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Lot 34: Ferrari 308 GTS

Sale of pre-war and Thoroughbred Motor Cars, BCA (7 June 2007)

Making its debut in Paris in 1975, the 308 GTB was a direct descendant of the 308 GT4 although strictly speaking it was in fact the replacement for the 246 GT Dino.  Pininfarina had skilfully blended together elements from the Dino 206/246 Series and the 365 GT4/BB to produce what was arguably one of the most outstanding designs of the time.The engine and transmission remained basically as the GT 4  a 90º V8 3-litre unit which produced 255bhp at 7,600rpm.  The first two hundred cars were built with glass fibre bodywork; however, steel construction followed after this and a GTS Spider version was added.  -Looking exceptionally smart in its livery of white with red interior trim, this 308 GTS was first registered on 18th March 1980 and has covered just over 49,000 miles.  In the care of the last owner for 21 years, the car is reported as being in excellent all round order, there being little doubt that the car has been very carefully maintained.  It is offered with extensive history with a number of receipts from Graypaul Motors Ltd and Ferrari specialist, Bob Houghton Ltd, included in the file supplied.  The interior trim has been renewed and the refurbished wheels are shod with Michelin XWX tyres, while a sports exhaust system has been fitted. Said to drive very well, this delightful example of the last of the carburettor models is offered with the aforementioned history along with a V5C registration document, 19 previous MOT certificates plus the current one valid until December 2007.

Lot Details
Auction Sale of pre-war and Thoroughbred Motor Cars
BCA, Brooklands Museum, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number34
Estimate£17000-£19500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£17600
Year1980
Condition rating2
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Number of doors2