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The Ferrari 328 first appeared in 1985 as the successor to the 308. It featured a normally aspirated 3.2 V8 engine and very handsome styling and became instantly popular, with Ferrari going on to produce 7,400 variants worldwide during the production run which finished late in 1989. Now regarded as a true design classic, this ultimate 270 bhp sports car of the day reached 0 - 60 in 5.5 seconds and went to a top speed of 166mph. This particular 328GTB, affectionately known as "Rosie", is very well-known in Ferrari racing circles in the UK, having entered 70 races in the Maranello Ferrari Challenge. Driven by Mortimer and Shaw, the car clocked up 28 fastest laps, and was the Championship Class winner 3 times as well as being runner-up 3 times. This success continued in the Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic, once again scoring many fastest laps and class and outright wins, principally in the hands of David Tomlin. In 2011, "Rosie" was subject to a full ground-up rebuild carried out by Simon Furlonger, uprating the car from Group 3 to Group 4 of the Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic series, with a heated screen, new competition wiring loom, Ohlins 2-way dampers and springs, uprated competition brakes and a full engine rebuild. The car was further uprated with twin tanks to enable participation in longer races such as Intermarque. Most recently in January 2016, the engine was again rebuilt including new shells and piston rings. The competition wiring loom was new in 2011, and as the car has seen little action in the interim years, this is also in good condition. Jump into the race seat and you are greeted with black Alcantara door cards and dashboard - a must for any serious racer! All of the original trim is available with the car should the new owner wish to return the car to a more comfortable specification. The bodywork and paintwork are said to be in very good condition. Due to our vendor's commitments in other forms of historic motorsport, the car has effectively remained unused for several years and with a recent refresh by RW Racing Services, it can accurately be described as in very good condition.