Poll: 308 and 328 - Looks Only

Discussion in '308/328' started by Robb, Jun 30, 2004.


Which looks better? 308 or 328?

  1. 308

  2. 328

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  1. 83911SCDrew

    83911SCDrew Karting

    Oct 21, 2018
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    I own a 328, but I voted 308. I prefer the front and profile of the 308 GTSi QV, but I prefer the rear 1/4 and rear of the 328. The front of the 328 is too homogenized IMO. They are both beautiful machines, though.

    Call me boring, but it has to be red...

    That said, I love the 328/308 color palettes. I have not yet seen a color that I don’t like. So many unusual colors, too. I especially like that light silver green metallic.
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  2. G. Pepper

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    For a different debate, we could discuss the front air dams. I don't like the deeper one.
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  3. dinoart

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  4. noblesteed

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    Euro 308 QV GTB with 16” wheels, minus the rear spoiler is gorgeous.
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  5. G. Pepper

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    Doesn't go with the rest of the body. Ruins the look for me.
  6. Albert-LP

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    Agree, but the 208 turbo adds the splitted rear bumper, the side NACA air intakes and black front bonnet vent grids (euro 308 ones are body color): otherwise it looks like an euro 308 GTB QV.

    In my opinion that's the best looking of the series and I think it looks good also with the rear spoiler (and in my opinion maybe even better).

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  7. Ferrari 308 GTB

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    Feb 21, 2015
    Yep agreed,same as thin crust Pizza!
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  8. kcabpilot

    kcabpilot Formula Junior

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    The absolute best is the US 1983 QV GTS red on tan with body colored rockers and smooth finish spoiler. I know this for fact because I own one.

    Seriously though, I'm not sure there is that much objectivity to this poll. There may be a few line crossers but for the most part I think the tally will very likely mirror the vehicles owned. I see this a lot especially from people who own non red cars and GTB's they seem to be compelled to trash talk the prototypical red on tan GTS as if it were downright hideous. When I began my search in earnest I came to the conclusion that I was going to find the best one available in my budget and wouldn't turn anything down based on 308 or 328, S or B, carbed or injected or pretty much any color other than maybe brown. Well, I might have passed on one with an 85 mph speedo, you gotta draw the line somewhere.

    They're all pretty darn good looking.
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  9. Albert-LP

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    This is a my former car and I own another one like this, plus a 308 GTB. I had a 328 GTS and 328 GTB too. I still think that the early 208 GTB turbo (very similar to a 308 GTB QV euro) is the best looking one. Not by much, and they all look great, but it's my personal taste.

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  10. sherrillt

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    The cleaner nose of the 328 gives it the edge over the 308. Both are iconic Ferrari.

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  11. Ferraritalian

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    No offense to the 328 but I say the 308 all day and twice on Sunday It’s gorgeous.
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  12. Robb

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    Feb 28, 2004
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    Cool to see a thread I started 15 years ago... it’s definitely still a great question with no wrong answer.

    The answer to the question is of course...

    F355 :D

    But I do like the Italian 328 turbos with the extra naca vent


  13. Brian A

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    Yes, all personal preference and we are splitting hairs among almost identical looking versions. They all look the same to outsiders.

    Personally, I don't like the NACA ducts much; they look like an afterthought. I do like how they presage the F40. Interesting that the 288, a turbo car, did not have them.

    My favorite is the same as kcabpilot's: a red 1983 US-spec GTS. It has most contrasting black of any version (black hood vents, black window pillars, bigger black engine vent, black rocker panels, black bumpers (pushed in!!), black basket handle, etc.) To me, the contrast really pops. Also like kcabpilot, I am bias because I have that car too.:)
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  14. G. Pepper

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    I like the simplest version: No NACA ducts, no spoiler, and no deep air dam. It's just so pure and elegant a design, it doesn't need anything else.
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  15. trs666

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    Euro with deep front spoiler, even if i just took of mine for repaint! 328 front just looks too heavy for me and the front overhang too long. The same overhang puts me off 355, wrong balance between front and rear overhang.
    Interior the same, 308 is classic.
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  16. mike996

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    I assume we all bought whichever 3x8 we personally thought was the best looking. I was only interested in a 328 when I was looking at 3x8's back in '07-08. I was aa fan of the 308, and rented/drove two of them (a carb and a QV) back in the day but when I first saw a 328 in '86, I felt that they had improved the looks of a car whose looks I thought couldn't be improved! :)
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  17. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    People’s tastes change (‘mature’)....after 15 years I now think 308’s lines are much cleaner, and it’s an even toss up between the two. Euro-spec obviously...
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  18. miketuason

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    To me, all 3x8 are beautiful. If an owner like or think their own 3x8 looks the best then I’m happy for them and I also like it for them.
  19. Thomas Magnum

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    I distinctly remember when the 328 was first presented. I was disappointed, and didn't care for the body color bumpers, subtle changes to the wheels and redesigned interior. It's grown on me more through the years and they're great cars, no doubt. Still think the 308 looks better. Also the 328 seems larger and I've driven lots of 308/328s. Is that crazy? I know they're basically the same car.
  20. 308 milano

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    Vividly remember that same reaction. New issue of road and track showed up and six or eight page color spread of the 328 about center of the magazine. Remember being so let down with the center console and more rounded lines. Absolutely love it now but 308 still gets my vote.
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  21. akitaman

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    Nov 23, 2006
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    Hmmmm, give me a late 308( 85 era) It has all the engine (minus the bore upsize) and transmission gearing upgrades of a 328, but with only minor trim changes. Besides, I like physical switches over rocker buttons on the interior controls. But that me. And what i own. Now contemplating on hunting for a 400i

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