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30 July 2016

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Lot 111

1988 Ferrari 328 GTS

  • Chassis no. ZFFXA20A6J0077152
  • Engine no. 12305

Sold for $100,000


270 bhp, 3,185 cc DOHC transverse-mounted V-8 engine, five-speed manual transaxle, independent front and rear suspension with unequal-length A-arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar, and telescopic dampers, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.5 in.

  • Two private owners; 17,000 kilometers (10,600 miles) from new
  • All-original, including paint and interior
  • Recent belt service and suspension detail
  • Complete with books, tools, jack, and clean CARFAX


Considering the success of the 308 GTB and GTS models, Ferrari knew that it was in its best interest to retain the same basic formula for the car’s successor, the 328. Stylistically, the car remained very similar to its predecessor, save for molded bumpers, a slightly smaller front grille, and its most readily distinguishable feature: a small roof spoiler that was mounted just aft of the rear seats. Pininfarina’s designers took the time to smooth out the lines on the body, making the car appear to be slightly less aggressive but more refined overall. Inside, the 328 received more supportive seats, along with updated ergonomics, in an effort to further refine the driving experience.

The V-8’s bore and stroke were increased, bringing displacement to 3,186 cubic centimeters. This helped to increase output to 270 brake horsepower at 7,000 rpms. At the time, the car’s performance was exceptional and still remains highly respectable today, with a 0–60 time of just 5.5 seconds, leading to a top speed of 160 mph.

The classic North American-specification Rosso Corsa example offered here, chassis number 77152, was delivered new by the well-known Gentry Lane of Toronto, Ontario, on 6 July 1988 to Al Palladini Leasing of Woodbridge, Ontario. It has had only two private owners and has been conscientiously well-maintained. The original paint remains in excellent condition throughout, with a rich deep shine that can only be found in factory work, while the interior shows only the lightest of use, appropriate to a car that had been driven only 17,171 actual kilometers (10,670 miles) at the time of cataloguing. All finishes throughout are clean, as one would expect them to be, and a clear CARFAX report verifies the clean history indicated by the presence of the original body number in the engine bay and original Securit glass throughout.

The car underwent a full belt service and suspension detail in May of this year at Daytona Auto Centre of Woodbridge, with receipts on file for nearly $24,300 CAD. It is also offered with its original Owner’s Warranty and Service Book, U.S.-specification 328 GTS manual (correct for a Canadian car), the Sales and Service Organization booklet, and the manual for the Blaupunkt Malibu CR 42 AM/FM cassette stereo system, as well as the original tool set, jack in its pouch, test light, and car cover.

One of the nicest original examples of the 328 GTS that RM Sotheby’s has recently offered, this very low-mileage car will allow a new owner to slip behind the wheel of the automobile he or she wanted back in 1989—just as appropriate today as it was back then!

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

dswig@rmsothebys.com

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

dgould@rmsothebys.com

+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

gduff@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

jauerbach@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

kforry@rmsothebys.com

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

msquire@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

ocamelin@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

pdarvill@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

pfisher@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more