The last of the cars overseen by Enzo Ferrari – the Ferrari 328’s are regarded as the last of an era of handmade cars at the factory in Maranello, Italy. Only 6,068 GTS cars were produced. The values of these cars have been going up and show no sign of wavering. Obviously many enthusiasts are hoping to find a great one before the ship sails and they become similar to the 246 Dino in desirability for an era of boomers and gen-x’ers and pricing goes out of reach.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about this car.
The car is really immaculate and ready for your collection and being entered in concours events across the US. There are fewer and fewer low mileage time capsules out there.
Ordered in Nero with Beige leather interior and Beige carpets, this combination is very, very sharp. It takes the fan favorite Magnum PI 308 and brings it to that next, more modern level with many, many upgrades and refinements mechanically and aesthetically. Most enthusiasts prefer the concave wheels of the earlier 328’s giving the cars more of an edge with less “padding.”
The car was delivered brand new in fall of 1987 at Gaston Andrey Ferrari outside of Boston, Massachusetts. The 328 is considered a very reliable car and one of the lowest cost Ferrari’s to maintain and this one is no exception. The car has only needed annual services for fluids, brakes, battery, hoses, and inspections along with recall campaigns the last 26 years. The car has been serviced several times for major services in its life – most recently at Ferrari of Atlanta in July of 2014.
The car has had plenty of tender loving care with service. It has had new fuel lines and coolant lines, and been gone over from head to toe. We can give you a thorough run-down of all that has been done to the car to bring it to the highest levels. It is a true time capsule, driven enough to keep it in good shape at 450 miles per year, but not enough to lose it’s value as a cream puff.
The 328 had only 13,000 miles at time of the photo shoot. It will likely have a few more miles added because of service updates at Ferrari of Central New Jersey prior to sale. As you can see from the photos, the 328 is in wonderful condition. All three owners have made sure it was well taken care of. The original paint is in great shape with no real noticeable marks or issues.
The leather interior is unmarred and the seat bolsters are in excellent condition, with nothing more than very light signs of use on the driver’s side. The dash has no leather pulling. The spare wheel and tire up front have never been used. The vinyl trunk cover zips correctly without any gaps. The Blaupunkt ‘Berlin’ radio with control wand is original installed with the car when new and it works fine.
The windows are clear and they go up and down normally so for those that crave an all-OEM car, this one is ready for Classiche certification, concours, car shows, etc. All doors and lids open and align properly. Basically, the car is just what you would expect with low-miles and one caring owner.
The manual steering is fantastic and provides the full, small, go-cart type feel that has been lost with newer models. The gated, 5-speed manual gearbox is smooth after a warm up as all the older cars take a little heat in the oil to get into 2nd gear smoothly. The clutch is easy to use and solidly biting. The brakes work as intended with good pedal feel. The car revs and accelerates very smoothly and strongly. The car has the OEM stock exhaust. The tubi doesn’t really improve much on the 328 sound – just saving some weight, so I never added one. You will be having fun with both hands and feet with this car.
The car comes with original owners manual, stamped maintenance book, and leather pouch as well as the emergency service light and tool roll.
The car comes with two original ignition keys and two door keys included. It also has the original window sticker and bill of sale.
There are only a few, real detractions for the the near-perfect car. It does not have any covers for the car, seats, or wheel. And the front bumper corner was repainted after a bump in a parking lot while the car was parked. No other issues. I’d find a set of the covers on ebay and a set of matching Schedoni luggage to make the car fully as complete as possible.
Hopefully this description has answered many questions about the car and excites you as to the ownership opportunities. This 328 is in immaculate condition.
You can contact us with any questions. We’ll answer them quickly.