The Ferrari 308 GTB berlinetta and targa topped 308 GTS are V8 mid-engined, 2-seater sports cars manufactured by the Italian company Ferrari from 1975 to 1985. The 308 replaced the Dino 246 GT and GTS in 1975 and was updated as the 328 in 1985. The similar 208 GTB and GTS were equipped with a smaller initially naturally aspirated, later turbocharged 2-litre engine, and sold mostly in Italy.
The 308’s body was designed by Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti, who had been responsible for some of Ferrari’s most celebrated shapes to date such as the Daytona, the Dino and the Berlinetta Boxer. The 308 used elements of these shapes to create something very much in contrast with the angular GT4.
The 308 had a tube frame with separate body. The 308 GTB/GTS and GT4 were mechanically similar, and also shared much with the original Dino. Both 308s sit on the same tube platform, however the GT4—being a 2+2—has a longer wheelbase. The engine was a V8 of a 90 degree configuration, with belt-driven twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank. It was transversely mounted in unit with the transaxle transmission assembly, which was below and to the rear of the engine’s sump. All models used a fully synchromesh 5-speed manual and a clutch-type limited slip differential. Suspension was all-independent, comprising double wishbones, coaxial coil springs and hydraulic dampers, and anti-roll bars on both axles; four wheel vented disc brakes were also fitted. Steering was unassisted rack and pinion. At the 1977 Frankfurt Motor Show the targa topped 308 GTS was introduced. Independently from the market, all GTS used a wet sump engine and were steel-bodied; European GTB models retained the dry sump lubrication until 1981.
This beautiful example of an iconic marque is the highly desirable GTS (targa top) version which is presented in excellent condition throughout, and is painted in red with light tan interior. The GTS has become one of the more recognizable and iconic cars produced by Ferrari to date. This is surely one of the finest examples on the market today and an opportunity not to be missed.
Dieses schöne Beispiel einer ikonischen Marke ist der begehrte GTS (Targa Top) Version in Rot mit hellerem Interieur, und ist in einem ausgezeichnetem Gesamtzustand. Bis heute gehört der GTS zu den ikonischen Autos von Ferrari mit hohem Wiedererkennungswert. Dies ist sicher eines der feinsten Stücke auf dem heutigen Markt, und eine Gelegenheit die nicht verpasst werden sollte.