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Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS: Buying guide and review (1975-1985)

Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS: Buying guide and review (1975-1985) Classic and Performance Car
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One of the things that used to define Ferraris was their beautiful, lithe lines, full of subtle curves and with little in the way of aggression. Arguably one of the most beautiful of all was the 308 GTB and its open-topped sibling the 308 GTS. 
 
Introduced to replace the 246 GT and 246 GTS, the 308 GTB was Ferrari’s first mid-engined V8-powered two-seater, following on from the 308 GT4 2+2. While the 246 carried Dino badges rather than the revered prancing horse, the 308 was the real deal – in every sense. 
 
Drive a 308 today, and you’ll soon realise this car is worth every penny of its increasingly stiff asking price. Why are the prices so high? As the earlier Dinos now regularly sell for more than £500k in perfect condition, many look to the 308 as the next best thing – and in many ways it’s even more appealing.
 
While the 246 can hardly be accused of being lacking aesthetically, the 308 looked even more gorgeous, with its sleeker proportions and more modern wedge shape. But what really sets the 308 apart from its predecessor is that 3.0-litre V8, which sends a tingle down your spine as you approach the 7700rpm red line. Sadly, many owners never drive their cars hard enough to experience this, but if you buy a 308 it’ll be hard to resist sampling this on a regular basis. 
 
Which one to buy?
 
The glassfibre cars, often referred to as GRP or in its native language ‘vetroresina’, are sought after because they’re the first of the breed, and also because their lightness means added agility – and of course there’s the added bonus that the well-built plastic bodyshell doesn’t corrode.
 
Most 308 derivatives have their devotees, but if there’s an orphan in the family it’s the original fuel-injected model with its miserly 214bhp engine. Early steel cars with carbs are perhaps the easiest to find in the UK, although it’s perhaps the later fuel-injected QV models that offer the best compromise of usability and performance. 
 
One other possible option to consider is the later 328. Although not specifically covered in this guide (read the full Ferrari 328 buying guide here), the 328 is a considerably quicker car, with a number of changes that improve the driving experience. The 328 lacks the slightly more delicate looks of the early 308, but it’s still a very handsome car. 
 
The 308 GTS outsold its GTB sibling by around four to one, so if you want a closed car you’ll have to look that bit harder to find your perfect specimen. The GTS looks great and allows you to get closer to nature, but the bodyshell is less stiff and as a result you’ll feel some scuttle shake on rough roads. 
 
Perhaps the over-arching thing to bear in mind though is how rare these cars are – they’re far less common than you might think. In production for a full decade, there were just 12,143 examples of the 308 GTB and GTS built, of which a mere 965 came to the UK in right-hand drive form. By far the most numerous are the steel-bodied, carburetted cars, but you’ll still have to look to find exactly the right car for you. And when you find it, you’ll discover it was worth every penny. 
 
Performance and spec
 
Engine 2926cc, V8
Power 230bhp @ 6600rpm
Torque 203lb ft @ 4600rpm
Top speed 152mph
0-60mph 5.3sec
Fuel consumption 15mpg
Gearbox Five-speed manual
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2340mm
Length 4230mm
Width 1720mm
Height 1120mm
Kerb weight 1265kg
 
Common problems
 
• The glassfibre body panels of early cars is extremely well made, so problems aren’t guaranteed – although the gel coat can craze and the paint tends to fade more readily. What’s more of a problem is the tubular steel structure which can corrode, while the bulkhead and engine bay panelling are also steel – the bonnet is aluminium. 
 
• When steel panelling was adopted, the floorpans continued to be made of glassfibre. With galvanising not used at all until 1982, you need to scrutinise 308s very closely for corrosion. 
 
• Check everywhere below the swage line, as rust can break out pretty much anywhere – and replacement panels are very costly. However, the 308’s construction means it’s easy to spot corrosion or poor repairs, as long as you put the car onto some ramps. Home in on the outriggers, which are the areas most likely to have decayed. 
 
• Scrutinise the wheelarch lips, the windscreen surround and the sills along with the headlamp pod cavities, front valance and the spare wheel well. Also check the bonnet for distortion; its stay seizes up, and some ham-fisted owners then force the panel shut. 
 
• Engines are strong, but the cam belts must be replaced every three years or 20,000 miles. Expect to get 120,000 miles out of the V8 between overhauls; cars driven a lot when the engine is cold can halve this – or worse. If the oil pressure drops below 45-55psi, it’s tired and due for some TLC. Camshafts can wear; expect a top-end rebuild to be required after 90,000 miles. 
 
