Two previous owners, 6,000 miles from new
1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi
Chassis no. ZFFAA02AXBOO36077
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 that had launched this highly successful series in 1973. Badged as a 'proper' Ferrari rather than a Dino, the 308GTB had changed little mechanically apart from a reduction in both wheelbase and weight, retaining its predecessor's underpinnings and transversely mounted 3-litre quad-cam engine that now featured dry-sump lubrication. In road tune this superbly engineered power unit produced 255bhp, an output good enough to propel the 308GTB to a top speed of over 150mph. Produced initially with fiberglass bodywork - the first time this material had been used for a production Ferrari - the Scaglietti-built 308GTB 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 as on this example.
Now in its thirtieth year, two-thirds of the life of this car was spent with its original owner from 1981 to 2002 making proof of its modest mileage reassuringly simple. At this point it transferred to its next custodian who elected to substantially refurbish the car and return it to as new order. This work comprised a complete repaint and major service including waterpump, timing belts, tensioners, accessory belts, filters-fluids, ignition wires, fuel system, brake system (hoses, pads, etc), suspension, wheel bearings, shock absorbers, battery, charging system checked and serviced, the air-conditioning was checked and serviced, new window motors, gears and cables fitted and to lightly modernize it a new AM/FM/CD player was added.
Over the last three decades its recorded mileage is still less than 6,000, this combined with its considerable refurbishment, must sure make it one of the best in the world.
Naturally all books, manuals, tools and a second set of keys complete the presentation.