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Ferrari 328: Buying guide and review (1985-1989)

Ferrari 328: Buying guide and review (1985-1989) Classic and Performance Car
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Despite it being a substantially new car when it was launched in 1985, the Ferrari 328 looked like a very familiar product. As a replacement for hugely successful 308, Ferrari wanted to minimise the possibility of putting buyers off its biggest-seller. 
Pininfarina was entrusted to modernise the basic design, and made significant though subtle changes to update the looks, paying close attention to improving aerodynamic efficiency. The 328 might have looked superficially similar but many of the older car’s sharp edges were smoothed off, giving the appearance of a longer, lower design. In fact, the 328 was almost half an inch taller. 
In a decade where performance across all market sectors took a massive leap forward, and the average family car was now capable of 125mph, maintaining the junior Ferrari’s lead was more important than ever. The answer was to give the V8 more power, and the way to do it was to enlarge it to 3185cc by boring and stroking to 83x73.6mm.
Like its predecessor, the 328 retained a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, but it was improved through the fitment of a Marelli MED 806A electronic ignition system, resulting in improved long-term reliability. The upshot was a maximum power output of 270bhp at 7000rpm and, more importantly, 224lb ft at 5500rpm. 
When it was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1985, the 328 GTB/GTS met with a positive reception from the press and public. After the previous year’s Testarossa, it was a clear indicator that Ferrari  was keeping faith with the classically beautiful Fioravanti shape, even if it lacked the visual drama of its new big brother. 
On the road, that additional power and torque immediately made itself evident, translating into serious thrust. That all-important 0-60mph dash now took a mere 6 seconds, helped by the shorter first gear ratio, and the top speed was 163mph – recalling the glory days of the original GTB’s launch, when it outdragged the opposition. 
To ensure the driver could exploit it all, the 328’s all-independent suspension was further honed to further improve handling – but ride, too, Uprated Koni dampers did their bit, but more importantly, the modernisation of the wheel and tyre package transformed the handling. The 328 ditched the 308QV’s oddly-sized Michelin TRXs, settling for lower profile Goodyear NCTs in 205/55VR 16 (front) and 225/50VR 16 (rear) sizes. It was here, probably more than anywhere else, where the biggest advance was made. 
Which one to buy?
As with the 308 there were two body styles available fron the factory, the GTB coupe and the targa-roofed GTS. Buyers were far more tempted to go for the open-air GTS, with 6068 units built, versus the 1344 for the Berlinetta. The biggest differences in spec between the two models is that the GTB featured dry sump lubrication, whereas the GTS made do with a more conventional wet sump. This was also standard spec on all cars sold in the US.
The Italian-only GTB and GTS turbo models were built in limited numbers to bypass strict engine capacity-based tax laws. Featuring a 2.0-litre turbo engine, which produces 254bhp, these cars are very rare and not easy to find today. They can be identified by the slightly different engine cover, and additional boost gauge in the instrument panel.
ABS was offered as an option from 1988 onwards, necessitating a change in the wheel design to accommodate this new setup. With 496 right-hand drive cars produced in total, choice is limited, so do not get too hung up about which side the steering wheel is on.
The 328 is a surprisingly solidly-built and reliable car, benefitting from years of development, starting with the 308 and GT4 before it. As long as you pick a healthy example, and service it regularly, you should have a fairly trouble-free ownership experience.
Performance and specs
Ferrari 328 GTB
Engine 3185cc, 32 valve DOHC V8
Power 270bhp @ 7000rpm 
Torque 231lb ft @ 5500rpm
Top speed 166mph 
0-60mph 5.5 seconds 
Fuel consumption 20mpg 
Gearbox Five-speed manual
Dimensions and weight
Ferrari 328 GTB
Wheelbase 2350mm
Length 4255mm
Width 1730mm
Height 1128mm
Weight 1263kg
Common problems
• Parts are mostly available from Ferrari, but do come at a cost, so finding a good car that needs minimal restoration is the most cost effective proposition. There are a number of Ferrari specialists who know these cars very well and it is worth getting in touch with one to get your car checked over before buying.
• Engines are very strong, and can stand up to hard driving all day long if they are well maintained. Cam cover gaskets and cam seals are weak spots for oil leaks. Timing belts need to be changed quite regularly, but the engine doesn’t need to be removed.
• The transmission is also tough. Watch out for the car jumping out of first or reverse, indicating a worn out gearbox. Clutches should last around 30,000miles, although expect much less if the car is driven hard.
• Rust is much less of an issue on the 328s thanks to the galvanised shell. You should still look out for the common problem areas, which include the front wings, lower door seals and where the bumpers are bolted to the bodywork. Badly repaired accident damage may also result in rust bubbling up on the body panels. 
• Evidence of frontal damage can be check by inspecting the box section frame for creases between the pop up lights and the floor. 
Model history
1985: Comprehensively redesigned Ferrari 328 replaces 308. Changes include new exterior and dashboard interior styling and 270bhp, 3.2-litre V8. Chassis now fully galvanised
1988: ABS made available as option. Wheels changed to convex design to accommodate the system.
1989: Production comes to an end with 7412 328s built
Production numbers
Ferrari 328 GTS: 6068
Ferrari 328 GTB: 1344
Ferrari 328 GTB Turbo: 308 (Italian market only)
Ferrari 328 GTS Turbo: 828 (Italian market only)

