Lot 282 - 1980 Ferrari 308 GTB Carburettor/Dry Sump
|Odometer reading||98,500 miles|
|Estimate||£55,000 - £65,000|
- Original interior
- Full engine rebuild 2015/16
- Full ownership history
Officially introduced at the Paris Salon in October 1975, the 308 GTB’s styling was created by Pininfarina. The stunning two seat coachwork was all new, but incorporated all of the old magic by blending aspects of the Dino 206/246 with the later 365 GT4/BB. Reminiscent of the Boxer was the dihedral groove at bumper level splitting top and bottom, the plunging nose and the sail panels reaching back to meet a shallower spoiler, while the conical side air intakes and recessed concave rear window were familiar from the Dino.
The 308 GTB employed a tubular steel chassis with independent coil spring/wishbone suspension front and rear, complimented by anti-roll bars, adjustable dampers and powerful disc brakes. At its heart was a Formula One derived, all alloy, quad camshaft 3.0 litre V8 engine, allied to a transversely mounted five-speed gearbox. Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection was added for the 1980 308 GTBi and GTSi, decreasing emissions.
This steel bodied, carburettor/dry sump 308 GTB comes finished in timeless Rossa Corsa with its original black interior. This fabulous example also comes with its original handbook pack, original tool kit, original MoT test certificates and has a comprehensive ownership history. The car had a complete engine rebuild in 2015/16 and also full suspension and brake rebuild in 2016.Various other works include new radiator fitted, air conditioning rebuild and a new battery fitted. The history file contains invoices for over £24,000 which has been spent over the last four years. Mechanically superb and beautifully original, this particular 308 GTB is surely one of the best original examples available today.
* Interested parties should note the number plate shown is to be retained and a new, age-related registration issued instead. *
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