• The five-speed manual gearbox is tough but until it’s warmed up second gear shouldn’t be used. Because it sometimes is, it’s worn second-gear synchro that’s likely to be an issue, so check for baulking as you swap cogs. 
 
• Clutches can wear out in just 6000 miles if abused; it’s possible to get 40,000 miles out of one though. 
 
• Because these cars are often driven hard only briefly, then stood for ages, it’s not unusual for exhaust corrosion to rear its ugly head. The exhaust manifolds can also be problematic; they crack through vibration. Replacing the front one then involves removing the right-hand fuel tank and partially dismantling the suspension, so it’s time consuming. 
 
• A lot of 308s are sitting on tired suspension because the dampers have gradually deteriorated and the owner hasn’t noticed – or they simply haven’t driven the car enough. 
 
• Evidence of plenty of maintenance (and expenditure) with a marque specialist is essential. But just because much money has already been spent, you can’t assume that further significant expenditure won’t be needed. 
 
• Make sure that the mileage is correct, as it’s easy to disconnect the speedometer. Go through the service history and make sure the mileage hasn’t been altered. 
 
• The alloy wheels may need some refurbishment. If you’re lucky it’ll just be the lacquer peeling, but the alloy can go porous, especially where earlier cars are concerned. 
 
Model history 
 
1975: 308 GTB replaces 246 GT, using the same transverse 2926cc V8 as in the 308 GT4; it gives 230bhp. These first 712 cars have a glassfibre bodyshell, built by Scaglietti; 154 are right-hand drive. 
1977: There’s now a steel bodyshell in place of the previous plastic item, and the targa-topped 308 GTS is introduced. 
1980: The 308 gets Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection to become the 308 GTBi and GTSi – with power dropping to just 214bhp in the process. 
1982: The adoption of 16-valve cylinder heads increases power to 240bhp, with the car becoming the 308 QV (quattrovalvole) in the process. Build quality improves dramatically. 
1985: The 328 replaces the 308, in both GTB and GTS forms. 
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk - UK-based Ferrari owners’ club
• www.fcars.co.uk - Club Scuderia Ferrari Forum
• www.ferrariownersclub.org - USA-based Ferrari owners’ club
 
Summary and prices
 
The the earliest fibreglass examples are the most sought after, and with just 712 built they are among the rarest. Top examples will fetch in excess of £175,000 today, with less tidy cars coming in somewhere between £110,000-£150,000 If you’re really lucky, you might even find a restoration project for £70,000. 
 
Offering by far the best value are the early steel-bodied. The carb-fed examples are slightly more prized due to 40 more bhp than the later fuel injected cars, while the later QV offers the reliability and power of both. Projects start from £30,000, with nicer examples fetching between £60,000-£70,000. Top examples can command upwards of £90,000 today. 
 
Words: Richard Dredge
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Last updated: 24th Feb 2016
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  • Ferrari 308 3,0 GTB

    €101,400(£87,498.06) €101,400(£87,498.06)

    Ferrari 308 3,0 GTB Equipment: Ekstrem Sjælden eksemplar 1 Af de allerførste med Stål karrosseri Bilen er i meget fin stand Motor Renoveret med Dokumentation Fin Historie Bemærk at bilen er på Danske Plader Hvem kommer først ring for info

    • Year: 1976
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  • Ferrari 308 GTS

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    - Desirable RHD UK car, recent comprehensive restoration by GTB Restorations Ltd - Silver with Blue interior, c.55,400 miles, documented history including original sales invoice - First owner: Tony Banks of Genesis, original registration number Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful designs of the 1970s/80s, the Ferrari 308 GTB was launched in 1975. Although the 1973 introduced 2+2 Dino 308 GT4 had nominally taken over the mantle of its namesake, the illustrious Dino 246 GT, the 308 GTB was in many ways the true successor to this classic design. Styled by Pinninfarina (the Dino 308 was Bertone's one and only Ferrari design) the 308 GTB was built by Scaglietti on the chassis and suspension of the 246 with a brand new 2926cc dry-sump V8 engine and most notably featured distinctive sculptured air intakes on the body sides ahead of the mid-mounted engine. Initially the cars were built with some fibreglass body panels (another first for a Ferrari) but from May 1977 all-steel construction was used. Long awaited, the open-topped GTS Spyder version arrived in March 1978 with a detachable centre roof section much in the manner of a targa rather than a full convertible. It did ho

