1981 Ferrari 208


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1981 Ferrari 208 GTB
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Registration no. TDV 68W
Chassis no. F106CB33911

In 1975 Ferrari had introduced a 2.0-litre version of the Dino 308GT4 - the 208GT4 - to take advantage of the Italian market's vehicle taxation system, and it did the same following the introduction of the successor 308 GTB and GTS models in 1980. The 208 GTB and GTS used the same V8 engine, which featured a reduced bore size of 66.8mm (from 81mm) for a capacity of 1,991cc and produced 155bhp at 7,700rpm. By the time they were superseded by Turbo versions in 1982, a total of 160 GTB and 140 GTS models had been completed.

First registered on 5th March 1981 in Italy, this 208 GTB remained in its home country until late 2014 when it was imported into the UK. On arrival, the car was checked over, serviced and MoT'd. In February 2015, the engine was removed, stripped, and rebuilt, including replacement of the cam belt and gearbox oil. On file, the related invoice for over £9000 details the parts and labour involved. In March 2015, the Ferrari was registered to its sole UK keeper. During 2015, the nearside front shock absorber and bushes were replaced, and the steering rack rebuilt, followed by alignment of all four wheels.

Finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero Connolly leather interior, this car is equipped with air conditioning, electric windows, radio/cassette, and a Nardi steering wheel. It sits on correct Cromodora 14" alloy wheels, which are shod with appropriate Michelin XWX tyres. Presented in generally very good original condition, this rare Ferrari model comes complete with tool kit and spare wheel, and is offered with a UK V5C registration document and MoT until May 2019.