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1978 (T) FERRARI 308 GTS GTS - Targa


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The Ferrari 308 GTS was launched at the Paris Motor show in 1975 as a direct replacement for the Dino 246. Designed by Pininfarina with sweeping curves and aggressive lines the 308 has gone on to become one of the most recognised Ferrari's of all time. The Targa topped Ferrari 308 GTS version was introduced in 1977 and was made famous by the TV series "Magnum PI". Fitted with a 2.9 litre DOHC V8 engine fitted with four Weber 40DCNF Carburettors that produced 255bhp the 308 went from 0 to 60mph in 6.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 159 mph. In 1980 fuel injection was added to the 308 and power went down from 255 bhp to 214 bhp however two years later four vales per cylinder were added giving quattrovalvole models 240bhp. The 308 was manufactured in both GTB and GTS forms from 1977 to 1985 before being replaced by the 328.
The body of the car was originally made in fibreglass, which changed to steel in 1977 and arguably vastly improved the car and handling. The engine was originally offered with Carburettor, but changed to Fuel Injection in 1980, followed by a Quattro Valve QV Model in 1982.
The Steel Bodied Carburettor models are of particular interest to the collectors as they all represent the original car with the improvement of the Steel Body.
The interest is increasing at an exponential rate, which has reflected in the values which are almost increasing on a weekly basis.

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This left-hand drive Ferrari 308 GTS was supplied new in 1978 in the US (hence the twin exhaust pipes) and is the desirable Steel Bodies Carburettor example.
Finished in one of the most impressive colour combinations of Black exterior with Black leather interior, it is simply breathtaking.
The previous owner discovered this car in a large European private collection, where it had been stored since 1996.
It was taken directly to Ferrari marque specialists for inspection and was found to be in highly original condition. A full service was also carried out and the cam-belts replaced. This work has all been completed within the one year and a full condition report will be supplied in the history file.
There has been a documented Speedometer change which accounts for the low mileage currently shown on the speedometer.
The mileage listed is the mileage of the car in total.
Supplied with the original owner pouch containing the owner manual, service book & Ferrari service centres, this steel bodied carburettor model has to be worthy of consideration to any Ferrari collector.
The service history consist of the following:

04/03/87 - 53,027 Km - Ferrari
02/05/89 - 58,430 km - Ferrari
12/06/91 - 58,975 km - Ferrari
04/09/14 - xx,xxx Miles - Ferrari Specialist
30/07/15 - 41,813 Miles - Ferrari Specialist

MOT due 05/08/2017.

For our part, following our 170 Point AMARI Inspection, we have carried out & completed a full 'nuts & bolts' restoration on the vehicle, paying particular attention to the:
- interior, restoring the seats and the door cards to the black leather it was originally optioned with using Factory Reclaimed Leather
- exterior, addressing any immediate, medium and long term corrosion
- engine, replacing oil seals, re-setting the carburetors, and replacing the non Ferrari components with genuine Ferrari ones
- detailing, checking all visible and non visible parts of the car are in as good a condition and state of preparation.

We now have a leather bound & bespoke folder of some 400+ images, detailing: how the car looked originally, all the work we carried out, and how it is presented now, which we will be passing on to the next very lucky & serious Ferrari Collector.

This magnificent example is surely the very best prepared and presented Ferrari 308 GTS anywhere !!

The car sits on Falken FK07U Tyres all around:

Front: 205 x 70 x R14 (95H)
Rear: 205 x 70 x R14 (95H)

Tyre tread depths are:
Front Right: 7mm
Front Left: 7mm
Rear Right: 7mm
Rear Left: 7mm

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact our sales team on 01772 663 777.

Viewing is strictly by appointment only.

Prior to offering for sale, all cars are subject to the AMARI Inspection, a stringent 170 point investigation of the car cosmetically, electrically and mechanically.

Our resident master technicians attend to all issues prior to offering the car for sale, using the very latest and best diagnostic equipment, state of the art tools and methods.

Our highly qualified master technicians can carry out servicing on all road cars, from the standard family hatch back to the latest Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin... We are the only independent dealer with full Ferrari SDX Diagnostics and the Lamborghini LARAS Diagnostics systems.

Our fully equipped workshop enables us to attend to any electrical, and mechanical issues, from intricate electrical repairs and renewals, to brake disc Skimming and air conditioning recharging.

Before collection all cars go through our exhaustive detailing process (can take up to three days) using only the worlds finest Swissvax products, carried out by our professional certified Swissvax trained technicians, covering every aspect of the car inside and out.

Collection and delivery throughout the UK can be offered through the most reputable manufacturer championed company who use only the very latest covered car transporters with extensive experience of transporting cars across the world.

Vehicles are supplied with a three month warranty *Exclusions Apply.

We offer part exchange and finance facility on most cars.

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    For sale
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    Ferrari > 308
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  • Mileage
    41809 mi
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