    • Year: 1978
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  • 1976 Ferrari 308GTB

    $167,500(£129,192.75) $167,500(£129,192.75)

    1976 Ferrari 308GTB : Extremely Rare Fiberglass Model This 1976 Ferrari 308GTB is an extremely rare and highly sought-after fiberglass example. Red with tan leather interior. It's one of only 712 Vetroresina 308 GTBs produced. This car is in excellent original condition with 76k miles and is mechanically superb. It comes accompanied by its tool roll, jack, and owners manual. Rebuilt engine with high compression pistons and performance cams. Paint and interior believed to be original. With only 712 examples built, this fiberglass 308GTB is a very promising investment. -Ultra Rare and Desirable Vetroresina/Fiberglass Car -Collectible Early Production Model -Accompanied by Books and Tools Price: $167,500

    • Year: 1976
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  • Ferrari 308

    £84,995 £84,995

    Variant: GTS The Ferrari 308 GTB was the successor to the Dino 308 GT4. The engine, driveline, suspension, steering and brakes are shared with the 308 GT4, but to style the car, Ferrari returned to Pininfarina rather than work with Bertone again. In 1977, the Ferrari 308 GTS was introduced, which featured the added benefit of a black targa roof panel that could be easily removed and stowed in the cabin behind the seats. This particular Ferrari 308 GTS is an original right-hand-drive example, first registered in the UK in June 1979. It is presented in red (Rosso Corsa) over beige (Sabbia) hide with Corda carpets, and still has its original and correct shallow front spoiler. The factory specification included air-conditioning and wide wheels. The beautiful interior has outstanding patina with the all-original leather trim; its correct Philips Turnolock radio cassette player and even the emergency window crank handle still stowed behind the passenger seat. The 16-inch Ferrari wheels currently fitted offer a much broader choice of tyre, not to mention superior handling. There is a lovely history file accompanying this Ferrari 308 GTS, including numerous old MOT certificates and invoices for works carried out. This Ferrari 308 GTS was first introduced to Foskers in 2008. We carried out various maintenance for its owner at the time, including a full carburettor rebuild, replacement water pump and cam overhaul with new seals and gaskets less than 2000 miles ago. The odometer has just ticked over 50000 miles from new. The Ferrari 308 GTS is a fantastic open-top sports car, and this example in particular is sure to put a huge smile on your face each time you get behind the wheel. Call us now to arrange an inspection and test drive of this wonderful classic Ferrari. For more information about this Ferrari 308 GTS for sale in Kent, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01474 874555 or 07921 430430.

    • Year: 1978
    • Mileage: 50250 mi
    • Engine size: 2.9
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  • FERRARI 308 208 GT4 Dino 1975

    £54,995 £54,995

    Probably the best example of the rare 208 GT4 Dino on sale anywhere in the world today. Originally registered in 1975 and one of only four built in Blu Chiaro Metallic, this car underwent a full restoration by respected Ferrari restoration house Modena Classic Works in early 2016 at a cost in excess of €30,000, after which it was imported into the UK.;;A full respray was followed by a nut and bolt overhaul of the engine, gearbox, brakes and suspension, and consequently it presents beautifully from whichever angle you look at it, inside and out. Accompanied by over 200 photos detailing the restoration work and showing just 30,000km, if you’re looking for a Dino GT4 you will be hard pushed to find a better example of this appreciating classic.

    • Mileage: 32000 mi
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  • Ferrari 308

    £90,000 £90,000

    Air Conditioning, Full Leather, Factory Hard Top, Radio, Service history Ferrari 308 GTS in White with 28,700 miles. Two previous owners. Stunning condition with body work restoration by ourselves two years ago complete with gorgeous Bordeaux interior. History file with original service book and current MOT. 308''s are greatly appreciating classics and a joy to drive. Please call us for more details

    • Mileage: 28695 mi
    • Engine size: 2926
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  • 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS By George Barris

    $200,000(£154,260) $200,000(£154,260)

