Introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in 1975, the contemporary styled 308 GTB – Ferrari’s second V8 road car – marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed 308 GT4. Badged as a ‘proper’ Ferrari rather than a Dino as its predecessor was, the 308 GTB had changed little mechanically apart from a reduction in both wheelbase and weight, retaining its predecessor’s underpinnings and transversely mounted engine that now featured dry-sump lubrication.
In road tune this superbly engineered power unit produced 255bhp, an out-put good enough to propel the 308 GTB to a top speed of over 150mph. Produced initially with fiberglass bodywork – the first time this material had been used for a production Ferrari, the Scaglietti-built 308 GTB used steel after April 1977. Further developments included the introduction of an open-top GTS version with Targa-style removable roof.
The fine example offered here was delivered new to Rome, Italy, last changing hands in 1996 to the last private owner in Mantova. Clearly well looked after, the 308 has just 30,000 kilometers recorded, and still even wears the factory plastic film to the door panels.
Absolutely original, this car is a true delight, having had only a small amount of paint at the front to remove stone chipping. The 308 is presented with all books, folder, tools, and spare wheel, and is to original specification throughout. Finished in Rosso Corsa with a tan interior, this is a really great example of one of Ferrari’s most accessible and beautiful road cars.