Lot 168 - 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB

Lot 168 - 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB

Lot 168 - 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB

Lot Number 168
Registration DUX 297T
Chassis Number 24989
Odometer reading 51,707 miles
Estimate £36,000 - £46,000
  • From a private collection
  • Offered in the desirable Rosso Corsa coachwork

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 was simply sublime in its appearance.

The 308 GTB employed a tubular steel chassis with independent coil spring/wishbone suspension front and rear, complemented 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.

This example has been part of a significant collection since 2017 and is showing 51,707 on the odometer. Presented in Rosso Corsa coachwork over a tan leather interior, the Ferrari Pininfarina coachwork is very stylish and this example comes complete with toolkit, UK registration document and previous MoT records.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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