1981 1981 Ferrari 308 GTS - GTSi

GTSi

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 4th December 2008

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, complemented 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. Producing 255bhp at 7,700rpm and