|Cars - Ferrari|
|Odometer reading||23,000 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 3rd March 2011 Car - 03/03/2011 / 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS / Lot 343
Following on from the success of the 308, Ferrari introduced the 328 in 1986 and was produced until 1989. Visually similar to the 308, the new 328 had its lines re-profiled and the angular nose of the car was softened as was the rear valance. The engine was enlarged to 3185cc retaining its V8 configuration, essentially an enlarged 308QV unit, the 328 engine produced 270bhp@7000rpm using Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. In the middle of 1988, ABS brakes were made available as an option, which necessitated a redesign of the suspension geometry to provide negative offset, in turn this meant that the road wheel design was changed to accommodate this feature. The original flat spoke star wheels became a convex design, in the style as fitted to the 3.2 Mondial models, whether ABS was fitted or not. The main European market 328 GTS models had a tubular chassis with a factory type reference F 106 MS 100. Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars. There were various world market models, each having slight differences, with both right and left hand drive steering available. With a top speed of 166mph and 0-60 mph achieved in 5.5 seconds, the Ferrari is a fast car even by today's standards and its iconic eighties styling has aged well. This righthand drive example was first registered on 27 November 1987 and was supplied by Maranello Concessionaires to its first owner Mr J.Leong. The coachwork is finished in Rosso Corsa red with Nero black hide and carpets and presents very well. Understood to have spent a short time in Hong Kong directly after its purchase, a document from Modena Engineering dated 7 April 1989 confirms a speedometer change at 9533kms (5923 Miles). Following Mr Leong's ownership, the car was sold by Modena Engineering of Station Garage on 5 April 1989 to the second owner Mr Ken Berry, managing director of Virgin Music Division at that time. We understand that E124 LYM remained in Mr Berry's ownership for the next fifteen years until 2004 when it was acquired by Mr R.Alger. During Mr Berry's ownership the car was used sparingly but always regularly maintained, indeed it appears that approximately 7500 miles were covered and five cambelt services were completed during that time. Mr Alger covered approximately 2500 miles from 2004 to 2008, during that time the car was professionally stored and serviced at the correct intervals. The vendor acquired E124 LYM from Mr Algar in March 2008 and has driven and enjoyed the car on a regular basis, the vendor states that this example handles extremely well and is a joy to drive. Recently serviced in September 2010 by marque specialists Rosneath Engineering (including replacement cambelts), this cherished 328GTS is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner. Supplied with a history file including the original owner's wallet, containing the service booklet and instruction book, UK V5 registration, various old MoT road test certificates including the current document valid to March 16 2011 and numerous parts and service invoices. A well presented UK supplied example that is very usable and a perfect open Ferrari for the summer.