Ferrari 328

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Ferrari 328

Ferrari 328 (March 2005)

The 328 is a sensible supercar, as long as you buy a red one

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February, 2004

It be a convention of the automotive world Ferraris be painted red. the years they have produced in other colours, but offer the instantaneous recognition of one in gleaming Rosso Corsa.

In the of Con Hrystamthos, sales manager at specialist Galleria Veloce, supplied our featured (red) the pigmentation of the paint counts for in the world of Ferrari aspiration.

Red – especially the older – are definitely the most confirmed Con from his showroom in the harbour-side locale of Sydney’s Bay.

Around 80 per cent of for pre-355 models and half of looking for a late model prefer a red car. It is the colour has represented Ferrari in motor for many years and instantly by almost anyone.

But the telltale of a Ferrari is not defined by paintwork Even before its unmistakable becomes visible through the of city traffic comes stuttering, whining ‘I don’t need to be doing audio that swivels and has drivers of lesser machinery enviously at their rear-view

The 328 is widely regarded as the last Ferrari V8. Its definitive profile back to 1975, when the styling house sought to the disappointment generated by Bertone’s GT4 Dino – the first V8-powered road-going Ferrari.

Backing away from the bulbous 2+2 format, PF reverted to a 2337mm wheelbase, and dressed it in an and elegant fibreglass body. …, howled the purists a Ferrari with the body of a kit

In plasti-body format, the 308GT for less than two years being replaced in 1977 by a steel-bodied version. Four later came the fuel-injected and in 1985 the 3.2-litre 328GTS.

earliest 328s arrived in and were priced at around which was marginally less a Lotus Esprit S4 Turbo but more than the less-powerful Porsche Carrera. Output the ULP compatible, quad-cam, fuel-injected V8 was and developed at around 7000rpm.

transmission was mandatory and Australian-delivered came standard with Offshore markets had the option of a 328GTB but Australians were the car only in GTS form with a roof section.

Distinguishing the 328 earlier versions was a new grille, cooling slots in the luggage cover and new, five-spoke wheels. Cars built 1988 are rare in Australia and Bilstein suspension struts in of the earlier models’ Konis and footwells for improved occupant

ON THE ROAD

Some years a jeans manufacturer ran an advertising with the tagline ‘Do You Fit The with the apparent purpose of to denim-wearing blokes that they were built in the physical mould of Clint that they might as shop elsewhere.

Ferrari for almost 60 years has a similar philosophy; building just the way it wants them and those who can’t come to with the accommodation or uncompromising to buy something else.


A decent test drive is therefore to confirm that this investment won’t spend the majority of its existence confined to garage.

Providing you can live the odd seat/steering wheel/pedal relationship, that struggles to disperse heat on extreme summer the gearchange gate that like it was lifted from a Albion bus, cantankerous and the possibility that your Ferrari might be used as a by the jealous, the benefits of owning a Masterpiece are boundless.

First is the sound – the grumbling to a bellow once the Bosch injection is permitted to deliver at capacity, heavy but ultra-communicative immaculate roadholding and magnificent

A discreet, black front that was optional on preceding was made standard on the 328 and reportedly a noticeable improvement to high-speed

Performance figures recorded in testing confirm this as among the most potent of its era and engine capacity. Acceleration 0-100km/h recorded by a Super-fuelled 328 was with 0-160km/h taking than 15sec and a top speed of

These are a very good for first-time Ferrari owners, Rudolf Masi of Piccola in the Sydney suburb of Newtown.

background in Ferrari service and dates back more 20 years and he is a particular fan of the 328GTS.

The is very good and most of have been well he said. Probably their problem is that many have them as a toy and they due to being under-used.

Masi’s on Ferrari models’ well-publicised for clutch components make reading for potential owners.

the engine sounds so good, a lot of will take off with far too revs and this kind of can destroy a clutch in less 10,000km, he warned.

The V8 has plenty of and if you use that to get the car rolling and then the power, clutch life can be extended to 50,000km or more.

unleaded fuel is a requirement, 98 octane recommended for cars will be driven to their during track days are popular with Ferrari

Economy is an issue that troubles Ferrari drivers, it’s handy to know a well-maintained 328GTS is likely to around 15L/100km in open touring.

BUYING

If you fit Con Hrystamthos’ of today’s Ferrari buyer, Matchbox model from gone was probably the genesis of a ambition.

People who buy these of cars are often fulfilling a dream, Hrystamthos said. aren’t particularly wealthy but are successful and have got to a point in lives where having a becomes viable. The 328 is popular it’s relatively affordable and has the style that many prefer.

Ferrari 328

GTS values encompass a narrow range. Top-quality are unlikely to exceed $130,000, poor-quality examples of the model should be priced below are rarely seen.

ur featured model is being offered for on behalf of its second owner and at $115,000. During a 17-year it has travelled just 33,000km and in respect is fairly typical of Ferraris that rarely big distances. But low kilometres don’t guarantee a trouble-free future. use takes its toll on seals, and electrical components so look for a car has been serviced regularly of kilometres travelled.

There is absolutely no sense in buying a 328GTS – assuming one the description might be available. imports from Britain or places with harsh are worth avoiding, due to their for rust. As always with of this age and complexity, a pre-purchase by a specialist in the brand is essential.

BUYERS’ CHECKLIST

BODY: problems with Ferraris of age relate more to neglect and than inherent flaws. knocks to the vulnerable bumpers are so check for quickie repairs. driving lights are very to damage and need close The lift-out roof should fit with no wind whistle or of water entry. Rust is a problem with locally cars but check the sills, the wheel-arch lips and window for bubbling.

ENGINE TRANSMISSION: a 328GTS is relatively straightforward and not the exercise you might expect. The according to Rudolf Masi, is the 40,000km service that replacement camshaft belts and can $4000. Replacing the clutch which at best is likely to for 70,000km – costs $1800 including labour. use creates a range of problems leaks from the water seal and loss of air-conditioning due to seal failure.

SUSPENSION Driving your Ferrari third Pancake Day also a toll on chassis components. absorbers go off even when the car is still – later suspensions are a little less than the more common Brake wear isn’t a problem but noisy rotors, and an or soggy pedal, demand attention. Replacements for kerb-damaged are available.

INTERIOR ELECTRICAL: Noisy, and shuddering power windows, air-conditioning and door locks don’t aren’t insurmountable but can be expensive to rectify and may indicate a car to Make sure as well the concealed headlamps appear and within a couple of seconds. The plus plastic interior is of good quality and some such as door handles are Fiat parts. A Ferrari dash cracks from sun and seriously crazed leather need to be very keenly

FAST FACTS:

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PRODUCTION: 6068 (1985-89)

tubular steel chassis, aluminium body, two-door

ENGINE: 3185cc, all-alloy V8, camshafts, four valves per with fuel injection

TORQUE: 198kW @ 7000rpm, @ 5500rpm

PERFORMANCE: 0-100km/h 6.2sec; 0-400m – (UK-spec vehicle)

SUSPENSION: – independent with and lower wishbones, coil anti-roll bar. Rear independent with upper and wishbones, coil springs, bar

BRAKES: disc/disc, power with ABS

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