    The 1960’s proved to be a fruitful time for the American custom car scene. Hot Rodding culture was becoming ever more mainstream and regularly depicted in movies, television and print. For hot-rod builders, new materials, techniques and influences were being applied to cars and the boundaries were pushed ever further thanks to the efforts of a new-school of creative forces, led by the likes of Ed Roth, Dean Jeffries, Gene Winfield and George Barris. Together with other designers, artists and car builders, the Kustom Kulture was born. The Kustom movement was a further evolution of the traditional American hot rod, which gradually moved away from dry-lake roadsters and into more sophisticated machines, many based on 1940s and 1950s sedans with heavily modified bodies and complex paint work. As the decade wore on, these builders often constructed ever more dramatic and downright whacky “theme” cars for show competition as well as television and movies. George Barris, along with his brother Sam started building cars when they were teenagers in California. In high school, they started the “Kustoms Car Club” and spend every waking moment working on and around cars. At just 18 years of age, George moved to Los Angeles and founded the Barris Kustom Shop where he continued building customized and restyled cars for an ever growing list of clients. The Los Angeles location of the shop meant the shop soon attracted the attention of Hollywood execs and they began designing and building cars for a multitude of Hollywood movies and television programs. Barris’ first movie car was a customized 1946 Chevrolet used in the teen crime drama, High School Confidential from 1958. More Hollywood work followed, including arguably Barris’ most famous design, the original Batmobile from the 1966 Batman television series. Further projects included such pop-culture icons as The Munsters “Drag-U-La”, The Jalopy from the Beverly Hillbillies, a ’71 Lincoln from The Car and K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider. Of course, George Barris built a number of cars for his own personal use but few have survived untouched, as they were often sold off to finance his next project. After many years supplying cars for Hollywood movies and movie stars, George treated himself a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS. He loved the Ferrari and he immediately joined the Ferrari club to share in his excitement. At a club meet, he realized all of the cars looked the same and he couldn’t tell which was his! So of course, he set to work modifying the Ferrari with the signature Barris Kustoms look, no matter how pretty the original Pininfarina styling was. So Starting with a widebody kit, the front and rear fenders were dramatically flared to accommodate extra-wide BBS wheels and tires. The pop up headlights were binned in favor of driving lights behind amber covers, much like the contemporary 512 Berlinetta Boxer. Headlamps were relocated to the grille below the bumper, and a deep chin spoiler was fitted, while a custom grille was fabricated for the rear. The resulting re-styling is not unlike a Boxer or 288GTO, though the similarities end with the silhouette, this is a Barris Kustom, after all! With body modifications complete, the 308 was then refinished in an unmistakably Barris-esque two-tone color scheme. Metallic gold upper panels and metallic copper lower panels are separated by green, white and red stripes around the lower beltline. Real gold leaf pinstriping adorns the upper bodywork and ties in the gold-finished BBS RS alloy wheels. Never one for subtleties, this 308 is quintessentially George Barris. George didn’t hold back when it came to the interior, either. His touches are everywhere you look, from the re-upholstered seats that continue the Italian flag motif, to the fully custom digital instrument pod and center console. Period high-tech bits include an integrated NEC telephone, Sony television, Kenwood audio system, and back up camera. Gold plating adorns the spokes on the Nardi steering wheel and much of the switchgear and interior hardware. After completion, Barris’ 308 made a cameo appearance on Knight Rider as the “Dagger D-X”, an aptly named ride for a T.V. villain and adversary for Michael Knight. Importantly, the quality and value of this car go beyond its history. Mechanically, this is a very sound and usable carbureted 308 GTS with just 8,000 miles from new. It has been very well kept over the years and it presents in great condition, mechanically as well as cosmetically. Barris’ quality workmanship is reflected in the fact that the car has survived so very well over the years. While the television history is certainly an interesting aside, the true significance of this automobile lays in the fact that this was George Barris’ personal car, designed and built by the man himself; a man that was one of the most influential players in the intersection of the Hot Rod and American popular culture.

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  • Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina

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    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 The Ferrari 308 GTB was introduced at the 1975 Paris Motor Show as a replacement for the 246 Dino and to supplement the Bertone-shaped 308 Dino GT4. The new mid-engined two-seater was an instant success with both the motoring press and the general public, who appreciated the performance delivered by the centrally positioned 2.9 litre V8 and the design elements carried over from the popular 246 including side panel air intakes, twin tail lights and recessed curved rear window. Like many of its contemporaries, the 308 GTB also received the fashionable “wedge” styling treatment but crucially Pininfarina exercised a degree of restraint in its application and the resulting design was both fresh and modern while retaining the best of the Ferrari traditions. However, perhaps the most notable feature of the early 308 GTBs was the material used for the bodywork which, for the first 800 or so cars, consisted almost entirely of fiberglass with only the bonnet being made in aluminium. This was a first for Ferrari and to this day the Vetroresina (which means fiberglass in Italian) remains the only model the factory has produced in this material. The r

