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1979 FERRARI 308 GTS
The Ferrari 308 GTB was the successor to the Dino 308 GT4. Indeed, when the new Ferrari was first spotted testing in Italy, the ‘Prancing Horse’ magazine in the US called the 308 GTB ‘a very new Dino’. While the production car was Ferrari-badged from day one, it shared many of the Dino’s star qualities.
The engine, driveline, suspension, steering and brakes are shared with the 308 GT4, but to style the car, Ferrari returned to Pininfarina rather than work with Bertone again. The svelte lines penned by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina remain as stunning today as they were when first revealed in 1975.
In 1977, the Ferrari 308 GTS was introduced, which featured the added benefit of a black targa roof panel that could be easily removed and stowed in the cabin behind the seats.
This particular Ferrari 308 GTS is an original right-hand-drive example, first registered in the UK in June 1979. It is presented in red (Rosso Corsa) over beige (Sabbia) hide with Corda carpets, and still has its original and correct shallow front spoiler. The factory specification included air-conditioning and wide wheels.
The beautiful interior has outstanding patina with the all-original leather trim; its correct Philips Turnolock radio cassette player and even the emergency window crank handle still stowed behind the passenger seat. The 16-inch Ferrari wheels currently fitted offer a much broader choice of tyre, not to mention superior handling.
There is a lovely history file accompanying this Ferrari 308 GTS, including numerous old MOT certificates and invoices for works carried out. This Ferrari 308 GTS was first introduced to Foskers in 2008. We carried out various maintenance for its owner at the time, including a full carburettor rebuild, replacement water pump and cam overhaul with new seals and gaskets less than 2000 miles ago. The odometer has just ticked over 50000 miles from new
The Ferrari 308 GTS is a fantastic open-top sports car, and this example in particular is sure to put a huge smile on your face each time you get behind the wheel. Call us now to arrange an inspection and test drive of this wonderful classic Ferrari.
For more information about this Ferrari 308 GTS for sale in Kent, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01474 874555 or 07921 430430.
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