15,836 miles from new 1984 Ferrari 308GTSi Qv Targa Coupé Coachwork by Pininfarina Registration no. A308 RHD Chassis no. ZFFLA13C000051031 Engine no. 1888
Ferrari's line of highly successful V8-engined road cars began with the 308GT4 of 1973. Badged as a 'Dino', the all-new 308GT4 2+2 superseded the preceding Dino V6.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 there were no complaints about the performance of the 3.0-litre quad-cam V8 engine, which was carried over to its successor.
Introduced at the Paris Salon in 1975, the stunningly beautiful 308GTB - Ferrari's second V8 road car - marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed 308GT4. 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 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 glassfibre 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 and, finally, revised cylinder heads with four valves per cylinder on the Quattrovalvole (Qv) model in 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.
Representing the 308 in its ultimate, Quattrovalvole form, this example of Ferrari's first Pininfarina-styled V8 road car displays a total of only 15,836 miles on the odometer and remains totally original, exactly as it left the factory. A very good - almost excellent example, it has exceptional paintwork and is very hard to fault. The Ferrari has had only two previous owners and was last taxed in 1989. It is finished in Rosso Corsa with black leather interior, the latter featuring the correct Pioneer stereo system, and comes complete with fitted car cover and bill of sale.
In storage for several years, the car will require re-commissioning before further use and thus is sold strictly as viewed.