1979 Ferrari 308 GTB
1979 308 GTB
Odometer: 57,505 miles
• Beautiful and desirable color combination
• Final year of the carbureted 308 GTB
• U.S. delivery car, includes books, tools, and jack
• Complete 30k major service in 2016
This beautiful US delivery 308 GTB (steel bodied) was produced on December 1979, which is the last year Ferrari offered a carbureted variant of the 308. Finished in wonderful Silver (Argento Auteuil) over Red (Rosso) leather. It's easy to see this car has been loved and cared for over the years. The vehicle received a complete bare metal repaint (photo documented) to renew it's aging factory silver paint, and even after several years the paint looks excellent. The Rosso red interior is very original with great patina, only natural aging and wear. Overall this vehicle is very clean and well preserved with a very good service history. Recently this 308 received an extensive engine out major service with new timing belts, water pump, valve adjustment, and several items replaced / updated due to age (hoses, seals, ignition wires, etc). Some noted enhancement to the car, 16” Ferrari wheels from a later model 308 and a TUBI exhaust muffler. Car comes with the original set of 14" wheels, as well as the owners manual/books, service records, tool kit, and jack kit.
The exterior Silver Metallic (Argento Auteuil) paint is beautiful. The body received a complete proper re-finished several years ago due to aging paint issues. A smooth finish with only minor rock chips on front lower chin, one small chip on the fender lip (right front) and a small (1/4 inch) paint blemish on the right lower panel behind door. Glass is in very good condition. Some light scratches on black window frames, which is normal for a car of this age. Wheels on the car are 16" from later model 308. Tires are in fair condition. The original 14" wheels do come with the car.
Beautiful interior with only patina (natural aging). Great looking gauges and switches. We had 4 of the climate control switches re-chromed to keep the beautiful look. Car is equipped with power windows (working), aftermarket radio/CD, A/C (working - cold) and rear window defrost.
The 308 has been cared for and has regularly received major and routine servicing. The service is up and many of the aging and normal wear items have recently replaced or inspected. An engine out major service with valve adjustment, all major coolant hoses were replaced, fuel hoses replaced, vacuum hoses replaced. The four Weber carburetors were cleaned, service and tuned. Many other items were addressed during this last major service. Driven on several day drives. The car runs and drivers very well and with working A/C it's enjoyable during warm/hot weather.
Chassis Number: F106AB 30397
Engine number: F106A E 01774
Engine spec: 2926 cc DOHC V8 / 205 hp
4 x Weber 40DCNF Twin Choke Carburetors
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Engine out major service with new belts, belt rollers, cam seals, valve adjustment, recondition weber carburetors, exhaust gaskets, distributor seals, new ignition wires, spark plugs, new fuel hoses, new coolant hoses and more. Major cleaning of engine, engine bay and suspension.
Ferrari produced about 2,897 carburetted 308 GTB's would wide between 1975 and 1980. For Ferrari this could be considered a high number, but for a world of enthusiast this is a rare car. The silver over red also makes is a special car for a classic color combo. The GTB 308/328 have a prettier shape. With the fixed roof, the chassis is more ridged and gives the occupants more head clearance.
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