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troduced at the September 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show the Ferrari 328 shot straight to the top of the 'junior supercar' league. Borrowed from the preceding 308, its tubular-steel chassis was equipped with coil-over double-wishbone independent suspension, front / rear anti-roll bars and potent disc brakes. Though, the adoption of a 288 GTO-specification steering rack brought notably sharper responses. Transversely mid-mounted, the newcomer's Tipo 105CB 'quad-cam' 32-valve V8 displaced 3185cc. Credited with developing 270bhp and 224lbft of torque, it was allied to five-speed manual transmission and gave suitably authoritative performance (0-60mph: 5.5 seconds / 158mph). Styled by Pininfarina, the 328 retained the same iconic silhouette as its forebear but added a larger 'egg crate' grille, new bumpers and reworked bonnet / boot lids etc. Available in both GTB (berlinetta) and GTS (spider) guises, the Ferrari also benefited from a revamped interior - again inspired by the 288 GTO - complete with improved switchgear, redesigned centre console and more cosseting seats. Beloved by the press and public alike, the 328 remained in production until 1989 by which time just 542 GTSs are thought to have been UK supplied.

Finished in red with cream leather upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "excellent" condition with regard to its engine, gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. Supplied new via Reg Vardy and subsequently entrusted to the likes of Maranello, HR Owen, Wheelers, Talacrest and Lancaster, the two-seater has covered just 47,100 miles from new (though, only 10,100 of those are shown on its replacement odometer). The property of a lady for some seventeen-and-a-half years, the 328 has benefited from new cambelts (19th June 2008, 8,964 miles indicated) and an annual service (27th July 2009, 9,900 miles indicated) since entering the current ownership; the work being carried out by a marque specialist. Riding on five-spoke alloys and sporting the appropriate registration number 'D328 BPY', this gorgeous Ferrari is offered for sale with service manual / history, handbook, overmats, MOT current until February 2011 and road tax valid until July 2010

Image and description kindly supplied by H&H Classic Auctions

Ferrari 328 GTS 1986

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