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1989 Ferrari 328 GTS

  • Final year of the much-loved 328 GTS
  • Clean CARFAX®
  • Recent belt servicing, documented by a binder of service records
  • Accompanied by tool roll, jack, and factory books
  • One of the last Ferrari models engineered during Enzo Ferrari’s lifetime

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Launched at the 1985 Frankfurt International Motor Show alongside the 3.2 Mondial 2+2, Ferrari’s new 328 continued and built upon the mid-engine V-8 layout of Ferrari’s two-seat sports cars established by the Pininfarina-designed 308 GTB and GTS models. Featuring taut bodylines clearly descended from its more curvaceous predecessors, the new 328 was also offered in Berlinetta (GTB) and Targa-type (GTS) body styles. Aerodynamic enhancements ushered in by the 328 included bumpers closely integrated with the bodywork, a new frontal treatment with a wider grille, and a discreet rear spoiler mounted atop the rear roofline. Aesthetics aside, lowered aerodynamic drag and improved downforce at high speeds were dual benefits of the redesigned body of the new 328.

Mechanical updates heralded by the 328 included a larger-displacement 3.2-litre development of the four-valve 308 Quattrovalvole engine, hence the new Ferrari’s ‘328’ designation, denoting 3.2 litres and eight cylinders. As with the preceding 308 models, the 328’s engine was transversely mounted in a unit with the all-synchromesh five-speed gearbox assembly, which was positioned below and to the rear of the engine’s oil sump. Handling is outstanding, with braking to match, and enhanced by mid-1988 with the addition of ABS. Striking “flat-face” five-spoke alloy wheels were utilized during the 328’s early years, becoming reshaped to a convex shape to accommodate the new ABS-type braking system of the later-production cars. In addition to cutting-edge styling and performance improvements, the 328 also delivered greater interior comfort with optional air-conditioning and reshaped seats, plus further attention paid to driver-and-machine interaction.

The 328 was produced for only four years until the fall of 1989, when the 348 TS debuted as its replacement, making the 328 the last of the long line of transverse mid-engine Ferrari models dating back to the 1960s. The 328 is also historic, as it is one of the final models launched during the lifetime of Enzo Ferrari, the company’s legendary founder. Just 6,068 Targa-top 328 GTS examples were produced during the four-year production, ensuring it would never lose its desirability and collectability stature.

Acquired from Wayne Carini at F40 MotorSports in Portland, Connecticut, the current owner welcomed this lovely 328 GTS into his collection in the summer of 2022. This Ferrari is documented by a clean CARFAX® report, extensive service records, and a letter from F40 Motorsports stating they have known the car since new and have worked on it since the 1990s. The next owner can rest assured that this Ferrari has been well-cared-for and looked after since being sold new in October of 1989 to Gary Cassone of Pennsylvania. The most recent major servicing took place at the end of 2021 with a total cost of just over $6,000, which consisted of all new belts, pulleys, and a new water pump and gaskets, all of which is on file. Finished in a classic Ferrari color scheme of Rosso Corsa over a Nero Connolly leather interior, this GTS attracts attention wherever it is driven and presents very well. Equipped with a five-speed gated manual gearbox, this GTS is open Italian motoring at its finest, especially when the glorious howl from the mid-mounted quad-cam 3.2-litre 260-horsepower V-8 engine is firing on all cylinders and sprinting down the road.

Along with the enjoyment the next owner will get from being the winning bidder, this Ferrari is accompanied by a binder full of service records, clean CARFAX® report, tool roll, jack and its factory books. Offered from the final year of the 328 GTS and welcomed at Ferrari events and clubs around the country, this Ferrari has been lovingly cared for its entire life and is ready for continued spirited driving by its next caretaker.

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