Total built: 7412 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
• www.ferrariparts.co.uk - Maranello Classic Parts, specialists in Ferrari spares
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk - UK-based Ferrari owners club and forum
Summary and prices
As the values of these cars are so closely linked to their condition and mileage, a fully documented service history with verifiable maintenance documentation is essential. A service history filled with specialist stamps is certainly a good sign. 
After a period of stagnancy, prices have been rising steadily for the past few years, meaning you will struggle to find a bargain. Gone are the days of sub-£20,000 deals, and you will now have to pay closer to £50,000 for a good one, and well over £120,000 for a pampered low-mile car. This does mean that cars are generally well looked after and you rarely find a ratty example for sale. 
In the end, the 328GTB and GTS was the final flowering of the line that falteringly began with the GT4, back in 1973. Although that car promised much, the unpalatable styling hampered its appeal. Once the Fioravanti styled model hit the market, there was no stopping Ferrari’s junior supercar. The 328 continued in production for four years, and in the boom years of Thatcher’s decade, it proved consistently popular right through until its replacement in the autumn of 1989.
Some 6068 examples were built, and the later cars proved the most dynamically complete and reliable of all. Tellingly, when it came for replacement, the 348tb and ts continued where the 328 left off, while the slow selling four seat family, kicked off with the GT4 and maintained by the Mondial, ended here.
And the Modenese design and engineering teams succeeded in their aims in replacing the 206/246 in style, even if it took customers years to appreciate the fact. Since then, the 308 became the definitive first Ferrari for so many, it has finally emerged from the shadow of the original Dino.
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Last updated: 19th May 2016
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  • FERRARI 328 Ferrari 328 3.2 GTS 2dr

    £59,995 £59,995

    Type: Used Year: 1986 Make: FERRARI Model: 328 Trim: Ferrari 328 3.2 GTS 2dr Body: Coupe Trans: Manual Mileage: 46953 Engine Size: Ext Color: Red Rosso Corsa

    • Mileage: 46953 mi
    For sale
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  • Ferrari 328 GTS

    £99,995 £99,995

    Rosso Crema Bordeaux carpets We have sold this pre ABS model to the last three owners and maintained the car during this period. All books, tools and tonneau cover are complete.

