Timewarp Ferraris do exist – and they don’t have to cost millions

| 26 Sep 2019
Classic & Sports Car – Timewarp Ferraris do exist – and they don’t have to cost millions

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With just 283 miles on its odometer, could this 1989 Ferrari 328GTS be the lowest-mile example of its breed?

It’s set to cross the block at H&H Classics’ auction on 16 October at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, and is expected to change hands for £120-150,000.

Granted, that’s not pocket money, but this is a sub-300-mile Prancing Horse.

And it joins another lightly used Ferrari, a 10,000-mile Dino also consigned to the same sale.

Classic & Sports Car – Timewarp Ferraris do exist – and they don’t have to cost millions
Classic & Sports Car – Timewarp Ferraris do exist – and they don’t have to cost millions
Classic & Sports Car – Timewarp Ferraris do exist – and they don’t have to cost millions
Classic & Sports Car – Timewarp Ferraris do exist – and they don’t have to cost millions

The Pininfarina-penned shape of this 328GTS has lost none of its allure since it was supplied new in Rome, after which it was sold immediately for double its list price!

Chassis 81550 was then placed into a professional storage facility for 24 years, after which its owner had the car recommissioned by Ferrari Rome, before selling it to its current custodian.

Proof of its mere 455km (283-mile) life can be seen in the delivery stickers on the driver's side front and spare wheels, plus there are protective plastic covers on both inner sills.

Classic & Sports Car – Timewarp Ferraris do exist – and they don’t have to cost millions
Classic & Sports Car – Timewarp Ferraris do exist – and they don’t have to cost millions
Classic & Sports Car – Timewarp Ferraris do exist – and they don’t have to cost millions

Its seller describes this 30-year-old Ferrari as ‘nigh-on as new’ and if its next owner wants to add to its mileage, it's good to know it has just had £5000 spent on it at Dick Lovett, work including a brake overhaul and cambelt service.

This 328GTS will be sold with its original toolkit, jack and Goodyear tyres, plus a spare-bulb kit, a torch and a red bag adorned with that famous Prancing Horse logo.

Check out its full listing here ahead of the H&H Classics sale on 16 October.


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