1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385
Lot 137
Spanish Championship-winning and Italian national vice-champion,1976/1983 Ferrari 308GTB Berlinetta Group B Michelotto Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 18869
Sold for €460,000 (US$ 604,118) inc. premium
Auction Details
1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385 1981/1982 Ferrari 308 Michelotto Groupe B Berlinetta Scaglietti, Chassis no. 18869 Engine no. 00385
Lot Details
Spanish Championship-winning and Italian national vice-champion
1976/1983 Ferrari 308GTB Berlinetta Group B Michelotto
Chassis no. 18869
Engine no. 18869
Introduced at the Paris Salon in 1975, the stunningly beautiful 308GTB – Ferrari's second V8-engined road car - marked a welcome return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed Dino 308GT4. Badged as a 'proper' Ferrari rather than a Dino, the newcomer had changed little mechanically apart from a reduction in wheelbase, retaining its predecessor's underpinnings and transversely mounted 3.0-litre V8 engine that now featured dry-sump lubrication. In road tune this superbly engineered power unit produced 255bhp, an output good enough to propel the car to a top speed of 150mph. Produced initially with glassfibre bodywork - the first time this material had been used for a production Ferrari - the Scaglietti-built 308 used steel exclusively after April 1977. The first steel bodied cars were manufactured in 1976, the change bringing with it a considerable weight penalty (of around 150kg) and consequent reduction in performance. Naturally, anyone wanting to race a 308GTB started out with the glassfibre version if they could.
For 1983, the FIA governing body of International motor sport introduced its new Group B regulations for major-league rallying. This innovation saw the specialist Italian conversion and preparation company of Michelotto develop a Group B-conforming variant of Ferrari's very popular and highly successful 308 Gran Turismo Berlinetta.
Since production of a full batch of 25 highly modified GTB Evoluzione cars was effectively out of the question, the specification of these Michelotto Group B machines incorporated as few changes as possible from the standard road car, while still providing clients with rally-winning potential. Michelotto's most significant development from its previous Group 4-converted cars was selection of the Quattrovalvole engine. Even so, the first Michelotto 308GTB emerged with the conventional and reliable two-valve head rather then the latest 'QV' power unit employed in the following three cars.

Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto chassis serial 18869, offered here, was the first of four Group B configuration cars built by Michelotto from a total of 15 combined Group B and Group 4 cars that the company modified in period. It was first completed in February 1983 for the Pro Motor Sport team in Italy.
During the subsequent 1983 rally season, we understand that this car won many Italian national events, including the Valli Imperiesi Rally with Cambiaghi/Di Gennaro as driver and navigator; followed by the Sciacca Terme, Mari e Monti, 12 Hours of Campobello, Neborid and Proserpina events with Bronson/Di Prima in the hot seats.
The cars successful career continued into 1984 as Zanini and Autet campaigned it in the Spanish Championship and won another six times, in the Criterium Guilleres, Sierra Morena, San Agustin, Luis de Baveria, Oviedo and Vasco Navarro Rallies.
These remarkably successful though relatively little publicized competition Ferraris featured Rose-jointed suspension and uprated Brembo brakes all round, new Canonica wheels and Pirelli tyres all as standard although routinely changed and updated during the vehicles' competitive careers. The forced substitution of Campagnolo wheels for narrower, more standard looking five-spoke Canonicas reduced track width compared to the sister Group 4 circuit-racing cars. Three of Michelotto's Group B 308s were fitted with QV 32-valve engines producing 310bhp at 8,000rpm, after this prototype (chassis 18869) had deployed the 288bhp two-valve motor. While the Group 4 variants used mechanical Kugelfischer fuel injection these Group B rally variants employed electronic Bosch K-Jetronic systems. These Group B variants weighed-in around 30kg heavier than their racing counterparts since they had to retain their stock glassfibre and steel body panelling.
As the first – and one of the most successful – of this rare quartet of Michelotto-built Ferrari 308GTBs this is a particular interesting and significant example of the Ferrari Berlinetta Competizione breed, in 1980s form. As a past participant in the 'Tour Auto' and other prestigious events, the car represents a fast and stunning entry ticket - we recommend the closest inspection and consideration.

La Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto châssis n° 18689 proposée ici fut la première des quatre voitures Groupe B construites par Michelotto sur un total combiné de 15 voitures Groupe B et Groupe 4 que la firme modifia à l'époque. Elle fut achevée en février 1983 pour l'équipe Pro Motor Sport en Italie.

Au cours de la saison de rallye 1983, cette voiture a remporté de nombreuses épreuves italiennes dont le Rallye Valli Imperiesi pilotée par Cambiaghi avec Di Gennaro comme navigateur, suivi par le « Sciacca Terme, Mari e Monti, » les 12 Heures de Campobello et les épreuves de Neborid et Proserpina aux mains de l'équipee Bronson/Di Prima.
Une importante et rarissime Ferrari de compétition, éligible pour de multiples épreuves historiques les plus prestigieuses telle le Tour Auto.

Saleroom notices

  • Some important notes regarding this lot. Please note that this is the sole fibreglass bodied Group B Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto ever constructed. This car came 2nd in the 1983 'Championnat d'Italie des Rallyes' and won the 'Championnat de Sicile' with Bronson driving. It also came 3rd in the 1984 Targa Florio amongst other impressive results on file. The car has had just two owners from new- Promotorsport and the current vendor. Between 2009 and 2010 over €20,000 was spent to ensure that the car works perfectly in all respects. The car is offered with a selection of spare parts including: 6 Canonica wheel rims, Bosch injection, 2 sets of gear ratios. It is offered with French and Italian registration papers and a FIVA identity card. The car has a current 'controle technique'. Veuillez noter les informations importantes suivantes concernant cette voiture. Veuillez noter que la voiture est la seule Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto groupe B polyester construite. Cette voiture est arrivée 2èmeen 1983 au « Championnat d'italie des Rallyes » et a gagné le « Championnat de Sicile » avec Bronson au volant. Elle également arrivée 3ème en 1984 à la Targa Florio, entre autres résultats spectaculaires. La voiture a eut seulement 2 propriétaires jusqu'à maintenant – Promotorsport et l'actuel propriétaire. Entre 2009 et 2010, plus de 20 000 € ont été dépensés pour s'assurer que la voiture soit en parfait état de marche. La voiture est offerte avec une sélection de pièces détachées : 6 jantes Canonica, une injection Bosch et 2 rapports de boite Elle est présentée avec ses papiers français et italiens, ainsi qu'avec sa carte FIVA. Le contrôle technique de la voiture est à jour.
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