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Photo of my 328 GTS

Pic of my 328, had her for 12 months now, and still in love, I still find myself going into my garage just so that I can have a look at her and admire her beauty. My 4 yr old son shares my passion for Ferrari, although he doesn't realise that they cost a fortune and doesn't understand why I won't or can't afford to buy an Enzo. Never give up on your dreams.
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Great looking 328, thanks for sharing. Good story about your son, now you have to teach him all the caveats of the car!
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the car looks very sharp!

congratulations! if you have more pictures, don't be shy to share

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Pic of my 328, had her for 12 months now, and still in love, I still find myself going into my garage just so that I can have a look at her and admire her beauty. My 4 yr old son shares my passion for Ferrari, although he doesn't realise that they cost a fortune and doesn't understand why I won't or can't afford to buy an Enzo. Never give up on your dreams.


dude i like your ride!!!
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Thanks for your comments

Thanks for your comments. Yes my son is a real Ferrari enthusiast, I've been taking him to Ferrari Owner shows in the UK for the last 12 months. He already knows which models are 6,8 or 12 cylinder, what their top speeds are and what most models names or numbers are. In the Uk we have cards called Top Trumps where each car is scored by 5 or 6 specifications such as CC, max speed, BHP etc and the winner is the player with the highest value on their card. He knows every card by heart, and combine that with the 40 or so die cast Hot Wheels, Maisto and Burago Ferrari models he has, he will definitely be a regular contributor to forums like this as soon as he is able to write. However, as a 4 yr old he doesn't realise the value of money and that having a nice car isn't a priority in life for most people. He keeps asking me to buy an Enzo (his fav F car) or a 430 spider, maybe if I win the lottery.
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hehehehehe you just described me 15 years ago

amazing! =D

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..and me 30 yrs ago. He takes after me.
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Here's another shot from the rear

Shot from the rear this time
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..and me 30 yrs ago. He takes after me.

I guess every 15 years someone is born with those characteristics hehehehehehehe =D

actually, I think every 15 seconds someone like us is born!!

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Very nice Archie, Thanks for sharing.

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You have a very nice 328 Archie,

It’s nice to know you are sharing your passion with your son, I love hearing about stories like that. Too many times people don’t take the time to create a bond with their children with something other than sports…here its hockey, hockey and hockey……..


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You have a very nice 328 Archie,

It’s nice to know you are sharing your passion with your son, I love hearing about stories like that. Too many times people don’t take the time to create a bond with their children with something other than sports…here its hockey, hockey and hockey……..


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I know what you mean, in the Uk, it's soccer or Rugby. Neither of which I care for. When I bought the car, it was very much for me and my son, I rarely take it out without him as my co driver. In the summer we go to the owners shows and other car shows to have boys days out - great fun.
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There's not just hockey in Canada. They also have curling. Kind of like a cross between shuffleboard and bowling only they made each throw a team effort and you play it on ice. They are the best in the world at it because they have more experience with ice then anyone else.

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I know what you mean, in the Uk, it's soccer or Rugby. Neither of which I care for.... ....In the summer we go to the owners shows and other car shows to have boys days out - great fun.
I'm with you on the footy and rugby, I always got taken to race tracks at the weekend when I was young (over 2 decades ago!), now I take myself. Nice 328, looks well cared for. I'm not far from you, the other side of Donington, I'll have to keep my eye open for you
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Very nice looking 328 GTS. Looking at the wheels, I take it yours is a 88 or 89.
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Very nice looking 328 GTS. Looking at the wheels, I take it yours is a 88 or 89.
Boxer, it was Jan 90 registered, but it must have been built some time in 89. The convex wheels are the give away, that it's a later ABS model. I've checked the 328 registry and as far as I can tell it was the 3rd from last GTS built, and the 4th from last 328. There is a rumour that Nigel Mansell had the last GTB as a present from Ferrari when he was racing for them. I'm sure someone will know if that's true or not.

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I'm with you on the footy and rugby, I always got taken to race tracks at the weekend when I was young (over 2 decades ago!), now I take myself. Nice 328, looks well cared for. I'm not far from you, the other side of Donington, I'll have to keep my eye open for you
Me too, most sundays in the late 70's at Mallory park, Leics watching my uncle race his home made Mini 1275 GT.

Are you going to the 60th anniversary relay at Donny Park on the 19th? Look out for me if you go, my Reg is G11BOS

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Me too, most sundays in the late 70's at Mallory park, Leics watching my uncle race his home made Mini 1275 GT.

Are you going to the 60th anniversary relay at Donny Park on the 19th? Look out for me if you go, my Reg is G11BOS
I've just got back from a break in Portugal (where my 308 lives), so not sure about getting out of working for Dono, I missed the 60th relay in Portugal while I was there. If I do make it to Dono, I'll keep an eye open for you, I'll probably be riding a Bimota motorbike (it's Italian), if the weathers good.
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I've just got back from a break in Portugal (where my 308 lives), so not sure about getting out of working for Dono, I missed the 60th relay in Portugal while I was there. If I do make it to Dono, I'll keep an eye open for you, I'll probably be riding a Bimota motorbike (it's Italian), if the weathers good.
Look fwd to meeting you if you're there

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I've been meaning to do this for ages. I've gone through all of the service documentation and finally put together a history sheet for my 328.

Date of first registration – 21st January 1990
Engine number – 19471
Chassis number – ZFFWA20C000082965
Colour – Rosso Corsa / Crema / Bordeaux
Previous owners - 6

Service history
1000 mile service on 08/08/90 – HR Owen
6250 mile service (3787 miles) on 20/06/91 – HR Owen
2 year service (9404 miles) on 09/03/93 – Maranello
Annual service inc belt change (10028 miles) on 19/10/93 - Maranello
4 year service inc belt change (11678 miles) on 28/02/97 – Maranello
18750 mile service inc belt change (14076 miles) on 01/12/98 – Maranello
Annual service (16150 miles) on 16/11/99 – Gray Paul
Annual service inc belt change (17191 miles) on 08/12/00 – Gray Paul
Annual service (17370 miles) on 20/06/01 - Maranello
Annual service (18747 miles) on 29/08/02 – The Ferrari Centre
Annual service inc belt change (19303 miles) on 19/06/03 – The Ferrari Centre
Major service inc belt change (19970 miles) on 03/04/06 – Nick Cartwright
Annual service (20800 miles) 0n 01/02/07 – Nick Cartwright

MOT’s (annual vehicle inspection, legal requirement in the UK)
05/06/93 – 9979 miles
05/05/94 – 10521 miles
02/05/95 – 11536 miles
13/09/96 – 11590 miles
22/10/97 – 13346 miles
07/12/98 – 14055 miles
15/11/99 – 16145 miles
06/12/00 – 17192 miles
20/06/01 – 17374 miles
12/01/02 – 17935 miles
12/12/02 – 18972 miles
25/10/04 – 19952 miles
07/10/05 – 19964 miles
01/10/06 - 20770 miles

Current mileage as of 03/08/07 - 21765 miles

This has confirmed I don't drive it often enough, better change that

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