    • Year: 1988
    • Mileage: 24300 mi
    For sale
  • Ferrari 328 GTS -One owner/8,000 miles Ferrari

    £129,990 £129,990

    First registered 16th November 1988, still on the red bordered tax free number plate F802 PUW . Collected on Saturday the 26th November 1988 from Maranello Concessionaires Ltd ,by its one and only owner ,a former Cathay Pacific captain. The car was actually part of the Hong Kong agents, Andrew Turner's 'Italian Motors' allocation. Reallocated and handled by Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, hence its immediate availability at a time when there was a four year wait in the UK with cars fetching up to £150,000 in the 'over's' market.. Maranello Concessionaires Ltd's invoice shows the base car costing £37,325.00.air conditioning £1,350.00,anti lock braking (ABS) £1,250 beige leather headlining and rear window surround £650.00 and £460.00 respectively colour coded rear aerofoil £225.00 ,export registration and delivery charges £450.00 bringing invoice number 2733 to a total of £41,710.00 excluding vat. The car was invoiced to a Hong Kong address for tax purposes although it never left the British shores, more accurately Horsham! After twelve months the owner decided that as the car was never going to go to Hong Kong he was liable to pay the relevant VAT and Car Tax and contacted the releva

    • Year: 1988
    • Mileage: 8000 mi
    For sale
  • 1987 FERRARI 328 GTS

    $95,500(£70,670) $95,500(£70,670)

    --Rosso Corsa with Tan leather interior and Red carpeting, 21,000 Miles from New, 1-Owner from new. This 328 GTS is in excellent condition throughout having been collector owned and cared for from new. It is complete with full service history. This 328 GTS received a major service including timing belts in September 2016 and only a few hundred miles ago by a well-known Southern Ferrari specialist. It has most recently been fitted with new tires and given a 4-wheel alignment. Absolutely anything and everything needed was addressed to bring this 328 to its current exceptional and ready to use condition. It is complete with all original books, tools, keys and complete ownership/service history.

    • Year: 1987
    • Mileage: 21000 mi
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  • 1989 Ferrari 328 GTB

    $119,800(£88,652) $119,800(£88,652)

    1989 Ferrari 328 GTB, S/N ZFFXA19A6K0081569, Prugna with crema, 3.2 litre V8 engine, 5 speed gear box, USA example with power windows, air conditioning, ABS, delivered new August 11, 1989 by Cavallino Classics of Scottsdale, Arizona to the first and only owner Mr. Vern Zimmerman, believed to be the only 1989 328 GTB ever produced in Prugna, complete with original owner’s manuals and pouch, tool roll and jack, original dealer invoice and original window sticker, built in May of the final year of 328 production and one of fewer than 40 USA 1989 328 GTB produced. Comprehensive major servicing to all systems by Ferrari specialist Boston Sportscar. This Prugna GTB has been used regularly and enthusiastically in the Southwest USA and as such has stone chipping on the nose collected during Mr. Zimmerman’s spirited driving. While not concours, this GTB is dialed in for both the collector and driver and presents a rare opportunity to purchase a one owner last year of production 328 GTB.

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 44450 mi
    For sale
  • Ferrari 328

    £75,000 £75,000

    Full service history Ferrari 328 GTS in Rosso Corsa with Crema interior. Call Autofficina on 020 8391 0002 for more information.

    • Mileage: 41210 mi
    • Engine size: 3200
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  • Ferrari 328 GTS

    £94,995 £94,995

    It is rare to find a RHD 328 presented in such superb condition; it is rarer still to find an example with such a well-documented and comprehensive history of no expense spared maintenance, supplied in this stunning combination and having covered just 31,400 Miles. Accompanied by its original and complete book pack, leather pouch, spare key, tools and jack, this 328 GTS is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner immediately. Viewings are available at our showroom, which is based just outside London.

