Lot 262 - 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB

Lot 262 - 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB

Lot 262 - 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB

Lot Number 262
Registration OCC115R
Chassis Number 23045
Odometer reading 71,000 miles
Estimate £40,000 - £50,000

The Ferrari 308 GTB was the long awaited replacement for the Dino 246 GT model and it made its inaugural appearance at the 1975 Paris Salon. The Pininfarina designed body had a pronounced wedge profile, with a rectangular egg-crate aluminium radiator grille below a slim full width satin black front bumper. However, there were numerous key design elements of the Dino 246 GT carried through into the body details. These included the scalloped door intakes, twin circular rear light assemblies, and the vertical concave rear screen bounded by buttressed sail panels. In essence the shape was a modernisation of that of the Dino, with enough traces of its predecessor to provide a thread of continuity, earning praise from the press and clients alike.

This excellent, carburettor 308 GTB is finished in the desirable Giallo Fly with a contrasting black interior. The first and only UK owner informs us the car is a rust free US import from the West Coast and has recently benefitted from over £7,000 worth of refurbishment which includes all new suspension bushings, brakes, cam belts and a carburettor rebuild. UK registered, it comes with partial history along with an MoT test certificate valid until June 2018.

The 308 carburettor model is one of the most classical shapes produced by Ferrari in the 1970s and 1980s and refreshing to see it finished in the Giallo Fly colour scheme.

 

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.

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