Recently completed belt service
1984 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalve
Chassis no. ZFFLABB0004S085
Engine no. 105A 00762
2,927cc 32-valve DOHC V8 engine
Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
240bhp at 6,800rpm
5-speed manual transmission
4-wheel independent double-wishbone coil over suspension
4-wheel disc brakes
-European-spec example with the more powerful motor
-In the U.S. since 1985
-Four owners from new
-Documented service history
-Belt service completed in February
The 308 is one of the most significant models Ferrari has ever produced. It was pitched at a level in the market which brought the Ferrari experience within the reach of more drivers than ever before, yet was made without compromise.
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-liter quad-cam engine. 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, a return to wet-sump lubrication, and four-valve per cylinder heads.
The Motorcar Offered
The car offered dates to the last incarnation of the 308, the GTSi Quattrovalvole. Finished in the classic Rosso Corsa red over a black leather interior, it was delivered new to Continental Europe, it was not long before it was imported to the US by Tech Auto and sold to one Kenneth Estridge in Massachusetts. Mr Estridge kept the car for nine years, servicing meticulously the whole time, before selling it to fellow Massachusettsian Russell Gardner. As before, records indicate regular maintenance and service before the Ferrari was sold again to Charles Waterman in 1998.
Fresh from its all important belt servicing that was completed in February and replete with a detailed record of the work that has been completed on the car since it entered the U.S.
It is not hard to detect the reason for its success. The Pininfarina-styled body looks as fresh today as it did when it was first shown to the public at the 1975 Paris Salon. There were cars with more power, and cars with a higher top speed, but nothing could touch the 308 under real driving conditions, and nothing could match it for charisma or enjoyment.
- Please note that the correct chassis number for this vehicle is ZFFLA13B000045085 and it is titled with chassis number ZFFLA13B00004508S and model year 1983