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  • Ferrari 328

    £109,950 £109,950

    Variant: GTS The styling of the Ferrari 328 GTS and GTB is an obvious evolution of the 308 series. Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti softened his previous design, so that it remained a popular choice with the Ferrari aficionados as soon as it was revealed to the world at the 1985 Frankfurt motor show. Under the engine cover is the same transversely-mounted, fuel-injected V8 engine from the Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole, with an increase in displacement to 3.2 litres. Performance, handling and road holding are a big step on from its predecessor, although it retains all the benefits of the Ferrari 308’s independent suspension and five-speed manual gearbox. Another significant difference over the Ferrari 308 is the use of galvanized steel, which greatly reduces rust problems compared to its forebear. In 1988, ABS became available on the Ferrari 328 series, and these later cars have a redesigned convex five-spoke alloy wheel to accommodate the system. While the 328 GTS was a runaway commercial success for Ferrari, the number of RHD cars built was less than 10% of the production run. This Ferrari 328 GTS is one of just 292 right-hand-drive GTS models with ABS. It is presented in the most famous and popular Ferrari red (Rosso Corsa) with cream (Crema) hide and dark red carpets and has the factory option of having the roof panel and rear shelf components fully trimmed in Creama leather. The car retains its original owner’s pouch, which includes the stamped service book and handbook. Presented with 20,000 miles from new, this 328 GTS is now ready to drive and enjoy. For more information about this Ferrari 328 GTS for sale in Kent, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01474 874555 or 07921 430430.

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 20100 mi
    • Engine size: 3.2
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  • Ferrari 328 GTS Red '86

    €100,000(£88,770) €100,000(£88,770)

    Lowered price from €125.000 -> €100.000 The Ferrari 328 GTB and GTS was the successor to the Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS. While largely based on the 308 GTB and GTS respectively, small modifications were made to the body style and engine, including an increase in engine displacement to 3.2 L (3185 cc). 7,400 Ferrari 328s were produced by the time the model was replaced by the new 348 in 1989, bringing the total for the 308/328 generation to nearly 20,000. The 328 is considered by some Ferrari enthusiasts to be one of the most reliable Ferraris; unlike some models, most engine maintenance can be performed without lowering the engine from the vehicle. The GTB referred to the Gran Turismo Berlinetta (coupé) body while the GTS was a Gran Turismo Spider (targa top). In 1985, the 328 retailed from $58,400-$62,500 ($115,300-$123,400 in 2008 dollars) in the United States. This price included a gas-guzzler tax. The 328 GTS model, together with the fixed roof 328 GTB, were the final developments of the normally aspirated transverse V8 engine 2-seat series. The 328 figures in the model title referred to the total cubic capacity of the engine, 3.2 litres, and 8 for the number of cylinders. The new

    • Year: 1986
    For sale
  • Ferrari 328 GTB 1987 Rosso Corsa


    The Ferrari 328 GTB and GTS were the successor to the well-known Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS. While mechanically still based on the 308 GTB and GTS, small modifications were made to the body style and engine, most notably an increase in engine displacement to 3.2 L (3185 cc) for increased power and torque output. The 328 is considered to be one of the most reliable Ferraris, unlike some models, most engine maintenance can be performed without lowering the engine from the vehicle. The 328 GTS model, together with the fixed roof 328 GTB, were the final developments of the normally aspirated transverse V8 engine 2-seat series. The 328 figures in the model title refer to the total cubic capacity of the engine, 3.2 litres, and 8 for the number of cylinders. The new model was first introduced at the 1985 Frankfurt Salon alongside the Mondial 3.2 series. The main European market 328 GTS models had a tubular chassis. Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars. There were various world market models, each having slight differences, with right and left hand drive available. The V

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  • Ferrari 328 GTB Race Car


    Ferrari 328 GTB 1987 Race Car This is the Ferrari 328 modified by QV Engineering in which David Wilkinson successfully competed in the Pirelli Miranello Ferrari Challenge Championship in 1992-93. In 1995 the car won the Championship, driven by David Barker. The car was stored for about 10 years, fully rebuilt by Modena Engineering and purchased by Tris Simpson who came 2nd in the Championship in both 2007 and 2008. In 2008 the car broke the lap record at Brands. Since then it has been stored and further developed whilst the owner decided whether to race it or add it to his long term collection. The car has two cylinder heads for 465bhp and 370bhp specs, individual throttle bodies, race camshafts, JE pistons, titanium con rods. The car has been fully developed on rolling road. Gearbox by Elite transmissions, straight cut, dog box, strengthened, solid billet selector forks, modified rake differential, 7 different drop gear ratios. Full roll cage and chassis strengthening. 18" Compomotive split rim wheels, adjustable pedal box, 6 pot AP racing calipers and discs front and 4 pot AP racing calipers and discs on rear. Carbon metallic pads. Fully sorted suspension, solid bushed double wis

