*This is a translation done by a machine.
The 308GT series was introduced in 1975 as a successor to the Dino 246GT series. Since then, the history of the V8 Midship Ferrari has continued to the latest 488GT series, and at all times, it has gained worldwide attention as the "most popular prancing horse" series.
Not only the V8 series, but also the Ferrari series have undergone major mechanism changes every two generations. For example, the latest 488GT series is a big minor change to the 458GT series.
In that sense, the 328GT series, the successor to the 308GT series that was produced and popular for ten years until 1985 as a new introductory prancing horse, was also based on the last model in the 308 series (Quattrovalvole), you can think of it as a model with big and minor changes in interior and exterior and power train.
The basic body silhouette (Fender, roof, and window design) is maintained, the front and rear bumpers are designed in a more modern way, and the engine displacement is increased to 3.2 liters. The maximum output was 270 bhp, which finally exceeded the performance of the earliest 308GTB with a 3 liter carbureted engine.
The interior has been modernized (That being said, now that I look at it, it is a classic, simple and Spartan construction.) and refined.
As with the 308GT series, two body styles are available: the Berlinetta GTB and the Spider (Targa Top) GTS. It is said that around 5/6 of the production volume of the series was GTS body because GTS dominated the American market at that time. The same is true in the Japanese market, and the reality is that many of the 328GT on the market are Talga top grade GTS.
After being produced for four years from 1986 to 1989, the 328GT series was replaced by the 348GT series. From the 348GT series, a V8 engine with even higher displacement has been installed vertically behind the driver. This means that the 328GT Series was the last evolution of the midship series of prancing horse with a horizontal engine following Dino.
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This is a European specification (for Germany) car that maintains the overall good condition and high originality. The number of GTB produced is said to be around 1300 throughout the series, so it is similar to F40 in terms of rarity. The model year is 1988, and the center of the wheel is raised, indicating that it is a late model.
It is clear from the "wire mesh" of the side intake that the car was destined for Germany. Originally this place was an air intake and there was no net, but only the German specification had a net for domestic regulation.
The exterior of Rosso Corsa and the interior in black are standard coordination of the time, along with the combination of red and tan. The exterior is generally clean, with some repainting and chipping, but with a little more polish it should be in surprisingly good condition.
The interior is in good condition. The lining and sheets of the door are a little white, but if you cover it with treatment cream for black leather, it will regain its luster. What is noteworthy about the interior is the use of leather for the roof liner and part of the rear bulkhead. It is considered that it was a special order at the time.
Although it was a car imported in parallel, the overall condition was good and the GTB, the most powerful power train in Europe at the time, you'll be able to enjoy the full power of steering that no modern high-power model has.
Originally written by Jun Nishikawa
Photo by Hidehiro Tanaka
Published on October 2018
|Year of Purchase||Mar 2009|