We are pleased to offer 1988 1/2 USA model 328 GTS s/n 77741, a Ferrari Classiche “Red Book” certified, two-owner Ferrari Spyder with documentation back to the original Warranty Card listing the selling dealer and the first owner. From new in Rosso Corsa FER 300/6 with tan leather and treated to an engine-out re-seal and 30k cam-belt service only seven months ago. S/n 77741 was sold new by Ferrari Houston, the authorized Ferrari dealer for Houston and in 1995 was sold to the second (and current) owner, also based in Houston. S/n 77741 is supplied with the full set of three owner’s books including the original warranty card listing the first owner and selling dealer, the owner’s instruction manual, the dealer listing booklet, plus their leather carrying pouch. Also comes with the tool roll and all tools, all in as-new condition plus the vinyl cover for stoage of the removable Targa top. 328 GTS s/n 77741 also comes with a voluminous file folder of service records from 1988 to 1995 while with the first owner and a detailed photo album of all service and ownership records from 1995 to earlier this year while with the second (and current) owner. Clean Carfax, of course. We have the Carfax plus over one hundred pages of original invoices and service documents for every major (and minor) services on file. Feel free to e-mail us for selected scanned copies.
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The Rosso Corsa FER 300/6 paint is exceptionally nice and appears to be all original. All panels have excellent gaps and fit and s/n 77741 doesn’t have the usual small pressure dents on the upper rear lip of the rear deck lid. There is no evidence of accident repairs to the body, underside or chassis. The trim, gaskets, window glass and lenses are also in excellent condition. The tan leather on the seats and door panels is in excellent condition, has never been dyed and the driver’s seat bolster shown almost no wear. The dash covering and headliner are also in good condition, especially considering that 1988 1/2 328 GTS s/n 77741 is now almost 32 years old! The carpets have been protected by throw rugs and are also in excellent condition. The car had excellent drivability. All systems were well sorted before the current service and are even better thanks to the recent service! It goes straight with no shimmy and brakes in a straight line “hands-off”. Thanks to the recent engine-out service the engine bay is nicely detailed and the under panels, belly pan and suspension are in good condition. The 1988 1/2 328 model upgrade began in February 1988 beginning with s/n 76626 and so 328 GTS s/n 77741 features the unique convex hub 16-inch alloy wheels and a redesign of the suspension geometry to provide negative offset, plus both of the door mirrors also feature a small Cavallino Rampante emblem. She is mounted on a set of four near-new Pirelli Cinturato 205/55R 16 front and 225/50R 16 rear tires.
Only seven months ago, in May, H & S Motorsports, based at 6125 West Sam Houston Parkway North, in Houston, performed an engine-out cam-belt and re-seal service. H & S Motorsports removed and re-install the engine and transaxle, separated the engine from the gearbox, replaced the differential seals, re-sealed the differential cover, replaced the shift seals, replaced the front crank seal, fitted new timing belts and tensioner bearings, adjusted the valves and re-timed the engine. New cam seals, cam cover gaskets and distributor seals were installed. A new water pump and thermostat were installed A new fuel pressure accumulator was also installed. All new accessory belts were installed. Fresh engine and gearbox oil and new coolant were added. A new battery was installed. The headlight switch was rebuild. The total invoice $16,209.13.
The 328 succeeded the highly popular 308 for the 1986 model year and offered a larger and more powerful V-8 plus a myriad of detail improvements throughout. The mid-engine 328 featured an upgraded 3.2-liter V-8 putting out 260 horsepower, thanks to a sophisticated Marelli MED 806 A electronic ignition system and Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. Top speed was good for 166 mph. The styling was freshened with new seat patterns, new door handles and tidier and more modern treatment to the front and rear bumpers, both of which were painted in body color. The controls were significantly reworked as well, with new switch gear and revised dashboard and door trims. The 1988 1/2 model also featured small Cavallino Rampante emblems on the side view door mirrors. Production of the 328 ended in the fall of 1989, marking the end of the transverse mid-engine Ferraris, a line that began with the 206 Dino. As one of the last Ferraris engineered and launched during Enzo Ferrari’s lifetime and as the last of the pre-computer Ferraris, the 328s are sought after for their blend of usability and comparable reliability, as well as the comparative ease of servicing, owing to the simplicity of in-car engine service work and cam-belt replacements. Thanks to the 328’s low sweeping body lines and the sounds of the well-proven, high-revving V-8 right behind your seat, every trip to dinner or to your local Cars & Coffee gathering is a great driving experience.
