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1977 Ferrari 308 GTB
Lot No.: 363
Chassis Number: 23045
Engine Number: Not specified
Number of cylinders: 8
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Estimate (£): 55,000 - 65,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
The 308 GTB 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 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. The 308 was manufactured in both GTB and GTS forms from 1977 to 1985 before being replaced by the 328.
This left-hand drive 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB was sold new in the United States to its first owner and is a more desirable carburettor model. Finished in vibrant Giallo Fly Yellow the interior looks to be in good condition finished in black leather.
Having been imported from the United States last year, the car is in good condition and appears to have benefitted from the warmer climate. The car looks to have been painted a matter of years ago, and it presents well as a result. Since arriving in the UK, this 308 has been sent to supercar specialists, GVE London, who have given it a major service including cambelts, bushes and a tune up. The dash board padding has also been replaced, enhancing the interior condition further.
With an odometer currently showing an unwarranted 77,000 miles, this car will be supplied with a NOVA reference number for any potential bidders to go on and obtain an MOT and a UK V5c. At today's sensible guide price, Ferrari ownership has never looked more appealing.