The very last Ferrari designed under the stewardship of Enzo Ferrari, is the epitome of Italian elegance.
The body of the 328, as with so many Ferraris designed by Pininfarina, was largely inherited from its 308 predecessor. The car stands less than 1.12 meters high. Notable style elements are the air slots starting in the doors all through the rear screens. The ‘wings’ from the rear window to its rear are also a characteristic. The 328 model presented a softening of the wedge profile of its predecessor, with a redesigned nose that had a more rounded shape, which was complemented by similar treatment to the tail valance panel. The revised nose and tail sections featured body colour bumpers integral with the valance panels. The interior trim also had a thorough overhaul, with new designs for the seat panel upholstery and stitching, revised door panels and pulls, together with more modern switchgear, which complemented the external updating details.
The model name 328 refers to the cylinder capacity (3.2 litres) and the number of cylinders (8). GTS stands for Gran Turismo Spyder, the Targa version of this mid-engine, two seat sports car. The cylinders are at a 90-degree angle. The 328’d engine retained the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system of its predecessor, but was fitted with a Marelli MED 806 A electronic ignition system. According to the manufacturer’s figures, the power output was 270 bhp, maximum torque 304 Nm, top speed 163 miles per hour and it accelerated to 62 mph in just 5.9 seconds.
This Right-Hand Drive example is an original UK-supplied vehicle by JCT Bradford, (one of 542 UK RHD cars), and has been cherished by its owners. It has its owners’ manuals, history file and spare keys. A recent full service and belt change has recently been carried out. This is a wonderful opportunity for the collector to secure an original low mileage, UK-supplied car.