1978 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Rosso Corsa
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: EU registered Chassis Number: 23479
Although the much-loved Ferrari Dino 246 GT was replaced in 1973 by the all-new Dino 308 GT4, Ferrari’s first ever V8 engined production model, its Bertone styling and 2+2 seating received mixed reactions; it was not until 1975, when the 308 GTB was launched at the Paris Show, that aficionados of the marque felt the 246’s true successor had arrived.
The 308 GTB employed a tubular steel chassis with independent coil spring/wishbone suspension front and rear, complimented by anti-roll bars, adjustable dampers and powerful disc brakes. At is heart was a Formula One derived, all alloy, four camshaft 3.0 litre V8 engine, allied to a transversely mounted five-speed gearbox. Pininfarina’s stunning two seat coachwork combined the best features of the 246 and the later 356GT4/BB and looked just right.