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308 or 328

Discussion in '308/328' started by Ernie Taylor, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. Ernie Taylor

    Ernie Taylor Rookie

    Nov 12, 2003
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    I'm currently looking at an 85 308QV with records and reletively low miles, needing very little work, or a 88 328 with low 40s for miles (limited records) and in need of a tac and 1st gear syncro. I'm in favor of the 328 style.....is it worth the gamble? Neither of the problems for the 328 seem major....unless I should be thinking a 1st gear syncro is just the tip of a bigger problem? Thanks, this chatroom is just great!
     
  2. hardtop

    hardtop F1 World Champ

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    Ernie,
    I have had 3 308's and 2 328's. I also had a 94 348TB before deciding my current car (an 89 328GTB) is the best for me.

    328's are better overall cars with better (though not greatly so) performance. A lot of the 308 mechanical shortcomings were dealt with in the 328. See archives for more detailed info.

    Having said that, I would run from the 328 you describe. Synchros are very expensive to fix and more importantly, it tells me the car was driven by an idiot somewhere along the line. It is pretty easy to find really nice, no story 328's. I would wait. As far as the QV vs 328 debate, your budget may dictate what to do.

    Dave
     
  3. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Can you guess which I would normally go for?

    That said RUN FROM THAT 328!
     
  4. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Why walk, when you can [size=+2]RUN[/size]?
     
  5. 308GTS

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    Is that the white 328 on Ebay? If so, run. You would be crazy to buy that car for that price.
     
  6. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

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  7. Ernie Taylor

    Ernie Taylor Rookie

    Nov 12, 2003
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    Thanks for the replies, I'll write the 328 off and keep looking. Just recently decided to go the price for a QV and noticed the 328 for about the same......budget is always a concern for toys!
     
  8. M.James

    M.James F1 Rookie

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    I've driven a Carb 308, a 308 Euro QV, and a 328 - the 328 was the best car of the three. That's what I'm shopping for...
     
  9. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
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    I have both in stock:

    1983 308QV red/black with ALL records dating back to 1986 when the car was first registered. Including a copy of the window sticker.
    Has new bumper in the front, GTO style front bumper and wheels. Can put 308QV wheels on the car, your choice.
    asking $33,500


    1989 328GTS ABS car. red/black, looks like a 10K Miles car. Truely excellent. Comes from a collector and is in prestine condition mechanically as well as cosmetically. All original.
    asking $ 49,500

    Make me an offer I need to move both cars.

    www.4Ferrari.com
     
  10. CraigFL

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    I chose a 328 over a QV but it was a real tough choice. I like the interior of the 328 better but the 308 bumpers add to the sleek look of the car (as opposed to the snubby 328 bumpers).
     
  11. DGS

    DGS Three Time F1 World Champ
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    There were quite a few mechanical improvements in the QV, so the 328 mostly gives you more displacement.

    I think it comes down to a matter of taste; the QV's exterior vs the 328's interior.

    I think the 328's cooling works just a smidge better, with the hood mounted louvres rather than routed to the sides. But either one would probably be a good car, if you don't get an abused one.
     
  12. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

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    Side mounted wing louvres from the 308 are what i would love on my 328,i think they look more agresive than the standard front wings of the 328.Also love the 308s deep front air dam,
     
  13. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    Tach failure or reading several hundred or thousand rpm low is a common problem with the 328 and Mondial 3.2 series. It is a relatively inexpensive fix. You take it out, and send it to a speedometer repair shop, will cost $150 or so to fix.
     
  14. Mojo

    Mojo Formula 3

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    Buy the 308.
    They are legendary ferrari.
    Everyone loves them.
     
  15. Ernie Taylor

    Ernie Taylor Rookie

    Nov 12, 2003
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    Thanks for all the information and advice, I went with the QV and am closing the deal now. I'm really looking forward to getting the car and I'm sure I'll be looking for lots more information / advice.
     
  16. PeterS

    PeterS Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Ernie..Good move on the '85QV. That was my first Ferrari a few years ago and it was dead-nuts bulletproof! Have fun!
     

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