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Rosso Corsa | Targa | 5 Speed Manual | 3.2 litre V8 | 41,211 miles | AU$239,995
On its debut Motorsport Magazine remarked, “All the superlatives have been trotted out time and again, but the 328’s impeccable balance, terrific grip and uncanny stability rouse the taste buds of even the most jaded motoring palate”.
The Ferrari Type 328 succeeded the vaunted 308 line-up, and when it first appeared in 1985, it instantly became a sports icon of the indulgent 1980’s.
Boasting cleaner lines smoothed out by Pininfarina’s designers to make the car appear less aggressive but overall, more refined, an updated interior and significantly enhanced performance over its predecessor, the 328 delivered a drive and ease of ownership experience to be remembered.
Under the hood, in the middle, we find the 328’s updated DOHC transverse-mounted V8 engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection with the bore and stroke increased bringing displacement to 3,186cc with an output of 270HP at 7,000 rpm achieving 0 - 100km/h in just 5.5 seconds through its fabled chrome gated 5 speed manual transmission modern Ferrari’s no longer feature.
This ABS example was built in 1989 and believed to be destined for the UK market but then ended up being delivered new here in Australia by Maranello Concess in Paddington. Accompanied by its original book pack with delivery receipt and service stamps as well as historical and current service receipts and original key all tell-tale signs attest to the meticulous way this Ferrari has been kept.
Absolutely on the button, the drive and performance delivery of this special car is second to none. Torquey from low down with such a wide power band this 328 is so well tuned. Then there is the flat cornering, super accurate gear changes and well weighted steering and pedal feel, to experience a 1980’s icon in such good condition is a treat.
Considered by many to be one of the most reliable Ferrari’s ever built, 328's have always been considered the enthusiast’s favourite. On offer is outstanding performance, perfect road manners, arguably gorgeous design and a maintenance bill that isn’t much different to a VW Golf.
This timeless sports classic, simply stated, checks all the right boxes and satisfies even the most discerning classic motoring connoisseur tastes.