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This distinctive Ferrari 328 GTS, built in the final year of the model’s production, benefits from an exciting and unusual color combination and a 22-year ownership by a single dedicated caretaker. Chassis 81609, which was delivered to Ferrari of Houston for retail in August 1989, is accompanied by extensive documentation, including a Ferrari Classiche Red Book that confirms the originality of this spider’s mechanical elements and its original color combination.
The original window sticker shows that this example came equipped with air-conditioning, power windows and mirrors, tinted glass, a heated rear window, quartz clock, a radio with electric antenna, and the unique, convex, five-spoke alloy wheels that accommodated Ferrari’s then-new anti-lock brake system. Beautifully finished in Azzurro Metallizzato Ferro paint and upholstered in Rosso leather, the Ferrari was purchased new by Dahr Jamail of Houston, according to entries in the original warranty booklet. In 1990, the Ferrari was acquired by William Gray of Malvern, Pennsylvania, who retained it for 22 years, as documented by numerous invoices from the renowned Algar Ferrari of Pennsylvania. In 2013, the GTS passed to Mark Minkin of Delray Beach, Florida, and he commissioned marque specialists Patrick Ottis and Greg Jones to refresh the car to show condition before presenting it four times at the Cavallino Classic. Earning several trophies there, including a Platinum Award in 2015, this immaculate Ferrari displays just over 19,000 miles and is now poised to continue to be a crowd favorite.