Lot 15

2018   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2018

1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina

Coachwork by Scaglietti

SOLD $138,600


$175,000 - $200,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

A First-Year 308 GTB
One of 712 Total Fiberglass Cars and 100 Examples Specified for the US
Accompanied by Tools, Jack, Owner’s Manuals, and Literature on the Model
Documented with Service Invoices and Prior Registrations
Well-Maintained Example of the Rare US-Specified, Fiberglass-Bodied Model

Technical Specs

2,926 CC DOHC 90º V-8 Engine
Four Weber 40 DCNF Twin-Choke Carburetors
240 BHP at 6,600 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent-Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs
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From a Private Collection

Introduced in 1976, the Ferrari 308 GTB revolutionized the marque’s midengine model line with a new V-8 engine and updated coachwork. The first 712 examples were clothed in fiberglass before Ferrari switched to steel bodies, making the earlier examples particularly desirable. Chassis 19521 is one of 100 examples specified for the US, completing assembly during June 1976. Initially sold to a Seattle-based enthusiast, the 308 reportedly relocated to California during the early 1990s. By 2012 the car was owned by Joseph Thomas Murphy of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and he returned it to California in 2014 for well-documented attention to the engine, ignition, and fuel systems.

Acquired by the consignor shortly thereafter, the Ferrari was entrusted to Francorchamps of America Inc. in Costa Mesa, California, for further sorting, including a rebuild of the radiator, air-conditioning, carburetors, brakes, and the steering rack. Interior Concepts and Designs reupholstered the seats with supple beige leather with black inserts, while numerous other finishing measures were undertaken, including the reconditioning of the dashboard and speedometer. Rex Nguyen Restorations performed careful and comprehensive cosmetic detailing in 2016 to increase the Ferrari’s overall appeal.

This early 308 Vetroresina is accompanied by owner’s manuals, a jack, and a tool kit, and is documented with service invoices. It offers the superb cachet of one of the marque’s rare modern production models.