1989 was the last year for Ferrari’s popular 328 series and the end of the 14-year run of the similar 308 model that preceded it. Steadily improved year by year, the ’89 had a redesigned interior, several new styling touches on the body and new convex alloy wheels covered Ferrari’s first ABS braking system in the 8-cylinder lineup. Considered by many sources to be one of the toughest and easiest-to-live-with exotic cars, 328s are relatively inexpensive to maintain—by Ferrari standards, at least.
Cam belts need to be replaced at five-year intervals, but it is not necessary to remove the engine to do so as on later model Ferraris. Complex electronics had not been integrated into these cars (as would happen with the following 348 model, which had considerable teething problems). Consequently, 328s are considered quite collectable, moderately priced and the last-year ‘89s are the ones to have.
This car recently arrived from Northern California where it was part of a small collection for years. Driven just enough to keep it healthy but still low mileage, it received a complete major service in 2016, and has covered only 200 miles since.
Complete with all of its original packet of owner’s books, both tool kits, two sets of keys and a car cover, this GTS also has a clear CarFax report’s assurance against any past damage. The typically-faded beige carpets have been replaced with specially-ordered Black OEM carpet for a very classy look. 328s peaked in value two years ago, and are now in a very attractive value point…that is likely to trend upward again over time.
More photos coming soon!