“Topo” Grigio: ’86 Ferrari 328 GTS QV
We should be buying this Ferrari instead of sharing this information with our readers. It is a European version of the well-regarded 328 GTS Quattrovalvole. Therefore, it has more horsepower and lighter weight than the USA counterparts. The V8 engine was essentially of the same design as that used in the 308 Quattrovalvole model, with an increase in capacity to 3185 cc. The engine retained the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system of its predecessor, but was fitted with a Marelli MED 806 A electronic ignition system, to produce a claimed power output of 270 bhp at 7000 rpm. As with the preceding 308 models, the engine was mounted in a unit with the all synchromesh 5-speed transmission assembly, which was below, and to the rear of the engine’s sump. Okay, so it is a faster Ferrari than the 328s you see at the Publix parking lot. What else makes this one so appealing? The ’86 has a more refined, less busy front and rear end. The Mondial has a similar treatment. We love the Grigio Metallic paint and it is in original condition. It is complemented by a lipstick red interior that is so Ferrari from the big hair days. And it is a low mileage car but not ridiculously so. It has received a recent major service and new tires amounting to $7,000. With normal, light-duty driving, you’ll be due for another one in 3 years. By then, we believe the 328GTS/GTB will be recognized for being what it is – a really important, enjoyable and collectible Ferrari. Probably one of the top 5 sports/exotics of the decade. The SCM Price Guide has a range of $40 to $60 grand. We haven’t seen many change hands for $60,000 so we think it will go closer to the $40,000 range. Don’t even think about buying this without a marque expert’s Pre-purchase inspection. Click here to see the listing.