<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721

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Lot 137
1978 FERRARI 308GTB
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

US$ 100,000 - 130,000
£ 77,000 - 100,000
1978 FERRARI 308GTB
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 24721

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

*Rare Black on Black livery
*Desirable factory options
*Highly sought after carbureted model
*Beautiful example of Ferrari's classic 308
*Offered with manual and tools



THE FERRARI 308

Ferrari's line of highly successful V8-engined road cars began with the 308 GT4 of 1973. Badged as a 'Dino', the all-new 308 GT4 2+2 superseded the Dino V6.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 peformance of the 3.0-liter quad-cam V8 engine, which was carried over to its successor.

Introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in 1975, the contemporary styled 308 GTB - Ferrari's second V8 road car - marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed 308 GT4. Badged as a 'proper' Ferrari rather than a Dino, the 308 GTB 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 out-put good enough to propel the 308 GTB to a top speed of over 150mph.

Produced initially with fiberglass bodywork - the first time this material had been used for a production Ferrari - the Scaglietti-built 308 GTB used steel after April 1977. 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 308 and its many derivatives proved a huge commercial success for Maranello, with over 12,000 sold.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This particular US specification 308 GTB was finished by the Maranello works in June of 1978. It is one of the 2,185 carbureted cars produced between 1977 and 1980. This 308 is one of the rare few that was originally delivered in the black on black color scheme. The car is also fitted with air-conditioning, a desirable option for the time. This particular 308 presents very well and has clearly been well loved over the years. Today the car shows only 27,150 miles which is believed to be original. Included in the sale is the original owner's manual and tool kit.

Recently interest has been on the rise for sports cars of this era. As younger generations of collectors enter the market, that interest is bound to increase. Any Ferrari enthusiast will tell you that 308s are wonderful driver's cars that make great additions to any collection.
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<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
<B>1978 FERRARI 308GTB<BR />Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 24721
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