Ferrari 308 For Sale
Even without knowing its name, the 308 is probably the car shape that comes to mind when you think of a Ferrari. Unveiled in 1975, you may have recognized this Ferrari from the numerous TV appearances it made during its prime time.
Today, the Ferrari 308 remains to be a good-to-drive, nicely designed sports car. In fact, it’s now considered an investment classic car. Its value increases year after year.
To get value for your money, here are important things you should check when looking for a 308 Ferrari for sale.
Ferrari 308 Bodywork and Chassis
One of the features that are not widely known is that the Ferrari 308 GTB was traditionally fitted with a fiberglass body; besides the front lid which was made from aluminum. This was the first Ferrari to feature a fiberglass bodywork.
The idea hasn't been repeated by the company in mass production because fiberglass manufacturing proved to be quite expensive. Additionally, steel 308s become a big hit in 1977, and Ferrari continued to develop them throughout their lifespan. Today, fiberglass cars are the most collectible and most expensive.
The European 308 versions feature a tubular chassis, while both American and European models come with disc brakes, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, as well as front and rear anti-roll bars.
Ferrari 308 Engine
Ferrari 308 engines are built to last. The two-valve engines come with compact, powerful motors and sodium-filled exhaust valves that easily dissipates heat. Keep in mind that valves may become brittle over time and break, leading to an expensive engine rebuild. Be on the lookout for this when buying your 308.
Ferrari 308 Interiors
The driving position of the 308 is classic Italian. This means that it offers enough space to man-splay your legs and stretch your arms to grab the steering wheel. The rear-visibility is pretty impressive for a classic car and the original leather seats offer the elegance and comfort of a true sports car.
Where to Find a Ferrari 308 for Sale USA
Arguably, the Ferrari 308 has more charisma and driver interaction than most sports cars in the past decades. Even better, finding this classic masterpiece isn’t as hard as you think.
Whether it’s a special edition fiberglass 308 or a 1985 Ferrari 308 for sale, look no further than DuPont Registry.
We have a range of classic Ferrari 308 models at friendly prices from different auto dealers around the country. Check out our catalog to find something for you!
For those interested in purchasing a Ferrari 308 for sale, we have a limited selection in both the coupe and Targa-topped versions, vary depending on availability.
The company's 1975-1985 presence in the mid-engined, V8 segment of the luxury sports car market was represented by the 308 GTB, GTS, and GT4. The Pininfarina-bodied 308 GTB debuted at the 1975 Paris Auto Show featuring a 2.9 liter, 255 hp V8, with a tubular chassis below the body and four-wheel independent suspension. In 1977 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the Targa-topped GTS debuted. Compared to its fiberglassed hardtop sibling, the GTS was clad in a steel body. Shifts from fiberglass to steel also occurred in the late production GTBs. While the 308 GTB and GTS have many mechanical components in common and share a tubular chassis similar to the one Ferrari used in the 308 GT4, the GT4’s 2+2 configuration forced the wheelbase to be extended from the original GTB dimensions to accommodate rear passengers.
Recognized by fans and critics alike as one of the most prominent Italian sports cars of the seventies and eighties, the 308 GTS was featured in the Magnum, P.I. TV series. Gaining wide popularity due to its public exposure and distinctive styling, it has made it into the top five lists of sports cars in the 1970s.
Something to keep in mind when looking at the statistics of the 308 is the differences in power, weight, and construction due to varied safety and emissions standards required by the US and Europe. The stringent standards of 1970s US automotive legislation resulted in an 18 hp drop from 255 hp to 237 hp, while weight was added to the 308 model line in the form of bulked up bumpers and chassis reinforcements to satisfy safety requirements.
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