The superstar of the Paris motor show in 1975 was the 308 GTB, Ferrari’s much-anticipated successor to the Dino 246 GT. This was Ferrari’s first foray into lightweight fiberglass-bodied, or vetroresina, production cars, although the company switched to the more traditional pressed-steel configuration in late 1977, rendering existing fiberglass examples especially collectible. Designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, the new 308 adopted the GT4’s V-8 engine, with 237 hp and 154 mph top speed, and enjoyed great acclaim when driven by Jean-Claude Andruet of the Pozzi Ferrari Team, with wins at the Tour de France Automobile and Targa Florio.
Only 2,897 examples of the 308 GTB were built between 1975 and 1980, and it is believed that a mere 808 were early fiberglass variants. This 308 GTB Vetroresina is finished in the desirable original shade of Argento Auteil, and wears correct Michelin XWX tires on Cromodora five-spoke, 14" alloy wheels. Displaying 18,925 km (11,759 miles) at the time of cataloguing, the black leather seats display appropriate patina, and the dashboard and interior are in beautiful condition. Currently with its third owner, chassis 19739 presents in a wonderful state of preservation.
Offered today with the tool roll and a leather document case containing the owner’s manual, warranty card, and service book, this silver 308 GTB Vetroresina is exceptionally original – and as an early fiberglass example, it is highly sought-after and collectible.