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Lot 149 - 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS Qv

Delivered new to Björn Borg

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ESTIMATE €120,000- €180,000

Auction Legende et Passion Monaco 2018
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Lot Number 149
Reg. Number Swedish Registered
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1985
Make Ferrari
Model 308 GTS Qv

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Bjorn Borg is one of the greatest players in tennis history. Perhaps the greatest player of the open era in tennis. He is the 1st of two men to have won Wimbledon 5 straight years in the modern era; the 2nd being Roger Federer. He also won the French Open 6 times for a total of 11 major titles, the second highest of the open era and the third highest of all time next to Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Roy Emerson who had 14,14 and 12 respectively. Borg is estimated to have won about 100 tournaments in his short career. He is the only man to have won the double of the French Open on red clay and Wimbledon on grass three years in a row.

 

His rivalries with John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors are legendary. The match with John McEnroe in the 1980 Wimbledon final was perhaps the finest tennis match ever played. Certainly the fourth set tie-break in which each player fought off match points and set points respectively was perhaps the most famous tie-break of all time. Borg won that match 8-6 in the fifth set. Arguably the greatest player of all time.

 

Delivered new to Björn Borg in 1985 whilst he was enjoying his early retirement from tennis, this lovely 308 GTS Quattrovalvole was owned by Borg up until 1990 before he decided to give the Ferrari a new home. Since Borg’s ownership the 308 has been in the hands of just two Swedish keepers, and in total the car has covered a mere 32,000 kilometres from new.

 

Offered with extremely unusual luggage in the form of a black Schedoni bag to fit a tennis racket, this is a unique opportunity for fans of both the ultimate tennis player and the ultimate sports car brand.


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