The current owner purchased s/n 77741 in early 1995, with 4,926 miles and then had s/n 77741 trucked to his second home in Connecticut in 1977. In late 1998 the owner shipped s/n 77741 by container to Europe where s/n 77741 was kept in Zurich where she was stored and serviced by Garage Foitek in Zurich. When serviced by Garage Foitek in 1998 the mileage (not kilometers) was stated as 7,937 miles. The speedometer was replaced by a Kilometers reading odometer. When 328 GTS s/n 77741 returned by air cargo to Texas in Oct., 2006 and was serviced by Ferrari Houston, the kilometer speedo was recorded as 10,639 kms and replaced with a US Speedo showing 6,610 miles. Today 328 GTS s/n 77741 shows 8,237 miles but the actual mileage is probably between 15,000 and 20,000 miles.
Thanks to a $16,209.13 engine-out cam-belt and re-seal service by H & S Motorsports, only seven months ago, plus a full complement of books, tools, targa top cover and over one hundred pages of obsessively recorded and detailed service history, 328 GTS s/n 77741 is a great looking, great sounding, totally sorted, user-friendly and ready to go 1988 1/2 USA model 328 GTS that will not disappoint. The Ferrari Classiche certification with its Red Book and carrying case, at a cost of almost $10k, simply adds to the package. Click on our video of the walk-around and test drive, or fly in for an impressive test drive. Priced to sell at $84,950 or best offer.
S/n 77741. 328 GTS. USA model. Full VIN ZFFXA20A3J0077741. From new in red/tan.
1988, June, build date.
1988, 10 Aug.,., new to Ferrari Houston, 6541 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX. 65 miles.
1988, 08 Sept., internal work order, install Sony radio, Amp and Alpine car alarm.
1988, Oct., sold new by Ferrari Houston, 6541 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX. to Dr. Robert Prus, Houston, TX.
1988, 14 Oct., Texas title issued to first owner, Houston, TX. 82 miles.
1988, 08 Nov., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6541 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX. for Dr. Robert Prus. 483 miles. Serviced under warranty.
1989, 10 Jan., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6541 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX. for Dr. Robert Prus. 728 miles.Replace battery. $113.69
1989, 18 April, serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6541 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX. for Dr. Robert Prus. 940 miles. Alarm kills battery, no charge.
1989, 21 June, serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6541 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX. for Dr. Robert Prus. 1,082 miles. Replace battery under warranty.
1990, 25 July, serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6541 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX. Change oil and filter, lube right door hinges, safety inspection. 1,804 miles.
1991, 05 Nov., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6541 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX, change oil and filter, change brake fluid, replace wiper motor., safety inspection. 2,770 miles.
1993, 21 June, serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6541 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., change oil and filter, lube door hinges. 4,121 miles.
1994, 03 Oct., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6541 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., change oil and filter, rebuild starter. 4,622 miles.
1995, 24 Jan., sold to second (and current) owner, new title issued, Houston, TX. 4,926 miles.
1997, 01 Aug., second owner re-registered car in Connecticut.
1997, 15 Aug., passed Connecticut smog. As per Carfax, 7,000 miles.
1997, 04 Nov., new Connecticut title issued. Carfax shows 53,000 miles,
1998, 07 Oct., car delivered by Miller Motorcars, in a container, for shipment to Rotterdam by boat and originally scheduled to be delivered to Kroymans, the Dutch Ferrari dealer. Total invoice $3,241.21.
1998, 29 Oct., European Insurance card issued for travel in Europe by Michael Mandell Insurance, Jericho, New York.
1998, 24 Dec., serviced for delivery by Garage Foitek, Zurich, Switzerland. Total invoice 4,724.20 Swiss Francs. Ileage (not kilometers) stated as 7,937 miles.
2006, 03 Oct., passed US customs, car re-imported from Europe to Texas.
2006, 26 Oct., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., pickup from airport, rebuild alternator, new A/C compressor and belt, sublet Texas registration fee, check rough idle, instll new plugs, remove Km speed and replace with a mph speedo. 10,639 kms. Total invoice $8,373.93
2006, 10 Nov., passed Texas smog. 6,610 miles.
