Lot 133 - 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi
|Odometer reading||44,000 miles|
|Estimate||£36,000 - £42,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,000|
The frightening price and complexity of Ferrari classic 12-cylinder sportscars has often proved a barrier to the dream of a Prancing Horse ownership. The advent of the Dino followed by the stunning Fiorvanti-designed 308 changed all this. Not only did it begin to generate a loyal Ferrari client base, but it also proved to be a steppingstone to larger, more expensive models. The high revving, double overhead camshaft, V8 unit immediately behind the driver enrobed by stunning coachwork has proved an intoxicating recipe upon its launch and is highly desired still.
This well-presented example offered in traditional Rosso Red with a black leather interior is in good order throughout. The paintwork and interior show little sign of age and the engine bay presents well. This 308 has been subject of much maintenance work by marque specialists in past years, works have included regular maintenance and annual and cambelt servicing, the total cost coming to circa £10,000. In good driving order, the engine pulls well, and the steering is direct. Offered with a comprehensive history file detailing previous maintenance work, many old MoT test certificates and the UKV5 registration document. These are arguably one of the prettiest of all Ferraris built.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE INFORMATION. Interested parties should note that the original service booklet shows that this car was originally sold through ‘Ferrari West’, a Monterey, California dealership. It goes on to show that it was then serviced in Monterey in 1981, San Francisco in 1984 and San Rafael (CA) in 1986. A Belgian ‘Keuringsbewijs’ (examination certificate) exists dated 1998 from which point UK invoices and history begin. It would appear that the next cam-belt service took place in 2015 by QV London followed by another in 2016 by the same company.
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