1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816

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Lot 103
Just over 23,000 original miles from new
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB

Sold for US$ 126,500 inc. premium
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. F106AB30461
Engine no. F106AE01816

2,926cc DOHC V8 Engine
4 Twin Choke Weber Carburetors
240bhp at 6,600rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Final year of carburetion
*A survivor example
*Just over 23,000 original miles
*Original US car


THE FERRARI 308 GTB

Ferrari introduced the 308 GTB at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 featuring a dramatic Pininfarina designed body and a mid-mounted four cam V8 with quadruple Weber twin choke carburetors. Bodies were initially constructed in fiberglass, but after 712 examples were produced the switch was made to steel bodywork because the fiberglass coachwork was of poor quality and weight saving was minimal versus steel construction. Production continued only through 1979 during which time just 2,185 steel bodied carbureted 308 GTB's were produced for all world markets.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB from the last year of production for the carbureted coupe incorporates all of the desirable updates made during the four year production run including aerodynamic mirrors and gas strut operated tail section. Sadly, '79 was the last year Ferrari would offer carbureted motorcars with their distinctive burbling sound and much higher horsepower than the fuel injected cars that followed in 1980.

The example offered here is an extraordinary original survivor example having covered just over 23,000 miles from new, as indicated by its original 85mph speedometer required by US regulations in 1979. Still retaining its original tools, jack and manuals, as well as all the US specification emissions equipment including air pump, air injectors, catalytic converter and even the original smog certification sticker on the windshield, this example is a perfect candidate for Ferrari Classiche certification and all classes of Concours competition including Preservation Class.

In May 2015, a complete 30,000 service inspection was performed including cam belt change, new belt tensioners and valve adjustment. Careful examination of this extraordinary original example reveals details that are unique to an original car that appear as new and cannot be replicated by restoration. Representing the final year for carbureted 308s and presented in beautifully original condition, this rare 1979 308 GTB represents a true investment quality Ferrari.
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1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
1979 FERRARI 308 GTB  Chassis no. F106AB30461 Engine no. F106AE01816
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