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  • 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS


    This spectacular Red over Black 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS is full of originality and a great starting point in Ferrari ownership. Recently discovered as a “garage find” after being stored for several years, the car features a striking Red exterior, which was repainted by professionals using Sikkens paint. After rediscovery, the Ferrari was professionally serviced and evaluated, which included a compression test confirming a healthy engine with a PSI of 185-200 measured on all 8 cylinders. An oil and filter change was also performed, along with a full detailing of the car. The Ferrari retains its original interior, glass, and factory-applied decals – which include the import VIN tag on the door, as well as the Rosso Corsa BASF Glasurit paint-code sticker on the trunk. The car’s original jack and storage bag, as well as factory roadside equipment accompany the car. More recently, our team has just performed a 30,000mi major service and adjustment to the car, along with a full rebuild of the water pump. Replacements included the following: timing belt, tensioner assembly & both idler bearings; all V-belts and filters; The car's engine and gearbox oil was changed, along with a complete flus

    • Year: 1986
    • Mileage: 22327 mi
    For sale

    £119,995 £119,995

    Rosso Nero Full leather headlining in crema Leather dash Bordeaux carpet 24000 miles All books, tools roll and jack complete. Original spare wheel and tyre. An exceptional original Berlinetta

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 24000 mi
    For sale

    £79,995 £79,995

    The well known racing 328 GTB 'Roise' has one of the most illustrious racing careers of any modern classic Ferrari. Boasting wins right from its early racing days at the hands of Robin Mortimer in 1989 in Class O of the Maranello Challenge. The car has been campaigned by many well known Ferrari owners club racers over the years including Martin Shaw, Nicky Paul-Barron, Christian Mineeff and David Tomlin. It was last raced by farther and Son Richard and Michael Squire who developed the car into its current group 4 modified Spec with no expense spared. Although the car has been used as a road car by the previous owner it would be great to see the car out racing again. In its current spec the car would no doubt be a front runner in the Pirelli Classic series. Please call for further information.

    • Year: 1986
    For sale
  • Ferrari 328

    £69,995 £69,995

    - Finished in Rosso red with tan / cream interior - Original spare wheel, original jack and roll and some tools - 37,780 miles, belt service in 2015 and recent engine service - In pristine condition this car is ready to enjoy Recently imported to the UK, this LHD example is finished in Rosso red with tan / cream interior and displays some 37,780 miles on its odometer. We are informed the car spent most its life in the Texas and Indiana sunshine up until 2006 when it was imported to Canada. Since then it has been in the same ownership for the past 10 years. Most of the maintenance was carried out by an ex-Ferrari mechanic in Ontario. A cambelt service was performed in 2015 and an engine service carried out earlier this year for which invoices are on file. it is accompanied by the original spare wheel, original jack and roll, pouch, service & owner's manuals and some tools. The vehicle has just had a further belt service as the bill for the previous one carried out in 2015 could not be found. The invoice will be available for inspection in the history file. Introduced at the September 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Ferrari 328 featured a transversely mid-mounted 3185cc 'quad-cam' 32-valve V8, developing 270bhp and 224lbft of torque, allied to five-speed manual transmission giving suitably authoritative performance (0-60mph: 5.5 seconds / 158mph).

    • Year: 1988
    • Mileage: 38500 mi
    • Engine size: 3.2
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  • Ferrari 328 GTB

    £247,950 £247,950

    Ferrari 328 GTB 1988. This original right hand drive, matching numbers 328 has only travelled 29,000kms and is in excellent condition having undergone refurbishment. Brooklands “Sales by Brokerage” service : This vehicle cannot be sold by Brooklands Classic Cars Pty Ltd until purchased in full by Brooklands Classic Cars Pty Ltd from the vehicle’s owner. Otherwise, the sale would be considered consignment selling and Brooklands Classic Cars Pty Ltd would be in contravention of the Motor Car Traders Act 1986.

