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1988 Ferrari 328 GTS

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£61,000

  • Mileage~39,134 (approx)
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.2L
  • LocationReading

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1988 Ferrari 328 GTS

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Introduction

Jacob Boodrie
Professional Consigner

One of the most beautiful 'modern' Ferraris available, and a rather sensible investment option too.

The Ferrari 328 GTS replaced the iconic 308 in '85 up until '89. Over that time 7,412 were produced in Maranello, Italy - originally designed by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina. The 328 is regarded as one of Ferraris' most accessible '80s models with the lightest maintenance schedule and value for money. The 3.2L dual over cam V8, which produces ~266BHP, flies down the country lanes with ease and turns heads with its intoxicating naturally aspirated roar. The 328 shares the 308's body design, chassis, and engine. It was essentially a revised and updated version of the 308 which survived for eight years without any radical changes.

This lovely "Rosso Corsa" was first registered in the UK in 2005, and has been family owned for the previous ~12 years. It had a major service ~500 miles ago in October 2019 where all belts were replace etc. Sadly this car is subject to a wills and probate sale that is being handled by Michael a good family friend of the previous owner, and one of the executors of the estate.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting Michael (executor of the will), and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Steve loved his cars, this 328 GTS along with his E-Type were his pride and joy.

As mentioned in the introduction, sadly this is a wills and probate sale - the late owner Steve bought the car back in 2010. After Steve passed away the car was re-registered in his wife's details last April, and sadly she has passed since - Michael is now assisting with the sale as one of the executors of the estate.

The car is now being stored near Reading. Michael (Steve's best friend) approached and trusted us to sell this very special car on the estate's behalf. Steve was just the second UK owner of the car and kept it in excellent condition, as you see today.

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Exterior

The original Pininfarina design was carried over from its predecessor but included subtle changes from Carrozzeria coach makers - improving both the aesthetics and aerodynamic characteristics.

Wheels and Tyres

The car is fitted with 16" Speedline Ferrari wheels, found here and presenting in overall good condition. Looking closely, we did notice some very signs of bubbling around the centres. It should be an easy job for a professional to renovate.

Michael reports the rear tyres are fitted with Firestone FireHawk SZ90a's and the front equipped with Firestone TZ300a dated 2013, all the tyres appear to have a good amount of tread left for the new owner.

View the image gallery and video review to see the detail.

Bodywork

The bodywork of this 328 presents in great condition, with all the panel gaps around the car look to align very well, just as you would expect from an Italin sports car of this calibre.

During our visit we didn't spot any obvious signs of damage down the flanks of the car, everything looks crisp and sharp while standing very straight and true. We did notice some slight wear to the front bumper, we have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Paint

Finished in a desirable "Rosso Corsa FER 300/9" by Glasurit, the paint appeared in good condition on our visit, finished to a high standard, with even coverage and colour across each panel.

With the age and mileage of the car, there are a few age related small marks, some small stone chips to the front of the car. Again, please take time to review all the images and videos showing the paint from different angles and reflections, to assess the condition for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this example looks great and in line with the mileage and ownership, we didn't notice any major chips, cracks, or discolouration on our visit. The window seals look good too and in line with the rest of the condition of the car. View the image gallery to see the detail.

Interior

The Pininfarina-penned 328 is an undeniably beautiful car, a bedroom wall poster car - the same can be said for the cabin space.

Seats and Carpets

Padded cream leather sports seats hold you tightly as you climb inside the Ferrari, and they look in very good condition with the slightest signs of creasing beginning to show on the drivers seat.

The soft leather continues to the door cards, and the car has deep pile red carpets with over mats. You can tell this car has been cared for over its lifetime by a line of enthusiasts.

Please take a look at the extensive media for a detailed view of the cabin.

Dashboard

In true Ferrari style, the four classic dials are functional, informative and entirely fit for purpose. The instruments are easy to read and Michael assures us they all work as expected. A modern Ferrari CD player has been professionally fitted.

The original speedo and odometer is present with the sale, the change was recorded at 54,567 KM (33,906 miles) and now reads ~5,228 miles on the new unit.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The MOMO steering wheel and dogleg gear stick are in good condition too.

Please take a look at the detailed photos and videos for a closer view of these items.

Mechanics

The 328 requires physical work, the car is completely analogue and is praised by enthusiasts for connecting drivers with the road - take the engine up to the 7,700rpm red line and you'll be treated with the V8 rasp we all love.

Engine and Gearbox

The 328 used a 3.2L development of the 3.0 quattrovalvole V8 from the 308. Power is rated at 274bhp that's good for 0-60mph in a mere 5.5 seconds, eyewatering in a car from the '80s.

