1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

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Lot 21
Desirable carbureted version
1977 FERRARI 308 GTB
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

Sold for US$ 83,600 inc. premium
1977 FERRARI 308 GTB
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 22741
Engine no. 00464

2,926cc DOHC V8 Engine
4 Twin-Choke Weber Carburetors
255bhp at 7,700rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Highly sought after, carbureted Berlinetta 308
*Beautifully restored and recently serviced by marque specialist
*Well cared for example of Ferrari's classic 308 GTB
*Offered with books, tools and a comprehensive history file



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 Badged as a 'Dino', the all-new 308 GT4 2+2 superseded the Dino V6. Although the newcomer's wedge-shaped styling – by Bertone rather than the customary Pininfarina – was not universally well-received, there were no complaints about the performance 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 output 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. Both an exhilarating driver's car and a Ferrari purist's delight, the 308 and its many derivatives proved to be a huge commercial success for Maranello, with over 12,000 sold.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This desirable 308 GTB was finished by the Maranello Works in October of 1977, and is one of approximately 2,185 carbureted cars produced between 1977 and 1980. The car's first owner is believed to have enjoyed the Ferrari for around two decades. By the mid-2000s the GTB was sold to Mr. Jim Fogolini, with whom the car remained until it was purchased by the most recent owner in 2011. All in all, the car is believed to have had just 3 owners from new.

Many receipts are on file, adding up to more than $50,000 spent on cosmetic and mechanical restoration work, with an additional $8,000 in services performed in August of 2016 by Ferrari Specialist Massimo Conti. During the most recent service, the car's timing belt and tensioners were replaced, the suspension, carburation and ignition systems were rebuilt, and a new clutch was installed. The car is offered with the original books and manuals, a tool roll and jack, and an extensive history file dating back to 1987.

This fine example of Ferrari's iconic 308 GTB presents very well and has clearly been well-loved over the years. Today the car shows less than 53,000 miles on the odometer, a figure that is indeed believed to be the car's original mileage. As younger generations of collectors enter the market, the interest in these classic Ferraris is bound to increase. Most Ferrari enthusiasts will tell you that 308s are wonderful driver's cars that will surely make great additions to any collection.

Footnotes

  • Please note car is titled with chassis no. F106AB22741

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car's timing belt service was performed in 2011, less than 2,000 miles ago.
Contacts
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina  Chassis no. 22741 Engine no. 00464
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina  Chassis no. 22741 Engine no. 00464
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina  Chassis no. 22741 Engine no. 00464
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina  Chassis no. 22741 Engine no. 00464
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina  Chassis no. 22741 Engine no. 00464
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina  Chassis no. 22741 Engine no. 00464
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina  Chassis no. 22741 Engine no. 00464
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina  Chassis no. 22741 Engine no. 00464
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
1977 FERRARI 308 GTBCoachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina
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