Lot 92 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Registration No: T.B.A.
Chassis No: ZFFXA19JAP0063397
- Recently imported from the more temperate climate of Japan
- 1 of 1,344 examples made, MOT'd til Nov 2016 and NOVA registered
- Timing belt and inspection service in Nov 2015 by UK Ferrari specialist
The GTB variant of Ferrari's superbly popular and classically styled 328 is very rare due to many buyers opting for the less rigid open-roofed GTS model. The true enthusiast driver always opted for the reportedly slightly faster and stiffer fixed-roof GTB.
This example has been recently imported from the extremely car friendly climate of Japan, where cars are often in superb original condition due to the lack of salt that appears on the country's roads. This GTB is reported to be no exception and is described by the vendor as being in 'good' condition, including the bodywork, interior and transmission. The engine is described as being in 'very good' condition having recently benefitted from a timing belt change, service, and inspection (available to view on request) by a leading Surrey-based Ferrari specialist. The vendor adds that the original tool kit and leather-cased owner's manuals are present, and that this GTB also has NOVA registration and an MOT until November 2016. The odometer records an unwarranted 103,000 kilometres which equates to 64,000 miles. All this rare Ferrari now waits for is a new owner and registration with the DVLA.