2006, 27 Dec., new Texas title issued to second (and current) owner.
2007, 10 Oct., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., install new tach, adjust door latch, replace left side mirror, install new battery. 6,870 miles. Total invoice $2,528.44.
2007 17 Nov., passed Texas smog., 6,869 miles.
2008, 10 Nov., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., replace speedo sending unit and gas gauge sending unit. Install new US speedometer. Change oil and filter, bleed brakes, install new wiper blades, 6,871 miles, Total invoice $2,230.47.
2008, 01 Dec., Texas registration updated.
2009, 19 Oct., passed Texas smog., 7,203 miles.
2009, 01 Dec., Texas registration updated.
2010, 17 March, serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., annual service, 7,264 miles. Total invoice $2,036.21.
2010, 23 Oct., failed Texas smog. 7,379 miles.
2010, 16 Nov., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., car failed smog inspection. Change oil and filters, replace starter motor, tune ignition, 9,386 miles. Total invoice $799.74.
2010, 24 Nov., passed Texas smog. 7,416 miles.
2010, 01 Dec., Texas registration updated.
2011, 09 May, cam belt service by Sphere Motorsports, 3233 West 11th St. Unit J2. total invoice $5,542.03.
2011, 03 Nov., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX. for smog inspection. Replace starter motor, tune ignition, 9,277 miles. Total invoice $1,576.49.
2011, 01 Dec., Texas title updated.
2012, 30 Oct., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., annual service, prep for smog check, 7,630 miles. Total invoice 847.94
2012, 01 Dec., Texas title updated.
2012, 17 Dec., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., car will not start, repair wiring to starter, clutch frozen from sitting. 7,660 miles. Total invoice 709.06
2013, 07 Nov., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., annual service, change oil and filers, 7,729 miles. Total invoice $687.65.
2013, 13 Nov., serviced by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX., replace battery, 7,729 miles. Total invoice $370.51.
2014, 13 Feb., storage charges at Ferrari Houston from 13 Feb., 2013 to 13 Feb., 2014., 7,851 miles. Total invoice $2,400.00.
2014, 08 Nov., prep car for delivery, 7,749 miles. Total invoice $308.12.
2015, 26 June, major service by Ferrari Houston, 6100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX. Engine-out cam-belt service, disassemble engine and gearbox for re-seal, all new bearings, seals, coolant and A/C. Install all new clamps, new clutch and new throw-out bearing. rebuild both rear axles CV joints. All new fluids including oil, filter, gearbox oil, A/C re-charge, new coolant, total invoice $20,551.62. 7,823 miles.
2015, 09 Sept., serviced by Ferrari Houston, install new fuel pump. total invoice $679.91. 7,832 miles.
2015, 05 Oct., serviced by Ferrari Houston, install four new Pirelli Cinturato 205/55R 16 front and 225/50R 16 rear tires. Total invoice $1,082.03. 7,850 miles.
2015, 01 Dec., Texas title updated.
2016, 27 Jan., storage charges at Ferrari Houston from 01 Nov., 2015 to 30 June., 2016., 7,748 miles. Total invoice $4,000.00.
2016, 25 Feb., Ferrari Classiche inspection and application by Ferrari Houston. Total invoice $3,699.88. 8,001 miles.
2016, 29 June, Ferrari Classiche fee paid to Ferrari Houston. Total invoice $6,240.00. 8,002 miles.
2016, 01 Dec., Texas title updated.
2017, 01 Dec., Texas title updated.
2018, 01 Dec., Texas title updated.
2019, 01 Dec., Texas title updated.
2020, 13 May, engine-out cam-belt and re-seal service by H & S Motorsports, 6125 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Suite 205. Remove and re-install engine, separate engine from gearbox, replace diff seals, re-seal diff cover, replace shift seals, replace front crank seal, new timing belt tensioner bearings, adjust valves and re-time engine. Install new cam seals, cam cover gaskets and distributor seal, new water pump and thermostat, install new fuel pressure accumulator, all new accessory belts, change engine and gearbox oil and new coolant. Install new battery. Rebuild headlight switch. Total invoice $16,209.13