Lot 118 - 1981 Ferrari 208 GTB
|Odometer reading||87,193 km|
|Estimate||£33,000 - £39,000|
|Result||Sold - £42,000|
Designed by Pininfarina, the 208, with its smooth nose and tail, exhibited a softening of Ferrari’s angular wedge profile giving it a sleeker appearance while retaining the familiar Ferrari stance. The 208 GTB is little known outside of its native Italy as it was built specifically for the home market where taxes on cars with engines larger than two litres were prohibitively expensive. It is identical in every respect to the 308 series but fitted with a smaller 1,991cc all-alloy, V8 engine, transversely mid-mounted and returned performance comparable to the larger engine cars.
Imported into the UK in 2015 this lefthand drive Ferrari is finished in the traditional colour combination of Rosso Corsa with black leather interior. Supplied with the original handbooks and wallet, the vendor purchased this Ferrari from Borghini Autos who are based in Northern Italy. They changed the cambelt at 80,000km and rear brake calipers. Since the car has been in the UK, work has been carried out by marque specialist Joe Macari. Registered with the DVLA in Swansea this Ferrari is supplied with a V5C registration document; appearing to be identical to its bigger brother and carrying an equal amount of prestige, this 208 GTB represents a great opportunity to buy a super stylish Ferrari at a competitive price.
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