    • Year: 1988
    For sale
  • Ferrari 328


    Specifications Year of manufacture: 1989 Chassis number: ZFFCA20S000083136 Exterior color: Red Interior color: Beige leather Mileage: 26 300 km - 16 342 Miles HP: 270cv Engine displacement: 3185 cm3 Gearbox: Manual Service book: Yes Original paint: No Delivery country: Switzerland History This vehicle shows only 26 300 km from new, but it is mostly the latest Ferrari 328 output production lines. A collector. The vehicle has all its original books, manuals as well as its toolkit and is matching numbers and color. The car will be Classiche Ferrari. Warranty The vehicle will be sold revised and guaranteed 3 months or 5000 Km Price on request Find us and contact us Jean Lain Vintage – Showroom / +334 79 88 66 36 - Jérôme Millias +337 60 14 73 07 11 Rue de la Dent du Chat 73 420 Voglans France Opening hours From Monday to Saturday, 8am to 12am and 2pm to 6.30pm http://jeanlainvintage.com/nos-vehicules/vehicules-a-vendre/

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 16342 mi
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  • Ferrari 328


    Specifications Year of manufacture: 14/06/1989 Chassis number: ZFFCA19S000081592 Exterior color: Red Interior color: Beige leather Mileage: 18 500 Km - 11 495 Miles HP: 270cv Engine displacement: 3185 cm3 Gearbox: Manual Service book: Yes Delivery country: Direct sale History This vehicle has only 18 500 km from new and has many invoices attesting exemplary traceability: - All invoices from new including DK Engineering maintenance from 1999 to 2015 - Its user manual as well as its original service book with stamps - Double key - Ferrari certificate, matching numbers and color Maintenance Perfect mechanical maintenance: - Servicing at 2547 Km on 21/11/1996 - Servicing at 5929 Km on 28/01/1999 - Servicing at 8991 Km on 30/11/2000 - Servicing at 13 516 Km on 27/02/2006 - Servicing at 15 949 Km on 06/06/2008 - Servicing at 17 907 Km on 04/04/2013 - Servicing at 18 055 Km on 13/04/2015 Warranty The vehicle will be sold revised and guaranteed 3 months or 5000 Km Price on request Find us and contact us Jean Lain Vintage – Showroom / +334 79 88 66 36 - Jérôme Millias +337 60 14 73 07 11 Rue de la Dent du Chat 73 420 Voglans France Opening hours From Monday to Saturday, 8am to 12am and 2pm to 6.30pm

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 11495 mi
    For sale
  • 1986 (C) FERRARI 328 GTS 2dr

    £105,995 £105,995

    Prior to offering for sale, all cars are subject to the AMARI Inspection, a stringent 170 point investigation of the car cosmetically, electrically and mechanically. Our resident master technicians attend to all issues prior to offering the car for sale, using the very latest and best diagnostic equipment, state of the art tools and methods. Our highly qualified master technicians can carry out servicing on all road cars, from the standard family hatch back to the latest Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin... We are the only independent dealer with full Ferrari SDX Diagnostics and the Lamborghini LARAS Diagnostics systems. Our fully equipped workshop enables us to attend to any electrical, and mechanical issues, from intricate electrical repairs and renewals, to brake disc Skimming and air conditioning recharging. Before collection all cars go through our exhaustive detailing process (can take up to three days) using only the worlds finest Swissvax products, carried out by our professional certified Swissvax trained technicians, covering every aspect of the car inside and out. Collection and delivery throughout the UK can be offered through the most reputable manufacturer championed company who use only the very latest covered car transporters with extensive experience of transporting cars across the world. Vehicles are supplied with a three month warranty *Exclusions Apply. We offer part exchange and finance facility on most cars. AMARI Lifestyle Limited T/As AMARI SuperCars is authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (663066)

    • Mileage: 18876 mi
    • Engine size: 3.2
    For sale
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