1988 Ferrari 208

GTS Turbo Targa-Top

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Mileage 
    35 500 mi / 57 132 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Rosso Corsa
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1988 Ferrari 208 GTS Turbo Targa-Top For Sale In London (LHD)

Factory fitted air conditioning
Rare Italian market model
Just 35,500 miles from new
Complete with tools and original service book
One of only 828 built
Recent belt change - ready for immediate use

Finished the iconic colour combination of Rossa Corsa coachwork with Crema hide. Benefitting with the highly desirable factory option of air conditioning and 16'' alloy wheels with matching Continental tyres fitted. Built for the Italian home market and supplied new via MOTOR S.P.A Bologna 30th November 1988. Over the course of the next 31 years, this example has been meticulously maintained throughout its life. Prior to the arrival of the car into the UK in 2016 it had been in the same ownership since 1995 where the car was registered in the prestigious Italian automotive club ASI.

On file, the car still has its original factory supplied service book which is exceptionally rare to find still with the car plus a wealth of invoice and history. The overall condition of this beautiful example is reflected in its ultra-low miles, this is reinforced with the overall condition of the car which will simply not disappoint upon viewing. The cabin is exquisitely presented throughout showing virtually little signs of wear to the seats, door cards, gearbox tunnel and dashboard which these cars are prone to suffer with if poorly maintained.  The coachwork again is a reflection of how the former owners have looked after this example and saving the best to last its highly detailed engine compartment.

Early viewing is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Turbocharging had taken a strong foothold in Formula 1 racing and the experience gained on the tracks soon made the leap to production with the 208 GTB Turbo, unveiled at the 1982 Turin Motor Show.

The 2,000 cc V8 was given a considerable injection of power which radically transformed the whole character of the car, lending it the kind of superb acceleration normally unthinkable in a car of this displacement. A GTS version with a removable Targa top was also available.

Initially there were no plans to produce a targa roof variant on the 208 Turbo, but due to demand from clients the 208 GTS Turbo became available in 1983. As with the fixed roof version, the changes to the Pininfarina designed body relative to the 208 GTS were very small, there was a deep front spoiler with a row of five horizontal cooling slots just below the radiator grille and the front lid featured a row of satin black finished louvres to increase airflow through the radiator, due to the higher temperatures created by the turbocharging of the engine.

Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call 0208 878 3355 for more information.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.