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. In 1980 fuel injection was added to the 308 and power went down from 255 bhp to 214 bhp, however two years later four vales per cylinder were added giving quattrovalvole models 240bhp. The 308 was manufactured in both GTB and GTS forms from 1977 to 1985 before being replaced by the 328.
This left-hand drive 308 GTSi was supplied new in 1982 and is a desirable example finished in one of the most impressive colour combinations of red with black leather interior. Simply screaming 1980s exotica, this Ferrari is supplied with a full supplying dealer service history and only 2 owners from new. The current owner discovered this car in a large European private collection in the dry climate of Italy. Supplied with all hand books and service book with original Ferrari Wallet, it contains a large number of stamps from Ferrari main dealers.
Having covered 90,000 Kilometres or 56,000 miles, the current owner has just carried out a full UK MoT and this Ferrari is supplied with Italian registration papers. The paintwork is described as completely original, never painted and the interior as very good and all original. Sound, unmolested examples of 308s are becoming harder to find these days and this car represents an exciting proposition for its next owner.