1978 Ferrari 308 GTS
Location: United Kingdom
Supplied new to the USA this very early edition of the 308 GTS is a real humdinger.
The 308 was designed by Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti who was also responsible for other great Ferrari designs like the Daytona, the Berlinetta Boxer and perhaps most significantly the 288 GTO
Certainly the design language of all of Fioravanti Ferrari's is clearly shown in their shared form and proportions
Having first been supplied to the USA she has factory air conditioning as well as being one of the earliest cars produced
Moreover and to the delight of all serious enthusiasts she also features the highly sought after dry sump engine and 4 twin choke down draught weber carburettors
Although we do not have records to validate the work completed it is very clear to us that she has recently been fully resprayed quite expertly. A very nice nod to independence is that all grills and slats, which are normally matt black, have been painted to match the main body in highly gloss back, the chim spoiler as well as the period door mirrors too
The original exhaust has been updated with the quad pipes at the rear - similar to the later QV versions and the brake calipers are red, again something which was not in fashion until the nineties, so it's quite clear that a serious enthusiast has looked after her and kept her up to date
There is also new leather to the dash top & knee roll, a new boot cover, re-trimmed steering wheel and freshly restored wheels - again painted with silver rims and black centres (again most unusual), chromed wheel nuts, the normal yellow badge in the centre and valve covers to match
Talking of badges, there are also the famous Ferrari shields on the front wings as well - she is so well adorned and sits prettily anyway grabbing serious attention where ever she goes
She has recently had the important belt service, hence she runs like a dream too starting on the button and idling beautifully. So easy to drive as well with light steering and surprisingly comfortable suspension one could easily use her everyday
Nevertheless she's a Ferrari, shooting off with serious purpose and harmonic roars at the drop of a beautifully mechanical cog and some weighty throttle
It really is a stupendous noise, revving and noise rising all the way to 7500rpm the quad exit exhausts behind you throw out the orchestral gasses created within her 3.0litre V8 the induction noise of which is just as pleasing
These Ferrari's have really started gathering a very serious and enthusiastic following in recent years and are surely one for the future
Currently registered in the EU - so no taxes there. We can help with registration in the UK if required.