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Lot 53

2020   |   Geared Online | August

1988 Ferrari 328 GTB

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $148,500

Estimate

$100,000 - $140,000

Chassis

ZFFXA19A2J0077338

Car Highlights

Desirable and Rare 1988.5 Model
Well-Preserved Example of Ferrari’s Beloved 328 GTB
Finished in Classic Color Combination of Rosso Corsa over Beige
Platinum Award Winner at Cavallino Classic in 2018
Accompanied by Books, Tools, and Magnum, P.I.-Style Shirt

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that the buyer will get the Cavallino platinum trophy after the sale. The tachometer currently reads lower than the actual engine RPM, a crank position was ordered from Ferrari to make the correction. The buyers will get it when it arrives.

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The well-received and popular Ferrari 308 series was replaced in 1985 by the evolutionary 328. Pininfarina updated and smoothed the outgoing car’s styling, with the most obvious changes being a new front grille, form-fitting body-colored bumpers, and updated five-spoke wheels. The interior gained modernity without sacrificing style, and was given new seats, dashboard, door panels, and controls. The mid-mounted, four valve per cylinder V-8 engine was enlarged to 3.2 liters, pushing horsepower to 260 in US-specification cars.

Finished in classic Rosso Corsa (Racing Red) over a Beige leather interior, this US-specification 1988 Ferrari 328 GTB registered just 23,695 miles at the time of cataloguing. When the consignor saw this example, he was not planning on purchasing a 328, but its stunning condition won him over. The owner reports it remains highly original, and its quality was confirmed in 2018 at the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, where it won a Platinum Award. When acquired by the consignor in 2017, the 328 had recently received a $15,000 major service by Brian Crall of Hill Country Ferrari Service in Lakeway, Texas.

This example is what 328 enthusiasts refer to as a 1988.5 model, featuring the cosmetic and mechanical improvements of the 1989 cars, yet retaining the less problematic non-ABS brakes. This is a high quality, platinum-award winning 328 that would be a welcome addition to any Ferrari collection.