1979 Ferrari 308 GTB

1979 Ferrari 308 GTB

Desirable dry sump example

Price: Under offer

  • Chassis 27175
  • Matching numbers
  • Original colour combination
  • Complet set of books and tools
  • European registered

The Ferrari 308

Introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in 1975, the contemporary styled 308 GTB, Ferrari’s second V8 road car, marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed 308 GT4. Badged as a ‘proper’ Ferrari rather than a Dino, the 308 GTB had changed little mechanically apart from a reduction in both wheelbase and weight, retaining its predecessor’s underpinnings and transversely mounted engine that now featured dry-sump lubrication. In road tune this superbly engineered power unit produced 255bhp, an out-put good enough to propel the 308 GTB to a top speed of over 150mph. An exhilarating driver’s car and a Ferrari purist’s delight, the 308 and its many derivatives proved a huge commercial success for Maranello, with over 12,000 sold.

This Motorcar

The 308 GTB we are offering here is chassis 27175 and was supplied new to Italy in April 1979 to Mr Daniele Margiotta in Rome via Ferrari dealer Pietro Masino. The car was originally finished in Blue Sera (106-A-18) with beige (3218) upholstery, a colour combination which it still retains today. In 1987 the 27175 passed on to second owner and more recently the car received a comprehensive service including cambelts in 2015 by Ferrari specialists Forza Service S.r.l of Turin. By 2016 the car was acquired by its current owner and very little used ever since.
Offered with books and tools, this elegant motorcar is very well turned and represents a great opportunity to acquire a rare dry sump example.

European registered.