There is so much written about this car- so I'll skip those details and more about why I have one. As a kid of the 80s- I had that poster. Ferrari was what Magnum had, was featured on Miami Vice, etc. Of course I thought a car like that could make me equally cool. I've since learned I don't have the right loafers or enough gold jewelry to fit into that crowd. However, Ferrari as a company captured my imagination. They are handmade by people whose passion it is to work there, and they are the pride of Modena and Italy. It's a little like owning a painting- knowing that I'm a temporary caretaker. This one came out of a Ferrari dealer in Chicago- I had gotten to know the service manager over the phone while my other car was in for service. Someone traded it in, they called me, and both cars were shipped back together in 2012. Having the Ferrari Transporter pull up to your house was cool (see pic below). It had been fully restored, and the nicest one I've ever seen outside of a museum. Obviously the TV show Magnum PI made this car well known, but that was actually a 308, for all but the very end of the shows last season, but I just smile and nod when someone yells out Magnum. For people in the know- Yes... I stuck on the shields.
Note- The last picture is my favorite car picture of all time, with my wife Cherri to re-enact one of my favorite movie scenes.
- 270 HP (that was HUGE in 1987)
- 3.2L V8 4 Valves Per Cylinder
- Curb Weight 2,784
- Top Speed of 166 MPH
- 0-60 Time: 5.5 seconds. Still fast 30+ years later
Google Ferrari 328 and read all day long.