Ferrari 328

In 1975 something spectacular, remarkable, memorable and unbelievable was shown to the world. The Pininfarina-styled Ferrari 328 GTB was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 as a supplement to the odd Bertone-shaped Dino 328 GT4 and also as a replacement for the 246 Dino. One does not have to be a car fanatic to recognize the sheer beauty and grace of this car. Unlike the plain 2+2 GT4, the Ferrari 328 GTB was a 2-seater with forceful lines, and has been called one of the most beautiful of all the Ferraris, which is really a hard title to earn given the tough competition. The 328GTS was later made famous on the Magnum P.I. television show earning it even more recognition and praise. The 328GT4 shared much with the original 206 Dino, and the 328 mechanically speaking. Both sat on the same tube-frame platform, with a 92 in wheelbase, and 4-wheel double wishbone independent suspension. The V8 engine is a DOHC design, with four Weber 40DCNF carburetors. European versions produced 255 hp (190 kW) at 7,700 rpm, but American versions were down to 240 hp (178 kW) at 6,600 rpm due to emissions control devices, which certainly enticed some American buyers to look oversees. A noteworthy aspect of the early 328, among many noteworthy aspects, was that, although still built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti, the 328's bodywork was entirely made of fiberglass . This bodywork lasted until June of 1977, at which time the 328 was switched to steel. The 328 models are the most common and historical Ferrari models, with over 12,000 produced. In 2004, Sports Car International named this car number five on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s. Although, it really deserves the title of Top Sports Car of all time, granted it would have to fight a few other Ferrari models for the high honor.