1984 Ferrari 308

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1984
  • Mileage 
    68 000 mi / 109 436 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFLA13C000049221
  • Engine number 
    49221
  • Lot number 
    334
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 68,000 miles showing supported by a comprehensive, detailed history folderPresented in the rare and attractive colour combination of Argento silver over cream leatherThe final variant of the 308, the QV featured, among other updates, fourvalves per cylinder and a power output of 240bhpA usable classic sports car with beautiful styling and sparkling performance offering an exciting ownership experienceOctober 1975 saw the debut at the Paris Motor Show of the most successful shape ever to wear the Cavallino Rampante emblem, the Ferrari 308, and during its comparatively long production run from 1975-89, over 20,000 examples of all engine types and sizes were produced. This new car was constructed on a traditional steel tube chassis, but its beautiful bodywork was initially manufactured in GRP and then, after two years, Scaglietti started making GTBs in steel. The 3-litre, four-cam V8 was more or less unchanged until March 1981 when Bosch fuel injection was added in place of the fourdouble-choke Webers, reducing the engine's power output significantly, although the final drive was altered on these cars to give similar acceleration to a carburettor car. Two years later, the 4-valve per cylinder Quattrovalvole or 'QV' model pushed output back up to 240 bhp restoring the status quo. European spec cars boasted higher horsepower than cars built for the American market and were lighter. Only 748 308 GTB/S QV models were produced and they are considered by many to be the most desirable of all the 308 variations as they are the fastest and most subtly styled with a deep front valance, racing mirrors and short lightweight bumpers.This UK-supplied right-hand drive QV presents superbly in the rare colour combination of Argento Silver with cream leather seats, setting the car apart from the usual red/cream, red/black Ferrari standard. This example is accompanied by a complete and detailed history folder supporting the current odometer reading of 68,000 miles including invoices and MOTs dating back to 1984. The original stamped service book is present with supporting paperwork up-to-date and the last major belt service was completed in October 2018, only 1,000 miles ago. In summary, its clear that this lovely Ferrari has been regularly enjoyed and only maintained by highly regarded marque specialists. Although you wouldnt consider 68,000 miles as particularly high for a 35-year-old car, many Ferrari experts believe its the cars that are used frequently that drive the best and tend to be more reliable and the old adage Abusy Ferrari is a happy Ferrari has a lot of merit.One of only 233 right-hand drive examples produced, the 308 GTS QV with its timeless lines, rewarding handling, removable roof paneland that raspy V8 just behind you, offers the perfect way into classic Ferrari ownership.