October 1975 saw the debut at the Paris Motor Show of the most successful shape ever to wear the Cavallino Rampante emblem, the Ferrari 308. The 3-litre, four-cam V8 was more or less unchanged until March 1981 when Bosch fuel injection was added in place of the 4 double-choke Webers, reducing the engine’s power output significantly. Two years later, the 4-valve per cylinder Quattrovalvole or ‘QV’ model pushed output back up to 240bhp restoring the status quo.
Built in 1984, this 308 was delivered to its first owner in Texas in the same year. The car has an extensive service history with foremost Ferrari tuner Bob Norwood, who fitted the car with a turbo and intercooler in early 1988. Bob Norwood has been building, racing, restoring and servicing vintage/race Ferraris and other vehicles for over fifty years. He’s known for incorporating innovative developments into high-performance automotive design. In the mid ‘80s, Bob’s modified Ferrari 308 QV, the first with programmable fuel injection, set two class speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats and one of them stood for 26 years.
Norwood continued to service the car up until mid-2004 when it appears the car was stored up until 2016, when the current vendor obtained the car. Since import the car has been serviced by Ferrari specialist Supercar clinic in Bolton, and has recently had an interior re-trim, a new steering rack, new suspension bushes, roll bar bushes and new fuel injectors. Offered with a UK V5 registration document and a current MOT valid until August 2018.