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The 328 was the final evolution of the 308 GTB that debuted at the 1975 Paris Motor Show. Itself introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in autumn 1985, the 328 bore a number of changes that separated it from the final 308 Quattrovalvole models. What didn't change was its basic appearance--thanks to the 308's fame, this was universally recognizable as a Ferrari!--and the fact that, like its immediate predecessors, the 328 was also available in GTB (Berlinetta, or solid-roof) and GTS (Spider, or open-top) body styles. The heart of the new car was its transversely mid-mounted 90-degree V-8, an all-aluminum unit that retained its Nikasil cylinder liners and internally toothed timing belts. It was updated with greater displacement, going from 2,927-cc via an 81-mm x 71-mm bore and stroke, to 3,185-cc, with a 2-mm increase in both measures. Also differentiating the 328's engine from that in the 308 were its re-profiled camshafts and new pistons and electronic ignition system. In proper sports car form, the 328 GTB and GTS were available only with a manual transmission - a five-speed. The switch from a cable-operated to a hydraulically operated clutch was an upgrade in pedal actuation ease, while the fully independent suspension continued to incorporate unequal-length wishbones, coil springs and tubular shocks at each corner, tempered by front and rear anti-roll bars. The unassisted rack and pinion steering of the 328 was slightly quicker than that of its predecessor, at 3.25 turns lock-to-lock. Ferrari gave the 328 its only major mechanical updates during the 1988 model year. This delightfully analog car became a bit more digital with the fitment of a Teves Mark 2 anti-lock braking system for its servo-assisted ventilated disc brakes. That braking upgrade closely followed the incorporation of steering rack positioning and suspension geometry alterations for anti-dive and zero offset properties, and, most visibly, the convex hub (bringing negative offset) 16-inch alloy wheels that replaced the previous concave versions. Those late wheels are a visual differentiator for fans of the 328, although this is admittedly a subtle point to the greater world. The car's body was still built largely by hand in the Scaglietti works, with steel panels (plus a removable black vinyl-wrapped fiberglass roof panel on GTS models) mounted to a chassis made from large-section oval steel tubes, but it was beautifully refined. Our extremely low mileage, immaculate Rosso Corsa example benefits from a recent extensive service including belts.To avoid a wasted journey we highly recommend making an appointment. Romans provide the highest of quality vehicles, and have at least 60 cars in stock at any one time. This means not all cars can be kept on site. This will also allow us to give you our fully undivided attention when viewing the vehicle you are interested in.
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£1,000 - ROMANS WARRANTY
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- £500 Full Service Prior to Delivery
- £450 Vehicle Inspection
- £50 12 Months MOT
- PLUS Life time MOT (ask for details)
- £2,000 Final Value of Package
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All of our clients have the added peace of mind that we have our own workshop facilities with free courtesy cars. PX very welcome, nationwide delivery also available. All of our vehicles have huge specifications far too much in most cases to list.