1988 Ferrari GTS Turbo - 2,800kms & ex-Brunei Royal Family

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1988 Ferrari GTS Turbo - 2,800kms & ex-Brunei Royal Family

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  • 1 of just 250 examples built
  • Delivered new to the Brunei Royal Family
  • In 'as new' condition with just 2,800 kms
  • Stunning colour combination of Azzurro Metallic and Dark Blue leather
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In 1986 Ferrari introduced the GTS and GTB Turbo. These cars were the final incarnation of the transverse V8-2 seater platform that Ferrari had many successes with. The GTS Turbo was a variant of the popular GTS but Italian tax law of the period persecuted engine with displacements larger than 2 litres, so Ferrari fitted a Turbo for sacrificing displacement.

Ferrari softened the wedge profile of both the 328 GTS and the GTS Turbo to create more of a distinction between them and their predecessor, the 208 GTS Turbo. This was achieved by a redesigned rounded nose and rear tail valance panel. The overall exterior of the GTS Turbo was akin to 328 series as was the cockpit, but Pininfarina placed heavy emphasis on improving the aerodynamics and ergonomics to the latest standards throughout the car. Car critics of the time were keen to point out that the GTS Turbo's performance was remarkably comparable to the naturally aspirated 3.2 litre engine of the 328. Performance figures showed times of 0-100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 253 km/h, which were and are respectable stats.

Within a production run of only 3 years Ferrari produced a mere 828 GTS Turbos. Maranello has once again turned its attention to the advantages of a turbo charged engine with their latest offering of the 488 GTB. It is clear to see the lineage of the 488 GTB right back to the GTS and GTB Turbos. With such a low production run the GTS Turbo is becoming ever more desirable and would be a prominent addition to any collection.

This particular Ferrari GTS Turbo has great provenance as it was supplied new to the esteemed car collector Prince Jefri of the Brunei Royal Family. Finished in the highly desirable colour combinations of Azzuro blue exterior with matching hides, it remained part of his prestigious car collection for many years. Throughout the cars life it has been impeccably maintained and stored professionally, with only minimal use the odometer reads an incredibly low 2,671 kilometres (1,659 miles).

The entire condition of this car is truly exquisite, panel fitment and shut lines are flawless, the paintwork has retained its lustre from new and the interior is of concours standard. The engine bay appears to be of factory correct and is in superb condition, the car runs and drive beautifully and has recently been serviced by a Ferrari specialist.

Accompanying the car is its original service book and NOVA paperwork for registration in the UK. Being one of the rarest Ferraris of recent years, with such low milage and a prominent history this Ferrari GTS Turbo has to be one of if not the finest example of its kind in the world.