The Ferrari 308 GTB was unveiled at the Paris Show in 1975. Ferrari returned to Pininfarina for the 308 GTB's styling, and this two-seat, mid-engine coupe sat on a chassis with a wheelbase that was eight inches shorter than the GT4 upon which it was based.
Production started with the GTB Berlinetta in 1976, with the 308 GTS Targa variant being introduced in 1977. The first 308s Ferrari built wore fiberglass bodies before the company switched to steel. In all, just over 12,000 308s were produced from 1976 to 1985.
These 3-liter, V-8 powered 1980s icons represent an excellent way to enter into Ferrari ownership due to their relative affordability and ease of ownership. The 308 GTBi and GTSi variants from 1980 to 1982 saw Bosch fuel injection replace the previous generations' Weber carburetors.
Ferrari 308s can be great fun to own and drive, provided you follow a preventative schedule of maintenance that includes the timing belts every three to five years. It also wise to avoid cars with rust, as this can be costly to fix.
This Californian example was imported to UK in 2016 and is in the Czech Republic since 2018. It has a complete service history, Ferrari booklet and the service book. It is ready to be registred based on the UK registration documents.
The car had a complete check at a Ferrari service this month for ca. 4.000 EUR. The timing belts were done, new wheel bearings, new chassis mounting, new timing belts pulleys (aluminium ones instead of the original problematic plastic ones).
|Engine||2.927 ccm, 208 PS, V8|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Red|
|Color - interior||Beige|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||93.850 mls|
|Chassis / VIN||ZFFAA02A5B0036357|
|Location - Country||Czechia|
|Location - City||Hradec Kralove|
2-door targa body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2927 cm3, advertised power: 153 kW / 205 hp / 208 PS (SAE net), torque: 245 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4425 mm, width: 1720 mm, wheelbase: 2340 mm; base curb weight: 1525 kg; top speed: 236 km/h (147 mph); accelerations: 0-60 mph 7.3 s; 0-100 km/h 7.7 s