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Ferrari 308 GTB: One of Only 800
This particular car has a black exterior and a black leather interior. It features a 2.9-liter DOHC V8 with Weber carburetors and a five-speed manual transmission. There are 14-inch Campagnolo wheels, air conditioning, a Tubi exhaust system, and a Blaupunkt stereo.
This car was owned by a German car collector who exported the car in 2001. It spent time in Mexico before the selling dealer’s acquisition, which was recent. The water pump and timing belts were replaced in October 2020. New Michelin XWX tires were also mounted at that time.
Today it shows approximately 35,000 miles on the odometer. The selling dealer is offering the car for sale in San Diego, California with a tool roll and a clean Texas title.
Ferrari 308 GTB – Intro
The Ferrari 308 GTB berlinetta and targa topped 308 GTS are V8 mid-engined. These are two-seater sports cars manufactured by the Italian company Ferrari from 1975 to 1985. The 308 replaced the Dino 246 GT and GTS in 1975 and was updated as the 328 GTB/GTS in 1985. The similar 208 GTB and GTS were equipped with a smaller initially naturally aspirated, later turbocharged two-litre engine, and sold mostly in Italy.
The 308 had a tube frame with separate body. The 308 GTB/GTS and GT4 were mechanically similar, and also shared much with the original Dino. Both 308s sit on the same tube platform, however the GT4—being a 2+2—has a longer wheelbase. The engine was a V8 of a 90 degree configuration, with two belt-driven overhead camshafts per cylinder bank. It was transversely mounted in unit with the transaxle transmission assembly, which was below and to the rear of the engine’s sump. All models used a fully synchromesh 5-speed “dog-leg” manual gearbox and a clutch-type limited slip differential. Suspension was all-independent, comprising double wishbones, coaxial coil springs and hydraulic dampers, and anti-roll bars on both axles; four wheel vented disc brakes were also fitted. Also, the steering was unassisted rack and pinion.
The 308’s body was designed by Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti. He is also responsible for some of Ferrari’s most celebrated shapes to date such as the Daytona, the Dino and the Berlinetta Boxer.
At the time of this writing, bidding is now open, though no bids appear to have been placed. The car’s listing will expire in five days. This could be your chance to get a unique Ferrari for a good price.
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