Owned New By A Famous Hollywood Celebrity!
In 1985, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ferrari unveiled the 328 GTS model - the replacement for the 308 series. But compared with the car it replaced, the 328 featured a new exterior styling, improved road holding and most important a transversely mounted V8 with an enlarged bore and stroke.
The 328 figures in the model title referred to the total cubic capacity of the engine, 3.2 liters, and 8 for the number of cylinders. The car remained into production until 1989, with 6068 units produced. The 328 was again designed by Pininfarina, who made significant changes to modernise the looks of the 328 and improve its aerodynamics. This model model presented a softening of the wedge profile of its predecessor, with a redesigned nose that had a more rounded shape, which was complimented by similar treatment to the tail valance panel. The revised nose and tail sections featured body colour bumpers integral with the valance panels, which reflected the work done concurrently to present the Mondial 3.2 models, with which they also shared a similar radiator grille and front light assembly layout.
The interior was carried over from the 1984 GTO supercar: back-lit orange on black gauges remained unchanged, new designs for the seat panel upholstery and stitching, revised door panels and pulls, together with more modern switchgear, which complimented the external updating details.
But for the 328, the biggest change was the displacement of the V8 engine, which was increased to 3.2 liter. A larger, redesigned oil cooler system was also added and a Marelli Microplex single module ignition system was adopted. The 3185cc V8 engine delivered a total of 270bhp at 7000rpm.
ABOUT THIS CAR
Provenance, Provenance Provenance – this car was owned new in Hollywood by Jerry Bruckheimer (see photo) – an American film and television producer. His best known television series are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Without A Trace, Cold Case, and the U.S. version of The Amazing Race. At one point, three of his TV series ranked among the top 10 in the U.S. ratings–a unique feat in television. Some of his best-known films include Beverly Hills Cop, Flashdance, Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air, Armageddon, Bad Boys, Enemy Of The State, Clack Hawk Down, Pearl Harbour, Pirates Of The Caribbean and the National Treasure Franchise. Many of his films were produced by Disney & Paramount, while many of his television series were co-produced by Warner Bros and CBS Television Studios. In July 2003, Bruckheimer was honored as the first producer in Hollywood history to produce the top two highest-grossing films of a single weekend, Pirates OfThe Caribbean, The Curse Of The Black Pearl and Bad Boys II.
Comes Complete with Ferrari Owners Warranty & Service Book.
Mint Condition Throughout – Stunning in Black
Cambelts & Waterpump just done about a month ago.
Drives & Performs Beautifully
Imported & First Registered in New Zealand in 2006 with 42573 miles
Service Records in the USA available till 2004
One owner in the USA and one owner in New Zealand.
Highly Appreciating Asset
Chassis #: ZFFXA20A9G0064095
Handbuilt Ferrari – One of the last Ferraris engineered and launched during Enzo Ferrari's lifetime.
270 hp, alloy DOHC transverse mounted V-8 engine, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension via unequal-length control arms, coil springs and telescopic dampers, and four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes.
Books and tools
Perfectly preserved Ferrari
There's a certain mystique about Ferrari. Its one of the very few machines whose builder still has some pride of mechanism¦whose engine and chassis components are worth looking at for their own sakes¦and who's lineage is directly descended from the Ferrari racing cars. If this is what you're after, then there is no alternative, as this is one car that every man should have one before he dies! These Ferrari 328 GTS models are becoming extremely desirable among collectors, and great ones are difficult to find. Never having needed any restoration work, this 328 GTS shows as-new both inside and out, where it is essentially devoid of age-related patina. This 328GTS is an extraordinary example of preservation and resurrection. Soon, restoration experts will begin saving 1980s era Ferraris, and this example may serve as the template for all to learn from.
Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
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