    • Year: 1976
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  • Ferrari 308 3,0 GTB

    €107,500(£92,761.75) €107,500(£92,761.75)

    Ferrari 308 3,0 GTB Equipment: Original Europæisk bil Meget sjælden Tør Sump model Samler objekt Ekstrem fin stand skal ses og opleves ring for info

    • Year: 1979
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  • 1978 Ferrari 308GTB

    $56,500(£43,578.45) $56,500(£43,578.45)

    Right-Hand-Drive 1978 Ferrari 308GTB: A Rare Discovery This 1978 Ferrari 308GTB Right-Hand- Drive is an extremely rare find. White with black interior and Koenig body kit. It's been sitting for 15 years in storage and needs work but it's not everyday you come across a right-hand-drive 308GTB . It runs and drives. A great car to restore and a very smart buy at just $56,500.

    • Year: 1978
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  • FERRARI 308 GTB - ROSSO RED

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    Information 1978 FERRARI 308 GTB (ROSSO RED) Manual Rosso Red Coachwork Black Leather Interior Cassette Stereo Air Condition Electric Windows 14" Alloy Wheels Original Handbook and Service Book Full service Service History Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index

    • Year: 1978
    • Mileage: 23000 mi
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  • Ferrari 308 GTS

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    Ferrari 308 GTS, 1982, red with black, 73,000 miles, full service history, recent big service including cambelts and refurb at Emblem Sports Cars, speedline factory wheels, deep front spoiler, stainless steel sports exhaust. Superb little 308 ready to use. £67,995

    • Year: 1982
    • Mileage: 73000 mi
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  • Ferrari 308 GTSi

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    POA The 308 replaced the 246 Dino in 1975 as Ferrari’s mid engine sports car. It was in production until 1985 when superseded by the 328 which was the last car of this iconic shape. Designed by Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina (who was also responsible for the Ferrari Daytona) it was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 and still today it is recognised as one of Ferrari’s most celebrated shapes. Fitted with Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection the 308 GTSi, produced 235 hp slightly less than the earlier carburettor cars. Decreasing emissions was a necessary requirement as regulations changed worldwide, especially the larges market in the USA. The 2.9Ltr V8 engine was coupled with a 5 speed all synchromesh gearbox propelling the car to in excess of 155 MPH with 0-60 times of 7.8 seconds. Greater performance is possible by removing the energy sapping catalytic converters and returning the car to European specification, which we are doing. This car, notable with its removable hard top, was made famous, not just by its track prowess but by the US TV detective series Magnum P.I. as driven by Tom Selleck, who had a number of the evolving models including the GTSi in the TV

    • Year: 1980
    • Mileage: 77500 mi
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  • 1981 Ferrari 308GTSi

    $49,500(£38,179.35) $49,500(£38,179.35)

    This 1981 Ferrari 308GTSI is an excellent original driver. Rosso Rubino with black leather interior. It has an a fter-market turbo installed. The car has 45k miles and had it's timing belt done 6 yrs ago. A very solid and straight car and a great buy at just $49,500

    • Year: 1981
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  • 1979 Ferrari 308GTS

    $54,500(£42,035.85) $54,500(£42,035.85)

    This 1979 Ferrari 308GTS is a very desirable carbureted model. Red with black interior and only 40k miles. It has been under the same ownership since the early 80's. An excellent original car for only $54,500

    • Year: 1979
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  • Ferrari 308 GTS RHD

    £84,995 £84,995

    Make: Ferrari Model: 308 GTS First Registered: 14/08/1978 Mileage: 87,265 Previous Owners: 9 Engine: 3.0 Ltr V8 Transmission: Manual Paint Colour: Giallo Fly Yellow Trim Colour: Nero Leather Carpet Colour: Black Doors: 2 Seats: 2 MOT: TBA TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Month Cover Included - Upgrades Available

    • Year: 1978
    • Mileage: 87265 mi
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  • 1978 Ferrari 308GTS

    $59,500(£45,892.35) $59,500(£45,892.35)

    This 1978 308GTS is a very desirable carbureted example. Red with tan leather interior. A very honest and original car with 51k miles. It runs and drives but could use servicing. Excellent investment potential. For just $59,500

    • Year: 1978
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  • 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Coupe

