Lot 244 - 1982 12915 308GTBi
|Odometer reading||43,070 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £30,000|
The 308GTB was launched at the Paris motor show in 1975 and was built alongside the 308GT4 and designed as a replacement for the 246 Dino. Designed by Leonardo Fiorvanti, the man who styled some of the most iconic Ferrari's including the Daytona, the new 308 was a rakish and attractive body which fused classic elements of Ferrari styling with a thoroughly modern design. For the first two years of production, the body of the308 was produced in fibreglass after which steel was used. The 308 shared a similar tube frame chassis as the original Dino and 308GT4 and four wheel double wishbone independent suspension. The engine was a V8 unit which was positioned behind the driver and was transversely mounted with double overhead camshafts and four 40DCNF Weber carburettors, latterly replaced with Bosch K Jetronic mechanical fuel injection.
This 1982 Ferrari 308GTBi has only covered 43,000 mile and comes with a full history. Repainted in Giallo Fly (yellow) with Nero (black) leather interior, this Ferrari had a full service and the cam belts replaced at 41,900 miles in July 2011. In March 2000, the car had completed 40,000 miles and QV London Ltd. replaced the engine with a later, more powerful unit from a Ferrari 328GTB QV which had done 36,400 miles. This 308GTBi is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in August 2014, the original sales invoice and sales brochure, the handbook pack and a file containing invoices and old MoT test certificates. This very nice example, drives very well and the vendor informs us that the gearbox is very easy to use even when cold.
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