1981 Ferrari 308 GTS
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Delivered new to Newport Beach, California
Rare and desirable 308 GTSi
One of only 1,743 built!
Recent $15,000 belt service performed by marque specialist Masimo Conti (former head mechanic for Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F1 racing team)
Gorgeous factory correct color combination
Excellent documentation including original books, detailed service records and tool roll
Factory air conditioning
Ferrari Nardi steering wheel
390mm alloy wheels
One of the best performing 308s we have seen in years!
Tremendous investment potential!
Perfect for the most demanding collector or enthusiast!
Introduced at the Paris Motor Show as the replacement for the Dino 246 in 1975, the 308 has a solid place in Ferrari history. Designed by Leonardo Fioravanti, who had previously penned the 365 Daytona for Pininfarina, the 308 quickly won over many enthusiasts for both its looks and performance. The 308 shared both its tube-frame platform and double-wishbone independent suspension with the Ferrari 308 GT/4. Power was derived from the 2,929cc transversely mounted V8, producing more than 240 horsepower and a top speed of 156 mph. 4-wheel disc brakes ensured excellent stopping power and when mated with the 5-speed manual transaxle, the 308 provided a driving experience like no other. The 308 GTS entered production in 1977, and while similar to the 308 GTB, the main difference between the two was its convertible Targa top which, when removed, provides the pleasure of open-air driving. Ferrari made sure to reinforce the chassis to account for the missing roof, leaving the handling dynamics of the GTB coupe largely intact. Beginning in 1980, Ferrari would adapt Bosch Fuel Injection and electronic ignition, changing the 308’s name to the 308 GTBi and 308 GTSi. Often considered as the more reliable 308, the GTBi and GTSi were built in limited numbers before the model was replaced by the 308 Quattrovalvole in 1982. As a whole, the 308 GTS is often associated with the TV show Magnum, P.I. as the model played a starring role in the series, capturing the hearts of many as it chased down criminals on the islands of Hawaii with actor Tom Selleck behind the wheel. The 308's iconic wedge shape was a staple of the time and is one of the most recognized today as it was on TV screens in the 1980’s, ensuring the 308 GTS collectability and desirability for years to come.
The 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi Targa featured here is finished in stunning Argento Silver with an impeccably kept black leather interior. This magnificent 308GTSi is among one of the finest examples of a GTSi we have seen in years! It was delivered new in Southern California and has been stored in a climate-controlled facility when not in use. Accompanying this investment grade Ferrari is its original owner’s manual, service booklet, detailed service records, as well as a receipt for $14,978 from a recent major belt service and tuning by renowned marque specialist Massimo Conti, former head mechanic for Michael Schumacher’s F1 team. We are pleased to offer what we believe to be one of the best examples of this iconic model to be found today. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
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Classic Car ID100755014
Custom ColorArgento Silver
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