20th Sep, 2023 10:00

30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
  Lot 131
 

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS
1 of just 543 RHD examples

Sold for £50,625

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: F475 TPF
Chassis No: ZFFWA20C000078669
MOT: None

  • 1 of 543 RHD examples and just 1 of 283 with ABS
  • 4,798 recorded miles displayed on its odometer which is understood to be correct
  • Just 4 former keepers recorded on its V5C document
  • Offered with original owner's wallet, handbook and stamped service book
  • Partly stripped before the vendor acquired the car in 2015
  • A stalled project in need of completion

PLEASE NOTE: This lot comes with its original owner’s wallet and service book but not a handbook

Introduced 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 double-wishbone independent suspension, front / rear anti-roll bars and potent disc brakes, while 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 engine 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 and boot lids. Available in both GTB (Berlinetta) and GTS (Spider) guises, the Ferrari also boasted 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 some 1,344 GTB and 6,068 GTS derivatives had been made. Synonymous with speed and style, the Targa-roofed model's cult status was enhanced via roles in Dallas, Falcon Crest, Beverley Hills Cop II, Nikita and LA Story. Of the 543 328 GTS cars to be UK-supplied only 283 were equipped with ABS.

Finished in the iconic combination of Rosso Corsa with Crema leather upholstery, chassis 78669 was supplied new via Maranello Concessionaires Ltd on 10th January 1989 to John Collins Esq who remains synonymous with the Prancing Horse marque today as the proprietor of Talacrest. Returning to Maranello Concessionaires for its first service on 28th April 1989 at 1,134 miles, the 328 GTS was bought by a West Lothian-based collector to sit alongside his similarly cherished 308 GTS on 29th January 1990 and entrusted to the Edinburgh Ferrari Distributor, Glen Henderson Motors Ltd, for its last recorded bout of maintenance on 9th May 1990 at 4,592 miles. The two GTS cars are understood to have sat alongside each other for years with both being stripped pending the refurbishment that their incredibly low odometer readings merited before ownership transferred to the collector’s brother who was farming The Borders. Sadly, security was not all it could have been and various items were purloined prior to the still dismantled 328 entering the current ownership. The vendor believes that he has identified the major missing components including: the steering wheel, upper / lower dashboard, one exhaust manifold, silencer, exhaust pipes, wheels and rear left wishbones plus associated hub carrier (the brake unit and coil-over accompany the car). He further informs us that (a) the silver brake callipers and single brake disc shown in one of the website photographs do not belong to the Ferrari and (b) he has located a RHD dashboard for sale. Still showing less than 5,000 miles to its odometer, this little used 328 GTS has the potential to become one of the best and lowest mileage examples extant. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, owner’s wallet (containing the service book etc) and letters from Maranello Concessionaires.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

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Buyers, bidders and attendees will enjoy a special day in the prestigious Imperial War Museum with some fantastic treats including.
Drinks Reception   |   Music   |   Guest Speakers

With each successful bidder receiving a specially selected hamper.

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