The car was last MOT'd on the 2nd August 2022 and last serviced in October 2019 by GTO engineering. There is a comprehensive history file that comes with the car, take a look at the details below.

Suspension and Brakes

There were no obivious knocks or rattles on the drive out. Please watch the video to see the car accelerating, steering and stopping. It performed just as you’d expect a car of this calibre too. Please view the mechanical photos and video to see underneath the car.

The Drive

You really need to drive or be a passenger in 328 to understand the raw, potent naturally aspirated V8 experience offered. Take a look at the mechanical video to see the car on the road, it doesn't just look great, it seriously goes too.

Electrics and Other

Michael reports Steve fitting an updated Ferrari CD/Player Radio.

A tool kit and full-size spare wheel with a Goodyear Eagle VR50 tyre are also provided in the front trunk of the car.

Michael reports two sets of keys are also included.

History and Paperwork

If you're in the market for a usable exotic sports classic, this 328 GTS is the car for you - V8 performance blended with incredible proportions and finished in iconic Rosso Corsa - what more could you want.

This car is coming out of ~12 years of family ownership and a registered 17 months of ownership with Steve's Wife (the currently recorded owner). Take a look at the media to see all the history included within the sale of the car, including the service history files and MOT reports.

Michael will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the car in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
02.10.2022 MOT 5,222
04.05.2021 MOT 5,182
24.10.2019 Major Service + Cam / Drive Belts -
19.06.2019 MOT 4,314
22.05.2018 MOT 3,098
27.04.2017 MOT 2,402
24.06.2015 MOT 2,035
09.06.2014 MOT 403 (clock change to miles)
16.07.2013 Major Service + Cambelt 52,533 km
01.05.2013 MOT 51,897 km
23.03.2012 MOT 49,641 km
04.03.2011 MOT 44,053 km
26.01.2010 MOT 38,328 km
30.11.2009 Service (MD) + Cambelt -
09.12.2008 MOT 37,604 km
22.08.2007 MOT 35,038 km
08.10.2006 MOT 32,528 km
30.01.2006 Service (MD) 30,401 km
03.08.2005 MOT 28,403 km
24.05.2004 Service + Cambelts -
05.07.1999 Service + Cambelts -
12.05.1997 Service -
29.09.1994 Service -
09.04.1988 Service -
Key Details
  • Model328 GTS
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date03.01.1988
  • UK Reg. Date01.02.2005
  • CC3,185
  • Mileage~39,134 (approx)
  • HistoryPresent
  • ColourRosso Corsa
  • Interior ColourCream
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #ZFFWA200000074289
  • Engine #F102C02959
  • MOTYes Exp. 01.08.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers3 (UK) - 2 = Family
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre Age2013
  • Security SysYes
  • # of Keys2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~12 year family ownership
  • Key FeatureWell looked after
  • Auction ID488215







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1stchoice
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1stchoice

Hi having just lost a lot of money on a LHD converted to RHD at Silverstone auctions and a 308 GTS can you confirm this was definatly a RHD supplied please .

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Hi, Mike is unlikely to be able to confirm this (with this being an estate sale and acting as an executor), but it is worth noting the first registration logged in the service book in 03.01.1988 is to someone in South Africa, and so it is assumed that the car was RHD as per the South African market. The car was imported in to the UK in ~2005. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

Thenudge
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Thenudge

Hi Michael,

Can you confirm if this car is a 1988 model (as indicated on the MOT certificates etc) and not a 1989 Model?
There are several differences that appeared on mid 1988 onwards vehicles. Thanks.

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Hi, as per the Ferrari service book, this was is an early 1988 model. It looks to have been incorrectly logged with the DVLA as a 1989. This can often be the case with manual data entry at DVLA, but as pictured the car has the original style concave wheels and does not have ABS. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

shopcyprus
Member
shopcyprus

This maybe a silly questions. i didnt notice a photo of the targa top. Do you have it ? Can you please post one separately ?

shopcyprus
Member
shopcyprus

Two brief questions:

1) Does this car have an air-condition ? Does it function ?

2) Does it have ABS ? Some late 328 didnt have

Thanks

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Hi,

1) It does have AC looking at the switchgear, but this wasn’t tested

2) Being an early 1988 car, we believe it does not have ABS

Best,

Kulraj – Trade Classics

Nick P
Member
Nick P

Hi Michael

If you can answer some or all below questions would be appreciated:

* what is the approxinate age of tyres ?

* any visible signs of rust ?

* has the AC unit upgrade to R134a ? new pressure relief valve is needed.

* any maintenance done on rubber parts of Suspension/wishbones

* was the oil seal between transmission and engine oil for shifting shaft replaced

* When was the last valve clearance measurement ?

Thanks !

SeanEdge
Member
SeanEdge

Was the car a LHD?

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