model. 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 cars were fitted with convex shaped wheels. The last production year for the 328 GTS was September 1988 to October 1989 making this example one of the last produced for the UK. With Enzo Ferrari’s death in August 1988, many of these last cars were purchased either as a tribute or speculation in mind. Regarded today as an iconic design with coachwork by Pininfarina - the model is now being recognised as a future classic.
Having had only 4 previous owners, the car is accompanied by an enormous and comprehensive history file detailing transfer of ownership, maintenance and repairs over the last three decades. Numerous MOT certificates are present dating back to 1992 corroborating the 43,000 miles displayed on the odometer today. It still retains its original tools, jacks and manuals, confirming the provenance of this well maintained car.
This particular car is a UK delivered factory RHD example sold by Evans Halshaw Ferrari, Dudley on the 1st November 1988 and delivered to the first owner a Mr Desmond of Solihull. The original service book displays the chassis number 078518 and supplying dealer Evans Halshaw Ferrari, Dudley with warranty card, the delivery date 1st November 1988 and first 1,000 mile service completed 5th June 1989. There are multiple stamps in the book evidence of services and belt replacements completed by Evans Halshaw, Maranello, Lancaster, Dick Lovett, Joe Macari and reputable Ferrari specialists at 3,612, 3,977, 4,872, 7,020, 8,142, 9,343, 11,330, 14,495, 17,242, 22,279, 31,037, 32,556, 36,012, 37,706, 39,052, 41,752, 42,355 and 42,578 miles. As recent as January 2021, a complete full service and inspection was performed by Foskers including cam-belts, tensioners, valve clearances, renewing gear oil and brake overhaul.
Today the car presents beautifully in its original colour scheme, the paintwork is virtually unmarked and stunning in every regard. The panel gaps are very good. The interior shows very little sign of wear, the dashboard, centre console, switchgear and door cards give originality to the car. The V8 engine feels strong and it revs freely throughout the range providing a thrilling drive with an enticing soundtrack. Of note is the engine bay that is in very clean order. The gated gear lever is a feature on this 328 model and it moves the selector through the gears shifting up and down easily. The wheels are also in excellent condition as is the outside trim, badges glass etc. The car looks to be correct in every way and it drives as it should.
Foskers has sold a number of 328’s over the years and this one stands out to us as a truly exceptional example.
Available for viewing at our Brands Hatch Circuit showroom just outside of London.