1979 Ferrari 308 GTS
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The first ten years of ownership history of 308 GTS s/n 27437 are unknown, but by the 1990s s/n 27437 was owned by Gitano Gambrioli of Ramona in Southern California. In 2000 Gitano Gambrioli and his French wife moved back to France and so ownership went to Roger Gordon, a retired aviation mechanic who had worked on the Douglas DC3 and later Lockheed L 1011, before retiring to Ramona in southern California. When purchased s/n 27437 had roughly 30,000 miles and at 31,000 miles Roger did a valve job with eight new exhaust valves, all new valve seats, all new valve guides and new valve guide seals. Today 308 GTS s/n 27437 has 68,294 miles and has been well maintained throughout Roger Gordons twenty-two year ownership.
Today the paint on 308 GTS s/n 27437 is nice with no signs of spot repairs over the years, however it does have some small rock ships that you would expect after over 60,000 miles. All panels have excellent gaps and fit. There is no evidence of accident repairs to the body, underside or chassis. The trim, gaskets, window glass and lenses are also in good condition, as is the leather on the seats and door, especially considering that 308 GTS s/n 27437 is now 43 years old! The dash covering and headliner are also in very nice condition, again, especially considering that it is now 43 years old! The carpets have been protected by throw rugs and because of this are in good condition. The car had excellent drivability and shifts smooth through all gears. It goes straight, hands-off, with no shimmy and brakes in a straight line. The engine bay and the under panels, belly pan and suspension are in good condition. All original smog equipment is in place and working!
From new in red with black leather, a black dash and tan carpets. 308 GTS s/n 27437 is mounted on an expensive set of 16 center-lock Speedline wheels fitted with 225/50 ZR Michelin Sport front and 245/50 ZR Michelin Sport rear tires with a 2006 date code. Later model mirrors and a rear engine lid airfoil have also been added. There are two small dents in the hood and there is a small chunk out of the rubber front bumper. To be on the safe side 308 GTS s/n 27437 could use a 30k mile cam-belt service which includes new cam belts and cam seals, new accessory belts and hoses, new tensioner bearings, plugs, fuel hoses, a new A/C receiver drier, fresh R134 Freon, a new water pump, engine and trans oil changed and the brake fluid and coolant flushed plus and a full set of tires, all of which can be done for $8-$10k or less. A great looking, great sounding, user-friendly 1979 USA model 308 GTS that will not disappoint. Fly in for an impressive test drive. 68,294 miles. Priced to sell at $67,500 or best offer
- Classic Car ID101864835
- Stock NumberN/A
- Body StyleN/A
- Mileage68,294 miles
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