1978 FERRARI 308 GTB - $179999

 

The Ferrari 308 GTB... The first Ferrari to use a V8... A major move by the company to put its marque enmasse in the USA market. A car whose design defined a decade and stirs hearts and minds five decades on. It is all about that side silhouette from Pininfarina’s, Leonardo Fioravanti. If you were a child growing up in the 70's and 80's this was the car you would draw with a red texta or crayon.

This particular SA registered car is well known and respected for its rally and event provenance. Not abused but used as it was designed to be, enjoyed and driven. Some cars of this type never live beyond being coveted garage or carpark event posers... This is different and the better respected for it. Worth noting is its performance being beyond 'standard' but more on that down the page.

Beginning as a steel bodied LHD car, it was converted to RHD with a genuine Ferrari RHD pedal box and genuine Ferrari RHD steering rack. Now this is very important. Many conversions used the LHD pedal box and made modifications to attempt to replicate a RHD setup but amongst aficionados, it is never the same. 


The engine. Transverse 2.9 (3.0) V8, quad Weber carbureted V8, wet sump with the iconic 5 speed gated manual transmission. Previously eluded to was this cars 'extra' performance. A full engine rebuild and enhancement was undertaken by the very respected Chris Milton Engine Developments in Adelaide, South Australia. Oversized forged pistons were just a part of the reincarnation that enabled this car to earn a 'reputation' for having a distinct performance 'edge' over others.

The car was stripped to bare metal and painstakingly restored and painted in the correct Rosso Chiaro. The interior is cream ivory leather and in gorgeous condition as can be seen in the detailed photo gallery. We have gone to effort of detailing the seat bolsters and other typical high wear areas to show how well this car presents. In summary it presents with a gentle patina that in our eyes only enhances its pedigree. Worthy of note is this car has the light weight Euro bumpers which USA cars never had due to regulations.

Suspension, brakes were all rebuilt and the wheels are genuine Ferrari 14x7.5. This is a huge plus compared to the '390' metric sized wheel that limits tyre choices and are obscenely expensive in comparison.

This Ferrari offers a unique opportunity at this price point in a market that is moving rapidly worldwide in collectors circles and quality 'sorted' driving cars are hard to find.

If you are genuinely interested we can supply more direct information and arrange a private viewing strictly by appointment only.
 

Given our recent sales trends we suggest not to hesitate if seriously interested in this vehicle. 

MAKE: FERRARI

MODEL: 308 GTB

YEAR: 1978

COLOUR: ROSSO CHIARO

INTERIOR: CREAM IVORY

ENGINE: 2.9 (3.0) V8 QUAD WEBERS

TRANSMISSION: 5 SPEED MANUAL

OTHER INFORMATION:  QUALITY RESTORATION & RESPECTED PROVENANCE

 

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