1981 Ferrari 308GTB Coupé ‘Dry Sump’  Chassis no. 31651

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Lot 168
1981 Ferrari 308GTB Coupé ‘Dry Sump’
Chassis no. 31651

Sold for € 34,500 (US$ 36,435) inc. premium
1981 Ferrari 308GTB Coupé ‘Dry Sump’
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 31651
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-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.

Sold new in Aosta, Italy, this left-hand drive 308GTB remained in its first owner’s hands for only a few months before passing to its second, who kept the car from 1981 to 2007. Finished in grey-blue metallic with blue/black interior, the car comes complete with full tool kit and benefits from new brakes, air conditioning, cam belts, exhaust system and servicing by Autofficina Pertile of Sanremo (details available). Offered for sale by the ex-President of the Dino Register in Italy, it comes with roadworthiness certificate, ASI papers and Italian libretto.


Vendue neuve à Aoste, en Italie, cette 308GTB à conduite à gauche n'est restée que quelques mois aux mains de son premier propriétaire avant d'être cédée au deuxième qui l'a conservée de 1981 à 2007. Peinte en gris-bleu métallisé avec intérieur bleu et noir, la voiture, complète avec son outillage de bord, a bénéficié d'une réfection des freins, de l'air conditionné, des courroies de distribution, de l'échappement et d'un entretien par Autofficina Pertile de Sanremo (détails disponibles). Mise en vente par l'ex-président du Dino Register italien, elle est proposée avec son contrôle technique, ses papiers ASI et son libretto italien.

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1981 Ferrari 308GTB Coupé ‘Dry Sump’  Chassis no. 31651
1981 Ferrari 308GTB Coupé ‘Dry Sump’  Chassis no. 31651
1981 Ferrari 308GTB Coupé ‘Dry Sump’  Chassis no. 31651
1981 Ferrari 308GTB Coupé ‘Dry Sump’  Chassis no. 31651
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