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    1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Coupe Chassis no.21441 UK road reg.RHD converted to a race car around 1997 and twice winner of the Pirelli Maranello Ferrari Challenge, the FOC Hillclimb Championship, the Mario Andretti Cup, the Sir Anthony Bamford Cup, The Targa Stradale Cup, plus many class wins in 2008 Oulton Park Pirelli Classic 3.rd , Mallory Park Sports GT 1 st. Spa Francorchamps Classic 3rd. In 2009 it was campaigned by Paul Unsworth in 2009 in the Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic and the Classic Sports Car Club Future Classic and features in Classic and Sports Car article Horses and Courses Feb. 2010 issue. SPECIFICATION: ENGINE 3 litre v8 dry sump, 4 Webber carbs high com pistons Ansa exhaust larger radiator cambelts August 2009 plus headgaskets replaced by Damax Eng. cost £3,832

    • Year: 1977
    • Mileage: 40000 mi
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  • 1983 FERRARI 308 GTB Group B

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    This Ferrari 308 GTB Group B chassis no. is 18869 is the first of the only four Ferrari 308 GTB Group B built by Michelotto. Â The car was completed in February 1983 for the Pro Motor Sport team in Italy. This Ferrari 308 GTB Group B is considered as a "prototype" and the only one on the four cars with a two valves engine and a fiberglass body. This car has an extremely interesting racing history, including: 1983 1st of the Sicilian Rally Championship 1984 1st of the Spanish Rally Championship 1984 3rd at the Targa Florio

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  • 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB Coupe

    $78,500(£60,547.05) $78,500(£60,547.05)

    Enzo Ferrari’s first son, Alfredino “Dino” Ferrari was a shining star in his father’s eyes. In in early twenties, he was headed for promising career as an engineer and businessman, poised to take over his father’s motoring empire and contine the Ferrari legacy through the next generation. Dino rapidly gained experience working alongside some of the greatest engineers in history such as Vittorio Jano and Gioacchino Colombo. Dino is credited with the concept of the big-bore 4-cylinder 750 Monza which spawned several other variants and proved to be a successful endurance racer. The 4-cylinder cars relied on their prodigious torque, light weight and understressed nature to bring home the gold for Ferrari when the more rapid but fragile V12s failed. While Enzo was a traditionally stubborn man, he often listened when his son spoke and Dino had convinced his father of the merits of a compact V6 both in competition and for the road. Sadly, Dino became ill and passed away at only 24 and the world never got to see his full potential. In the young man’s honor, the jewel-like 2.0 liter DOHC V6 he inspired was the first to be fitted to a mid-engine production Ferrari. Technically, the car was not officially badged as a Ferrari but it was the real deal in all but its official name. Perhaps in the ultimate tribute to his son, Enzo named the car Dino and living up to the younger Ferrari’s dream, the car spawned an unbroken line of mid-engine V8-powered cars that became the company’s lifeblood through to this day. The first successor to the Dino, the 308, grew in size, gained two cylinders and finally earned a Ferrari badge. The 308 GTB/GTS became the company’s most successful model to date, selling more than 12,000 examples over a 10 year production span. As with the Dino 246 before it, the 308 was offered as a GTB “Berlinetta” coupe or a GTS with a removable targa roof. The 3.0 liter four-cam V8 debuted with four downdraught Weber carburetors, gaining fuel injection on later models. Carbureted 308s are sought after for their raw, guttural nature and fabulous soundtrack. The chassis is also a delight – with light, direct steering, kart-like handling and the tactile gaited shifter, it is a proper driver’s car. As the volume leader for so many years, the 308 found itself at the bottom of the collectability scale, and as a result a great many suffered from poor maintenance. Today, properly maintained 308s are highly sought after and the model is enjoying a well-deserved renaissance along with a corresponding jump in value and collectability. This tidy 1979 308 GTB is the most desirable of the 308 series, the fixed roof carbureted car and comes to us from a long-term knowledgeable enthusiast. It shows approximately 81,000 miles, which to the uninitiated may seem high, but it is often the case that often cars that are regularly exercised perform better, and reward with greater reliability than those that sit unused. This example was regularly exercised and regularly maintained and it presents very well, indeed. Finished in classic Rosso Chiaro over black leather, the body is straight and attractive with very good paint and correct detailing. The panel fit is very good, and the undercarriage is tidy and clean. The vulnerable front spoiler is in very good condition, showing no cracks or curb damage. It wears correct original bumpers, mirrors and signature 5-spoke alloy wheels. The wheels are in good condition and are fitted with an excellent set of Pirelli P4000 tires, while the spare wheel still wears an original Michelin. The black interior is in very good order with excellent leather seats, tidy black carpeting and a very good dash that shows no shrinking or cracks. The correct original steering wheel, instruments and switchgear are all in very good order and the only deviation from factory is the fitment of an aftermarket radio. Door panels and console trim are similarly very neat and tidy. Behind the seats rests the sweet, revvy four-cam 3.0 liter V8 engine and 5-speed transaxle. The engine has recently been serviced with new belts and other necessary work, and the engine bay is orderly, clean and correct. Of course, with use comes maintenance and this example has certainly not been neglected. Recent service records will be included in the sale, as well as original books, manuals and tools. Even without the service records, it is clearly evident this has been a very well maintained example. Regular use ensures the chassis, brakes and suspension work well and the car feels excellent on the road. Much like an old baseball glove or a vintage guitar, a classic Ferrari will only feel better with every use. For the enthusiast who wants one of the all-time great driver’s sports cars they can actually drive, look no further than this excellent 308GTB. .

