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Ferrari 308 GTB - Carburettor - Dry sump

1979 - 255 BHP - SOLD

Ferrari 308 GTB - Carburettor - Dry sump

1979 - 255 BHP - SOLD

Highlights of this Ferrari 308

  • Rare GTB dry sump carburetor example – 1 of only a handful in South Africa
  • 255 BHP – the most powerful 308 model (same power as Ferrari 308 with fiberglass body)
  • Superior build quality and only 150kg heavier than Ferrari 308 Fiberglass version
  • Long term current ownership – 14 years – engine was rebuilt at this point with new block – (original block included in sale)
  • Well maintained and sorted example – one of the most powerful Ferrari 308’s we have driven

The Ferrari 308

The Ferrari 308 GTB was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 with a lightweight Pininfarina designed and wind tunnel developed body with a transversely mounted V8 engine. The first 800 odd examples had fiberglass bodies with steel bodied cars being produced after April 1977 as a higher level of quality could be achieved in steel with a minimal weight difference (150kg heavier at 1200kg).

Various versions of the Ferrari 308 were produced, but only the first fiberglass cars and steel body Euro specification GTB cars with Weber carburetors and dry sump lubrication are desired by collectors

Why?

They are light, fast and provide the purest driving experience as the V8 engine was then in its most potent form.

  • 1975 to 1977 - Euro spec Ferrari 308 GTB Fibreglass cars weighed only 1050kg with 255 BHP
  • April 1977 onwards - Euro spec Ferrari 308 GTB Steel body cars weighed 1200kg with 255 BHP
  • USA, Australia and Japanese spec Ferrari 308 GTB cars got the wet sump engine which produced 240 BHP
  • Late 1977 - Euro spec GTS 308’s with removeable roof section used the wet sump engine with 240 BHP
  • 1980 onwards - Euro spec fuel injection cars saw a power reduction of 41 BHP to 214 BHP (USA cars dropped to 205 BHP)
  • Not even the Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole with 4 valves per cylinder matched the power of the first dry sump carburetor cars with only 240 BHP vs. 255 BHP

This Example:

  • This Ferrari 308 is one of the desirable European specification steel body GTB versions with the dry sump engine and 4 Weber carburetors.
  • It has been in long term ownership over the past 14 years. Shortly after purchase by the current owner a complete engine rebuild was completed using a new engine block with the original retained with the car and included in the sale.
  • It has been well maintained with a scheduled maintenance up to date and is a sorted example.
  • Unlike many Ferrari 308’s, this example has not been a garage queen and has been regularly used by its owner and provides one of the best Ferrari 308 driving experiences of any example we have driven to date
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This is a rare opportunity to secure a dry sump carburetor Ferrari 308 GTB in great condition. Contact Gareth or Jeremy for more details Tel: (021) 462 3558 or send us an enquiry via the contact form below.


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