Ferrari 308 GTS
- 3.219 GTS produced from 1977 until 1980
- 2.9L, V8 motor with a 5-speed manual gearbox
- 252hp at 7700rpm
- 0-60mph in 6.7sec, max speed of 157mph
- Matching numbers
- Chassis number: 25359
- Engine number: 03353
- First paint (bianco)
In the early days, Enzo Ferrari often declared that his road cars would only ever have 12-cylinder engines.
That was why, when the company first started producing models with V6s and V8s, they were badged as Dinos.
Or at least they were when they left the factory; owners and sometimes even importers would add Ferrari
badges – once they were away from the gaze of Maranello…
So first came the V6-engined Dino 206 and 246 GT, joined a few years later by the V8-engined Dino 308
GT4 2+2. A sub-brand, we’d call it today. The 308 GT4 was a good car, but its sharp-edged Bertone lines
left many pining for the curves of the earlier, Pininfarina-penned Dino. Happily, when it came to the 246’s
replacement, Ferrari went back to its preferred styling house. The result, revealed in 1975, was the 308 GTB.
Designed by the masterful Leonardo Fioravanti, with obvious nods to the 246 in the curving wing-tops and
sculpted air intakes, but also a clear relationship to Fioravanti’s clean-lined and then-recently launched
Berlinetta Boxer, it was at once nostalgic and achingly modern.
The transversely mounted 252bhp four-cam 3-litre V8 and five-speed transmission were taken pretty
much straight from the 308 GT4 2+2. Transplanted into the lighter and more slippery GTB – early cars
were skinned in glassfibre, and the GTB was the first Ferrari to benefit from being developed in Pininfarina’s
wind tunnel – the result was 0-60mph in around 6.5sec and a top speed of over 150mph: Paul Frère
recorded 154mph when he tested a GTB for Road & Track magazine.
Not only were they lighter, but these cars featured the V8 engine at its most potent, with a quartet of twin-choke
Webers and dry-sump lubrication. European cars had the full 252bhp (255PS); those for the US market were
detuned to comply with tougher emissions regs, which left them 15bhp down at 237bhp. US cars also had
a wet sump, as per the 308 GT4, though all GTBs had that from 1981 onwards.
Complete historic (1978-2022)
- 10/1978: delivered new in Avellino, Italie at “Societa S.E.P. GOUERZIE
- 1993: new owner, Siberian S.R.L., stays in Avellino
- 06/2014: current Owner in Austria
- 07/2015: big maintenance (Francorchamps Motors) , - conversion of the air-conditioning system + system cleaning + R132 charge, roof seal replacement, bonnet foam replacement, windscreen washer, bowl replacement + support reconstruction, rectification of the left door sill seal, lighting check, door greasing, rear bonnet grille fixing- 22.815km
- 05/2016: (Francorchamps Motors) 4 new MICHELIN tyres, gaskets carburator, alternator belt, ancestor restoration, crankshaft stuffing, gasket, air filter, 2 new belts, oil filter, o-ring, - 22.815km
- 10/2016: (Francorchamps Motors), crankcase oil leak check, left door seal replacement, airco check, revolution sensor replacement, seedo pulse
- Official Italian delivery paper
- Invoices of all the maintenances
- Maintenance book
- Automobile club paper
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