Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1976
  • Mileage 
    94 000 mi / 151 279 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    F106AB19933
  • Engine number 
    F106A00397
  • Lot number 
    446
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Very rare. Just 154Vetroresina(Italian for fibreglass) examples left the factory in RHDdestined for the UKThese early 308s are much sought-after being lighter in weight and equipped with carburettors and dry-sump lubricationRHD/UK-supplied, originally in rare Blu Dino Metallizzato, body number 84, matching numbersComing from a privatevendor and 20-years diligent ownership; will revert to its original 1976 registration number 'TAP 971R'Meticulous mechanical upkeep since new, including a complete engine rebuild at 53,000 miles and a total ground-up photographic restoration in 2001Extensive history, numerous folders of invoices totalling approx. 70,000, all MOTs verifying mileage, full maintenance records from day one, complete original book-pack, build sheets and tool rollAn extremely healthy 308 that drives and performs quite superbly; recently fully cambelt serviced and 12 months MOTIntroduced at the Paris Salon in 1975, the stunningly beautiful 308 GTB - Ferrari's second V8-engined road car - marked a welcome return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed Dino 308 GT4. Badged as a 'proper' Ferrari rather than a Dino, the newcomer had changed little mechanically apart from a reduction in wheelbase, whilstretaining its predecessor's underpinnings and transversely mounted quad-cam 3.0-litre V8 engine, which now featured dry-sump lubrication. In road tune, this superbly engineered power unit produced 255bhp, an output good enough to propel the aerodynamically efficient 308 to a top speed of 150mph (240km/h). Produced initially with glass-fibre (Vetroresina) bodywork - the first time this material had been used for a production Ferrari - the Scaglietti-built 308 GTB used steel after April 1977. The change brought with it a considerable weight penalty (around 80kg) and consequent reduction in performance, as well as increased susceptibility to corrosion. Naturally, anyone wanting to race a 308 GTB started out with the Vetroresina version if they could.The car presented here is a 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina, a right-hand drive/UK-supplied matching numbers car, one of just 154examples that left the factory in this configuration destined for the UK (only 712 Vetroresina 308 GTB coups in total were ever produced).This car must be one of the most well maintained and best driving examples out there, with full maintenance records from day one. It was also the recipient of a total ground-up photographic restoration in 2001. The car has been used as intended, but diligently maintained, serviced and restored even when not required, with numerous accompanying folders of invoices totalling approx. 70,000. The engine was refreshed at 40,000 miles, a complete engine rebuild carried outat 53,000 miles (withcamshaftupgrade) and again refreshed at 70,000 miles, with hardened valves and seats installed in 2009, all by renowned Ferrari specialists. It has also benefited from new springs and dampers, its original air conditioningupgraded with modern internals, a new flywheel, clutch, clutch shaft, shaft gear and associated bearings all replaced in the last 1,000 miles. It has just had a full cam-belt service, a distributor rebuild and a rolling road tune-up, and now displaysa fully verifiable 94,000 miles (atoc).Our privatevendor has enjoyed his Vetroresina for 20 years andhas lavished much time and money on keeping it at its best but feels now the time has come to say goodbye. Retaining irreplaceable original items including two sets of keys, its complete book-pack, tool-roll, magnetic maintenance light and build sheets, this really is the complete classic Ferrari package.