|The beautiful 308 was a classic car from the moment it was launched in 1975. After the Bertone-styled Dino 308GT4, Pininfarina was back on board for the two-seater 246 GT’s replacement – and it was a stunning return to form for Ferrari.
It was powered by the V8 from the GT4, and for the first 712 cars, was made in glass fibre – a first for Ferrari. That didn’t last long, as it was cheaper and quicker to build the 308 from steel.
The steel bodied 308s were good sellers from launch in 1977. And Ferrari continued to develop them throughout their life until 1985 when the 328 was launched . Early cars are the most powerful with the Weber carbs, with the later 1980-on Bosch injection losing 40bhp to emission controls.
This stunning example was first registered in the UK in January 1981 and has only had five owners and is only one of 184 GTS versions built.
Supplied in Argento Auteuil with blue leather, air con, 7.5″ wider Campagnolo alloys and maintaining the same original specification today.
The history files on this car are amongst the most comprehensive I have ever seen,
Amongst the paperwork:
Original order and sales invoice.
Certification of authenticity
Chronological file itemising every Ferrari service and invoice from 1982 to present.
Original service book and service stamps
Mileage verification documents inc. mots, invoices, previous owner declarations etc.
Original handbooks and wallet.
Maintenance has been continual at Ferrari dealers or specialists with thousands of pounds invested in maintaining her in this stunning condition.
A precautionary mechanical engine and gearbox rebuild was carried out 8,000 miles ago in 2010 by a renowned Ferrari specialist.
She is without doubt the most immaculate and stunning 308 available and has just enjoyed a full cambelt service and Buyers Inspection at Rardley Ferrari in June and comments made were “amongst the best seen”
On the road you cannot fail to be impressed by an early Ferrari with the fantastic delicacy only the Italians can magically produce and this one is incredibly tight with excellent gear change and strong engine providing you with one of the best “occasions” you can have in a car and with one of the best investment potentials of any marque.
Supplied fully inspected, serviced and with a comprehensive 12 month warranty.