Ferrari 308 Vetroresina 1976-77
Chassis no. 18889
•Rare early glassfibre-bodied dry-sump model
•One of only 712 vetroresina models produced
•Original colour combination
•Fully restored to the highest standards
•Comes with original books and Ferrari pouch
The 308GTB offered here has the lighter glassfibre (vetroresina) bodywork and dry-sump lubrication of the very first cars produced, which are the most sought after by enthusiasts today.
Introduced at the Paris Salon in 1975, the stunningly beautiful 308 GTB – Ferrari's second V8-engined road car - marked a welcome return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed Dino 308 GT4. Badged as a 'proper' Ferrari rather than a Dino, the newcomer had changed little mechanically apart from a reduction in wheelbase, while retaining its predecessor's underpinnings and transversely mounted quad-cam 3.0-litre V8 engine, which now featured dry-sump lubrication. In road tune this superbly engineered power unit produced 255bhp, an output good enough to propel the aerodynamically efficient 308 to a top speed of 150mph (240km/h).
Produced initially with glassfibre (vetroresina) bodywork - the first time this material had been used for a production Ferrari - the Scaglietti-built 308 GTB used steel after April 1977. The change brought with it a considerable weight penalty (around 80kg) and consequent reduction in performance, as well as an increased susceptibility to corrosion. Naturally, anyone wanting to race a 308 GTB started out with the vetroresina version if they could. Further developments included the introduction of an open-top GTS version with Targa-style removable roof, the adoption of Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection (1980) and, finally, revised cylinder heads with four valves per cylinder (1982).
One of only 712 vetroresina 308 GTB coupés produced, this example retains its original colour combination of red with black leather interior, and currently displays a total of some 67,000 kilometres on the odometer. Works carried out relatively recently include replacing the clutch, suspension springs, brake discs, exhaust system, ignition leads, and electrics, while the bodywork has been refurbished and the bodywork brightwork re-chromed. Described by the vendor as in generally very good condition, the car comes complete with service book, instruction manuals, sundry invoices, technical inspection, Belgian registration papers, and the all-important Ferrari Classiche certification. A wonderful opportunity to acquire an original example of this most desirable version of the iconic Ferrari 308 GTB.
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