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  • Ferrari 308 GTB

    £69,995 £69,995

    A well known car within the Ferrari Owner's Club racing circles. First campaigned in 1999 in the Pirelli Ferrari hill climb Championship the car also went on to compete in the Formula classic racing series. The car is currently in fast road specification and offer great potential for competition. Recent major service and preparation works carried out at our workshops. Please call for full details.

    • Year: 1977
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  • Ferrari 308

    €174,900(£150,921.21) €174,900(£150,921.21)

    Caractéristiques Année du Modèle : 1979 Date de livraison : Octobre 1979 N° Châssis : 29331 Couleur extérieure : Blu Sera Couleur intérieure : Pelle Beige Kilométrage : 55 640 Km CV DIN : 255cv CV fiscaux : 17 CV Cylindrée : 2926 cm3 Boîte de vitesses : Manuelle Carnet : Oui Origine du modèle : France – Charles Pozzi Historique et entretien Compacte, basse et effilée, la ligne de la 308 est intemporelle. Nombreux sont les détails stylistiques rappelant l’affiliation avec la Dino, la prise d’air latérale étant l’un des plus beaux détails. Ce véhicule, d’origine Française, affiche 55 640 Km d’origine délivré à son premier propriétaire en Octobre 1979. Cette auto a fait l’objet d’une longue restauration et elle est Classiche Ferrari. Elle est entièrement matching numbers et color et est munie de son carnet d’origine tamponné ainsi que de ses différents manuels d’origine. Garantie du véhicule Le véhicule sera vendu révisé et garanti 3 mois ou 5000kms Prix 174 900 euros Lien de l’annonce http://www.jeanlainvintage.com/vehicule/ferrari-308-gts/ Nous trouver et nous contacter Jean Lain Vintage – Showroom / 04 79 88 66 36 – Jérôme Millias 07 60 14 73 07 11 Rue de la Dent du Chat 73 420 Voglans Jean Lain Vintage – Atelier de restauration et d’entretien / 04 50 84 21 80 9 Rue de la Californie 74 100 Ville-la-Grand info@jeanlainvintage.com http://jeanlainvintage.com/ Nos horaires Du Lundi au Samedi, de 8h00 à 12h00 et de 14h00 à 18h30 ************************************************************************************* Specifications Year of manufacture: 1979 Chassis number: 29331 Exterior color: Blu Sera Interior color: Pelle Beige Mileage: 55 640 Km HP: 255cv Engine displacement: 2926 cm3 Gearbox: Manual Service book: Yes Delivery country: France – Charles Pozzi History and maintenance The 308 is a magnificent and timeless vehicle with side air intake which is the most beautiful design detail and a nice reference to Dino. This vehicle shows only 56 640 km from new and was delivered to its first owner on October 1979 in France by Charles Pozzi. This beautiful 308 has been fully restored and has its original maintenance book and original manuals. We have the famous Classiche Ferrari which show us all details all of the car. Matching color and matching numbers. Warranty The vehicle will be sold revised and guaranteed 3 months or 5000 Km Price 174 900 euros Ad link http://www.jeanlainvintage.com/vehicule/ferrari-308-gts/ Find us and contact us Jean Lain Vintage – Showroom / +334 79 88 66 36 – Jérôme Millias +337 60 14 73 07 11 Rue de la Dent du Chat 73 420 Voglans France Jean Lain Vintage – Workshop and restoration / +334 50 84 21 80 9 Rue de la Californie 74 100 Ville-la-Grand France info@jeanlainvintage.com http://jeanlainvintage.com/ Opening hours From Monday to Saturday, 8am to 12am and 2pm to 6.30pm

