Quantcast
You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments (8)

  • Matthew Lange

    Report Permalink

    Great story, and great car. Correct my if I'm wrong but wheel offset indicates this is an ABS equipped 328? Your mechanics are right I wouldn't trade it for a 360 or 430. Yes they are faster but they are not as pretty and there are less 328s around which makes it the better long term investment.

  • Andreas Lavesson

    Report Permalink

    I agree with Lange on all accounts. Great story, great car and I wouldn't trade it for a newer Ferrari. While I "grew up with" the 360 and think that the 430 looks quite nice, they don't stand a chance to the 328 as far as beauty is concerned. They will probably humiliate a 328 on track, but how often do you actually give it the full beans in real life? Nope, personally it's the 328 all the way.

  • PoleApart

    Report Permalink

    Matthew - that's right it's the youngest of the 328's - an 88.5 car with ABS, modified suspension, convex wheels and the tiny surrounds around the door handles. Glad you like the story.

    Andreas - I do actually drive it with gutso quite often. It only has 270 hp at the end of the day so same as a hot Golf by today's standards but that means you can actually stretch it without reaching totally insane speeds. Clearly if you want modern supercar performance and handling you need to look elsewhere but overall it's actually quite a contemporary machine and the drop dead looks are matched with some pretty robust and reliable underpinnings with practically no computers that could go wrong.

  • Andreas Lavesson

    Report Permalink

    I'm glad to hear that, since I personally believe that these kinds of cars need to be pushed now and then to get their regular exercise. As you said, it's "only" got 270 hp, but since it's a very manual car (didn't know they had ABS that early), it's relatively light. If we are to continue the comparison with the Golf, for example, a GTi still has some 200 pounds extra weight and is around a second slower to 60.

    You could go even faster with a modern Ferrari, maintaining the same margins, but personally I prefer driving a "slow" car fast as compared to driving a fast car slow. You're obviously able to push the 328 harder on a regular basis, since driving a 430 with the same vigour will result in considerably higher speeds, which is more dangerous to everyone involved. That being said, I have to admit that I think speed is fun, even if you don't necessarily use all of it. It's nice to know "it's there", and you get used to performance quite quick, and start to crave even more.

    I'll wrap this up now, since it's getting long... Personally, I think that the 328 is "fast enough" and much more beautiful. As you've mentioned, they seem to be quite reliable and easy to work on too. Less horsepower always beat electrical gremlins.

  • Andrew Singer

    Report Permalink

    I have an 1982 308 GTSi and feel the same! Everyone once in while I consider replacing it, but you are right...take the cover off and you know it has to stay in the family. I've been fortunate enough to drive a 348/355/360/458/599 and still return to the 308. It is fast in a usable way without ended up in jail. And I think I had the same thoughts after I bought it. I drove it home 2 hours in the dark. Woke up the next morning thinking "wow, I have a Ferrari." And then "wow...what have I done?
    " No regrets 13 years later though.

  • massimo van der plas

    Report Permalink

    i own a 1987 328 gtb for 6 years now. it has never skipped a beat and still takes my breath away every time i open the garage doors. and most important, it's a great drivers car with plenty of power. whether you racing on the autobahn or local back roads. cheers! massimo

    Attachments :
  • Darin Spyderdog

    Report Permalink

    please make a video about this car

    :)

  • Matthew Lange

    Report Permalink

    They have already made a video about another 328 http://www.petrolicious.com/the-hunter