The Ferrari 308 GTS was launched at the Paris Motor show in 1975 as a direct replacement for the Dino 246. Designed by Pininfarina with sweeping curves and aggressive lines the 308 has gone on to become one of the most recognised Ferrari's of all time. The Targa topped Ferrari 308 GTS version was introduced in 1977 and was made famous by the TV series "Magnum PI". Fitted with a 2.9 litre DOHC V8 engine fitted with four Weber 40DCNF Carburettors that produced 255bhp the 308 went from 0 to 60mph in 6.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 159 mph. In 1980 fuel injection was added to the 308 and power went down from 255 bhp to 214 bhp however two years later four vales per cylinder were added giving quattrovalvole models 240bhp. The 308 was manufactured in both GTB and GTS forms from 1977 to 1985 before being replaced by the 328.
The body of the car was originally made in fibreglass, which changed to steel in 1977 and arguably vastly improved the car and handling. The engine was originally offered with Carburettor, but changed to Fuel Injection in 1980, followed by a Quattro Valve QV Model in 1982.
The Steel Bodied Carburettor models are of particular interest to the collectors as they all represent the original car with the improvement of the Steel Body.
The interest is increasing at an exponential rate, which has reflected in the values which are almost increasing on a weekly basis.
This right-hand drive Ferrari 308 GTS was supplied new in 1979 and is a desirable steel body and carburettor model. Finished in the impressive colour combinations of Rosso Corsa with Nero Hide interior, this vehicle has and extensive host of invoices and corroborating service stamps accompany the car, showing just how consistently it has been cared for regardless of costs. The original service book shows the car was supplied in Huddersfield on 1st January 1979 and the MoT mileage records show that this car has been an active member of the family with an average 2,000 miles per year.
From March 1982 at 11,847 miles to August 2010 at 55,194 miles the complete MoT Certificates fully exhibit the mileage per annum.
As an added modern touch, the vehicle benefits from a Pioneer CD Changer in the boot compartment, so as to provide the tunes, when you have had enough of those played by the engine through the exhaust pipes!
The service history consist of the following:
24.09/1979 - Service - 3768 miles - Specialist
17/12/1979 - Service - 4761 miles - Specialist
29/01/1980 - Service - 5004 miles - Specialist
03/07/1980 - Service - 7403 miles - Specialist
16/06/1981 - Service - 10670 miles - Specialist
15/04/1982 - Service - 11847 miles - Specialist
05/07/1982 - Service - Specialist
29/04/1983 - Service - 15388 miles - Specialist
02/08/1983 - Service - 17697 miles - Specialist
09/09/1983 - Service - Specialist
02/11/1984 - Service - Specialist
05/03/1985 - Service - 23802 miles - Specialist
09/07/1985 - Service - 26138 miles - Specialist
13/02/1987 - Parts - Ferrari
06/08/1987 - Parts - Ferrari
05/10/1987 - Service - 34273 miles - Ferrari
22/09/1988 - Service - 35080 miles - Ferrari
28/08/1988 - Service - 35152 miles - Ferrari
13/08/1989 - Parts - Ferrari
14/03/1989 - Parts - Ferrari
27/04/1990 - Parts - Ferrari
27/07/1990 - Service - 36469 miles - Ferrari
16/11/1990 - Parts - Ferrari
07/07/1992 - Service - 37796 miles - Ferrari
23/07/1992 - Parts - Ferrari
17/03/1993 - Wheel Refurbishment - Specialist
14/04/1994 - Service - 39167 miles - Ferrari
25/05/1996 - Service - Specialist
25/06/1997 - Service - Specialist
14/05/1998 - Service - 42479 Specialist
29/05/1999 - Service - 43207 miles - Specialist
30/04/2001 - Parts - Ferrari
13/07/2001 - Alarm Fitted - 45100 miles - Ferrari
20/07/2001 - Service - 45197 miles - Ferrari
23/08/2001 - Service - 45786 miles - Ferrari
05/08/2002 - Service - 47324 miles - Ferrari
31/01/2003 - Service - 47546 miles - Ferrari
24/07/2003 - Service - 48872 miles - Ferrari
12/05/2004 - Service - 50530 miles - Specialist
14/09/2004 - Service - 50649 miles - Specialist
21/09/2005 - Service - 50951 miles - Specialist
28/11/2005 - Service - Clutch and Service - 50986 miles - Specialist
05/05/2014 - Service - Specialist
The MoT expires in May 2015.
Tyre Depths As Follows
Front Right 4mm
Rear Right 5mm
Rear Left 6mm
Front Left 5mm
We have the original invoices, the service book & 2 keys for the car.
If you would like more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact our sales team on 01772 663 777.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only.