NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2018

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1986 Ferrari 328 GTS

Lot No.: 616

Registration: C306 VPM
Chassis Number: ZFFWA2DC000061739
Engine Number: 424
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 3200
Year of Manufacture: 1986
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 70,000 - 80,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

 

  • An exquisite 328 GTS on offer from a private collection.
  • Supplied new by Maranello Egham to its first owner on 6th February 1986
  • Rosso Corsa and Tan leather with Bordeaux carpets and a Nero leather dash.
  • Comprehensive Service History. Most recent at 66,432 miles. Current mileage 67,000
  • Full complement of MoT Certificates, the V5c, handbooks, keys, original complete toolkit

 

 

The Ferrari 328 first appeared in 1985 as the successor to the 308, featuring a normally aspirated 3.2 V8 engine and very handsome styling. Instantly popular, Ferrari went on to produce 7,400 variants worldwide during the production run which finished late in 1989. Now regarded as a true design classic, this ultimate 270bhp sports car of the day reached 0 - 60 in 5.5 seconds and went on to a top speed of 166mph.

This exquisite 328 GTS is finished in the most desirable combination of Rosso and Tan with Bordeaux carpets and Nero leather dash. The car is complete with a highly detailed and comprehensive history, with a full complement of MoT Certificates, original complete toolkit, handbooks, keys, rare space saver wheel, as well as its original Blaupunkt stereo and essential fuse box replacement.

Supplied new by Maranello Egham, Surrey to the first owner, a Mr Miller, on 6th February 1986, this car was clearly enjoyed as a daily driver as 28,000 miles were covered in the first five years of its life, with all works being carried out by the supplying dealer, Maranello as detailed in the history file. She was subsequently sold to the second owner, Mr Barratt, by Maranello on 14th September 1991 who had servicing and repairs carried out by Maranello, Ferrari specialists Talacrest, and latterly Neal Lucas until 2003. The car was then sold to its third owner, Mr Shonfeld, who purchased it from Kent High Performance in June 2003.

The custodian prior to our vendor kept the car dry stored in a garage and covered a very nominal 2,000 miles during his nine-year tenure. At times during this period, the car saw little or no use and was declared SORN accordingly. Despite hardly being used, it passed its MoT in June 2014 with no advisories whatsoever, a testament to the care it had been given as it was still regularly serviced even whilst not in full use.

In mid-2014 the decision was taken to return the Ferrari to market and to bring it up to scratch the interior was fully Connolised giving the leather a wonderful finish and the paint was professionally refreshed. In August 2014, it was entrusted to GT Cars of Warrington who fully serviced it and replaced the cambelts and tensioners. During its strip down, all the cams were inspected and were showing no wear whatsoever - confirmation of just how robust the 3.2 QV engines are when serviced correctly and regularly.

Service History with invoices included in the history file:

Specialist Date Mileage Work Undertaken

Maranello 11/03/86 1,180 Running in service
Maranello 10/10/86 3,848 Service
Maranello 16/11/87 11,389 Service
Maranello 05/09/88 17,258 Service
Maranello 16/05/89 20,682 Service & Belts
Maranello 29/01/91 27,164 Service
Maranello 22/08/91 28,614 Service & Belts
Maranello 08/09/92 31,500 Service
Talacrest 27/09/93 35,270 Service & Belts
Talacrest 23/09/94 38,695 Service
Neal Lucas 27/03/96 43,368 Service & Belts
Neal Lucas 28/02/97 47,197 Service
Neal Lucas 01/08/97 49,978 Service
Neal Lucas 04/03/98 50,616 Service & Belts
Neal Lucas 21/01/99 51,930 Service & various
Neal Lucas 24/02/00 55,218 Service & Belts
Neal Lucas 03/05/01 56,781 Service & various
Neal Lucas 16/05/02 60,484 Service & Belts
Neal Lucas 02/04/03 62,057 Service
Kent High Performance 24/06/03 63,459 Service
R & D Automotive 01/03/04 64,091 Service & Belts
R & D Automotive 16/02/05 64,423 Service
JMH Automotive 15/09/06 65,733 Service & Belts
A & E Performance 12/04/11 66,192 Service & Belts
GT Motors 23/08/14 66,432 Service & Belts cam gasket

Silverstone Auctions were pleased to be asked to offer the Ferrari at our sale at the NEC Classic Show in November 2014 and it was purchased by its current owner to form part of his significant private collection where it has remained until now.

Once again we have been asked to find a new home for this immaculate motor car so it has been freshly MoT'd and will come to auction with an odometer reading of 67,000 miles, a full complement of MoT Certificates, the V5c, handbooks, keys, its original complete toolkit, rare space saver wheel, and is still fitted with its original Blaupunkt stereo.

The values of 308s and 328s have plateaued for the last couple of years, however, the market seems to have perked up a bit and being amongst the most affordable, user-friendly and above all enjoyable Ferrari models to drive, these cars are now proving to be a sound investment.