1979 Ferrari 308GTS Targa Coupé Coachwork by Pininfarina Chassis no. 27083
Cette 308 GTS a été vendue neuve à Bordeaux le 15 Mars 1979. En Janvier 1983, la Ferrari est achetée par un spécialiste de voitures italiennes et pilote de rallye de Nice, pour son usage personnel. Le 13 Mars 2008, elle a été cédée au propriétaire actuel.
L'auto est vendue avec un rapport d'expertise rédigé par Sud Expert (Henri Pluton) en mai 2008 (à 74.442 km), qui stipule que la voiture a été bien entretenue. Ce rapport indique également que les courroies de distribution ont été changées et que le moteur fonctionne correctement : ralenti stable, pas d'émission de fumée anormale ou de bruit, un affichage stable de la pression d'huile.
Depuis, les tapis de sol ont été remplacés. De plus, cette Ferrari d'origine et non restaurée est équipée de quatre pneus neufs Michelin XWX, quatre nouveaux amortisseurs Koni, et est fournie avec sa Carte Grise Française et un Contrôle Technique récent.
Ferrari's line of highly successful V8-engined road cars began with the 308GT4 of 1973. Originally badged as a Dino, the all-new 308GT4 2+2 superseded the preceding Dino V6. The newcomer's wedge-shaped styling - by Bertone rather than the customary Pininfarina - was not universally well received but the performance of the amidships-mounted, double-overhead-camshaft, 3.0-litre V8 certainly was, the latter's 236bhp proving sufficient to propel the 308GT4 to over 150mph.
Introduced at the Paris Salon in 1975, the stunningly beautiful 308GTB - Ferrari's second V8-engined road car - marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed 308GT4. Badged as a 'proper' Ferrari rather than a Dino, the newcomer had changed little mechanically apart from a reduction in both wheelbase and weight, retaining its predecessor's underpinnings and transversely mounted 3.0-litre quad-cam engine that now featured dry-sump lubrication. In road tune this superbly engineered power unit produced 255bhp, an improvement of 19 horsepower over that of its 'wet-sump' predecessor. Produced initially with glassfibre bodywork - the first time this material had been used for a production Ferrari - the Scaglietti-built 308 used steel after April 1977 while further developments included the introduction of an open-top GTS version with Targa-style removable roof, the adoption of Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection (1980) and, finally, revised cylinder heads with four valves per cylinder (1982). An exhilarating driver's car and a Ferrari purist's delight, the 308GTB and its many derivatives proved a huge commercial success for Maranello with over 12,000 sold.
This particular 308GTS was sold new in Bordeaux, France on 15th March 1979. In January 1983 the Ferrari was purchased by an Italian-car specialist and rally driver in Nice for his own personal use and on 13th March 2008 was sold to the current vendor. '27083' comes with a Rapport d'Expertise (technical appraisal) completed by Sud Expert (Henri Pluton) in May 2008 (at 74,442 kilometres), which states that the car has been well maintained. This report also states that the cam belts had been renewed and that the engine was an easy starter: idling smoothly, emitting no abnormal smoke or noise, and displaying stable oil pressure. Since then the carpets have been replaced. Otherwise original and unrestored, the car is offered with four new type correct Michelin XWX tryes, four new Koni shock absorbers, French Carte Grise and recent Contrôle Technique.