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1989 328 GTS Azzurro/Crema Reduced $69,900

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  1. AJS328

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    #1 AJS328, Jan 30, 2017
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    I am listing my beloved Azzurro '89 328 GTS. This was the first Ferrari I ever purchased and it has quite a history. It was originally ordered new and purchased through Newport Imports in Newport Beach, CA by a fellow F-Chatter. During the 90's it made it's way to PA and I bought the car for the first time in 2003. After a year of ownership I sold the car, and almost immediately regretted my decision. It took me another 10+ years to get the car back, but the wait was worth it.

    Where do I begin? This desirable 1989 model is one of just a handful worldwide that were finished in beautiful Azzurro Metallic. The exterior is complimented by supple Crema leather interior with dark tan carpeting. It is the only US spec '89 model that I am aware of in this color combination. The only other Azzurro '89 in the US that I know of has a red leather interior.

    This car has always been serviced by professionals for it's entire life, and the documentation for this car must be some of the best in the world. I have a three-ring binder with a huge history file including the original window sticker, all original order and sale documents from when the car was purchased new, and a wealth of service records. In addition to this I have the original leather pouch with all of the books, including the stamped owner service book.

    This car has 71,624 miles on the chassis, but the gentleman that I purchased the car back from lavished this car with a 100% complete, top to bottom, fully documented engine rebuild. Apparently there was some cylinder leakage, so the car was entrusted to Richard Capoccia and Fernando Torres of Competizione & Sports Cars in Gaithersburg, MD. These guys are ex-Ferrari of Washington Master Techs and are very well regarded in Ferrari Circles. This rebuild included the replacement of many of the engine's internal components, and cost close to $45,000! I have photos (both hard copies and digital) of the engine rebuild, and I'd be happy to forward them to interested parties. It was performed in June 2010 at 61k miles, so there are only 10k miles on the fresh motor. I have since had a major service performed just a year ago by Tony DeRemigio and Anthony Sinnot of Scuderia Performante in Malvern, PA. Anybody who knows Ferrari service knows these guys. They're both ex-Algar Master Techs and they're as good as they get. I've had them look after the car since I bought the car back a few years ago. I am open to any PPI in the Philadelphia area, where there are fortunately plenty of reputable shops.

    This is not a show car, but a good driver-level car that can be truly enjoyed. The body and interior has a patina befitting of a 71k mile Ferrari that has been driven but cherished. There are some stone chips and a few very small dings that do not show in photos. The seats have been dyed in the past but show well with slight wear and are very soft and supple to the touch. The paint on the car is actually very good. There has been some cosmetic paintwork over the years on a few panels, but the color match is absolutely spot on. I challenge anybody to find which panels were done. The wheels are showing their age a bit, with some pitting and wear, but they show well and are fitted with nearly new Bridgestone Potenza rubber. During the period between when I owned the car originally and when I bought it back, the original tool kit went missing, Currently the car has a replica 308/328 toolkit, but the original jack set, with spare belts, etc, are present in their original pouch. This car comes with two complete sets of keys, including one of the original folding ignition keys.

    This car is very, very special to me and I am truly hesitant to list it for sale. I've been fortunate enough to own the car twice, and after having seven 328's I think I am finally ready to try something newer. Whoever buys this car is going to get a wonderful car that they can truly enjoy. It has been serviced religiously and is turn-key. I know this is a cliche, but I do not have to sell this car and if I don't get a number that I am satisfied with then I will be happy to keep it.

    I am listing the car for $79,900 or best reasonable offer.


    Pros:

    -Stunning and extremely rare color combo.

    -Outrageously complete documentation

    -Only 10k miles on 100% complete engine rebuild

    -Serviced and up to date

    -New Tires

    -Hyper-Flow Catalytic Converter

    -Hill Engineering Drilled Pedals


    Cons:

    -Some stone chips and light wear & tear

    -Speedometer needle frequently bounces up and down (Hasn't been an issue driving)


    Please feel free to email me with any questions at astaino328@gmail.com. Also, don't hesitate to contact any of the mechanics mentioned above to ask about the car for added peace of mind.

    Thanks you for your time.
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  2. GatorFL

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    Gorgeous! The only thing that looks out of place is the antique tag, it looks like a new car! GLWS Gus....
     
  3. M. Brandon Motorcars

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    It's been said on your other threads, but you will regret selling this terribly. Trust me, I know; I've done it before. I'm now holding onto my 89 328 GTB with both hands.
     
  4. AJS328

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    Thank you guys. I really feel like it's time to try something new. I may regret it, but I may also regret never trying anything else. I have had seven 328's, so there's not much more for me to experience there.
     
  5. jwt73

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    Wow what a great great car. Love it.
    It won't last long at that price IMHO.
    Jonathan
     
  6. Stentboy

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    You know I cannot relate to this mentality because I've never really regretted, at least in any significant way, selling one of my cars and I've sold a lot of cars.
     
  7. killer58

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    I've regretted every one I sold. Some only a little, but one like this would hurt.
     
  8. darth550

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    One thing I know is after being Gus's friend for over a decade is that whoever is smart enough to step up and become the steward of this particular vehicle is going to get one that's been loved, highly coveted and respected so hopefully, he/she will feel the same way about it as he does.

    This car is special and deserves it.
     
  9. eyeman1234

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    Beauty! GLWS
     
  10. JG333SP

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    You can't go wrong with this one. 10k miles on a rebuild-that's a lot of 328 for the $$

    Hard to believe this was built only 6 yrs before the first 355's rolled off the line
     
  11. Qksilver

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    Saw you on 926 this afternoon. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Good luck.

    -Joe
     
  12. scudF1

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    Gorgeous 328. GLWS
     
  13. AJS328

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    Price drop bump

    $77,000
     
  14. 3POINT8

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    very nice
     
  15. AJS328

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    Thanks guys.

    If you like Azzurro/Crema and you want a car with 10k miles on the engine and the best documentation you've ever seen, this car is it.
     
  16. AJS328

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    #17 AJS328, Feb 9, 2017
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    Just listed on eBay.

    Make me an offer, guys. I'm surprisingly reasonable. :)
     
  17. ricmat

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    Being 89 doesn't help just yet... if this was 2019...


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  18. AJS328

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    So close, yet so far away.
     
  19. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
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    I have the "Buy It Now" on eBay set to $75,000.


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  20. AJS328

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  21. Fennicus

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    Trust me, if I was in the US and had $75k I would have bought it already! ;)

    Really, really nice car and special colour. I hope you find the right buyer soon.
     
  22. AJS328

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    Thank you for the kind words! :)
     
  23. AJS328

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    #24 AJS328, Feb 18, 2017
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  24. AJS328

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    $69,900

    Final price reduction. Otherwise I'll just keep it.
     

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