    • Year: pre 1900
    • Mileage: 55640 mi
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  • Ferrari 308

    €94,900(£81,889.21) €94,900(£81,889.21)

    Caractéristiques Année du Modèle : 1983 1ère mise circulation : 13/05/1983 N° Châssis : ZFFLA13B000046129 Couleur extérieure : Rosso Corsa Couleur intérieure : Cuir noir Kilométrage : 77 515 Km CV DIN : 240cv CV fiscaux : 17 CV Cylindrée : 2926 cm3 Boîte de vitesses : Manuelle Carnet : Oui Origine du modèle : Suisse Historique et entretien Compacte, basse et effilée, la ligne de la 308 GTB est intemporelle. Ce véhicule, d’origine Suisse, affiche 77 515 km d’origine et a été délivré à son premier propriétaire le 13 Mai 1983. Elle est entièrement matching numbers et color et est munie de son carnet d’origine tamponné et de ses différents manuels d’origine. Le véhicule vient d’être révisé avec notamment le changement des courroies de distribution, d’alternateur, de pompe à eau et de climatisation, des faisceaux et bougies d’allumage ainsi que de la vidange du moteur, de la boîte et du circuit de refroidissement. De plus, le véhicule vient d’avoir une réfection complète des demi-trains avant et arrière. Garantie du véhicule Le véhicule sera vendu révisé et garanti 3 mois ou 5000kms Prix 94 900 euros Nous trouver et nous contacter Jean Lain Vintage – Showroom / 04 79 88 66 36 – Jérôme Millias 07 60 14 73 07 11 Rue de la Dent du Chat 73 420 Voglans Nos horaires Du Lundi au Samedi, de 8h00 à 12h00 et de 14h00 à 18h30 http://jeanlainvintage.com/nos-vehicules/vehicules-a-vendre/ *************************************************************************************** Specifications Year of manufacture: 13/05/1983 Chassis number: ZFFLA13B000046129 Exterior color: Rosso Corsa Interior color: Black leather Mileage: 77 515 Km HP: 240cv Engine displacement: 2926 cm3 Gearbox: Manual Service book: Yes Delivery country: Switzerland History and maintenance The 308 is a magnificent and timeless vehicle with side air intake which is the most beautiful design detail and a nice reference to Dino. This vehicle shows only 77 515 km from new and was delivered to its first owner on May 1983. It has its original maintenance book and original manuals. This 308 is matching color and matching numbers, servicing has just been completed including changing the timing belt, air conditioner and alternator belts, spark plug, water pump and complete renovation of front and rear axles. Warranty The vehicle will be sold revised and guaranteed 3 months or 5000 Km Price 94 900 euros Find us and contact us Jean Lain Vintage – Showroom / +334 79 88 66 36 – Jérôme Millias +337 60 14 73 07 11 Rue de la Dent du Chat 73 420 Voglans France Opening hours From Monday to Saturday, 8am to 12am and 2pm to 6.30pm http://jeanlainvintage.com/nos-vehicules/vehicules-a-vendre/

    • Year: 1983
    • Mileage: 77515 mi
    For sale
  • Ferrari 308

    £74,995 £74,995

    Fitted with a dry sumped 380 bhp engine on throttle bodies, which was rebuilt by Shiltech approximately 300 miles ago. Excellent bodywork, with composite doors and rear section. Properly sorted suspension, with modified suspension pick up points and wider split rim wheels. Full cage, race seats/belts and plumbed in extinguisher. Complete with its original wheels and a second set of race rims with slicks. Many thousands have been spent developing this superb and versatile car. Fully road legal and ideal for race, speed or tour events across Europe.

    • Year: 1984
    • Mileage: 46794 mi
    For sale
  • Ferrari 308

    £154,995 £154,995

    The GTB Vetroresina is the most desirable version of Ferrari's iconic 308. Only 808 of these early glassfibre bodied cars were produced, of which fewer than 200 were UK right hand drive. This stunning example is finished in Rosso Corsa and has Nero trim with Rosso inserts. It has a comprehensive history file with invoices dating back to 1977, and every MOT certificate from 1981 to the present day. Currently sitting on 16" alloys with new P7 tyres, the original 14" wheels and a fitted cover are included, as are most of the original books and handbooks in the leather document wallet. This rare example will be sold fresh from a full cambelt service and is sure to appreciate.

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