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1983 Ferrari 308 GTS QV

Lot No.: 305

Registration: MSV 308
Chassis Number: ZFFLA13000045957
Engine Number: 45957
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 2926
Year of Manufacture: 1983
Sold for (£): 76,500
  • One of just 233 RHD, 308 GTS QVs produced
  • Rosso Corsa on Crema leather piped in red, red carpets and wing shields
  • 31,800 miles. Multiple award winner at the Ferrari Owners Club Northen Concours
  • Full documented history from new. Recent belt service
October 1975, saw the debut at the Paris Motor Show of the most successful shape ever to wear the Cavallino Rampante emblem, the Ferrari 308. The 3-litre, four-cam V8 was more or less unchanged until March 1981 when Bosch fuel injection was added in place of the 4 double-choke Webers, reducing the engine's power output significantly. Two years later, the 4-valves per cylinder Quattrovalvole or 'QV' model pushed output back up to 240 bhp restoring the status quo. Only 233 right-hand drive 308 GTS QV's were produced.

Enthusiast owned and delivered new in May 1983, this outstanding example has covered a mere 31,822 miles from new, substantiated by a fully documented history file. The car was UK supplied in right-hand drive and is finished in the classic colour combination of  Rosso Corsa paintwork and a Crema interior with the seats piped in red and red carpets. It's fitted with a Blaupunkt Modena CD-Player, the factory air-conditioning is fully functional, and the removable 'Targa' top has obviously been looked after. This lovely 308 has patently led a cossetted life in the hands of its four keepers, the last of which has enjoyed it for fourteen years, and its remarkable condition has stood it well, receiving a number of awards from the Ferrari Owners Club at their Northern Concours d'Elegance.
AE Performance of Knutsford have been entrusted with keeping the QV on top form and they will carry out a full service and cambelt change just prior to the sale. There are detailed service and maintenance invoices in the owner's file along with the cars original handbooks, V5C etc. The appropriate registration MSV 308 is included in the sale, as are an indoor fitted Ferrari car cover, genuine complete toolkit, and a trickle charger.
With its timeless lines, rewarding handling, removable roof panel, and that raspy V8 just behind you, there is no better way into classic Ferrari ownership.