Offlcially introduced at the Paris Salon in October 1975, the 308 GTB’s styling was all new but incorporated all of the old magic by blending aspects of the Dino 206/246 with the later 365 GT4/BB. Reminiscent of the Boxer was the dihedral groove at bumper level splitting top and bottom, the plunging nose and the sail panels reaching back to meet a shallower spoiler, while the conical side air intakes and recessed concave rear window were familiar from the Dino.
The very first 308 GTBs produced, until the end of 1976, were the fastest and best handling, thanks to a fibreglass body that weighed substantially less than the steel coachwork which replaced it. These first cars also featured race-bred dry sump lubrication, which again was replaced after a short period in favour of the less expensive wet sump system. For both of these reasons the first 308 GTBs are the most sought-after nowadays and are justly regarded as the finest of the 308/328 range.
This lovely example in Chiarro Rosso with black leather interior comes with its original manuals and is in good condition throughout.
Ce bel exemplaire de Chiarro Rosso avec son intérieur en cuir noir est livré avec son manuel d’origine et est en bon état général.
|Auction||2016 mondial de l'automobile paris|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||EU Registered|
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