Lot 256 - 1978 Ferrari 308GTS
|Chassis Number||F106AS 26041|
|Engine Number||F106AE 00804|
|Odometer reading||1,615 miles|
|Estimate||£48,000 - £56,000|
|Result||Sold - £50,400|
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 sported 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 with 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 superb lefthand drive 1978 Ferrari 308GTS interim model fitted with a single exhaust system, the same as the earlier fibreglass model, was imported to the UK from Canada in February 2015 from the last lady owner who had the car for the previous thirty years. On arrival in this country this completely rust free Ferrari has been the subject of a complete cosmetic restoration, finishing up with a full service and new cam belts. Presented in Ferrari red with tan interior this 308GTS is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in March 2016, the original handbook pack, tool kit and a file containing the Canadian log book, Canadian repair invoices (the last one dating from 2012) and insurance valuation documents. The 308 carburettor model is one of the most classical shapes produced by Ferrari in the 1970s and 80s and represents good value as Ferraris continue to rise in worth and desirability.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.