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Lot 21

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina

Coachwork by Scaglietti

SOLD $192,500

Estimate

$175,000 - $225,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

19505

Car Highlights

Beautiful and Iconic Pininfarina-Designed Bodywork
One of Just 712 Fiberglass-Bodied 308s Produced
Fully Documented Ownership History from New
Offered from 14 Years of Exacting Single-Owner Care
An Exceptional Example of an Early-Production 308

Technical Specs

2,927 CC DOHC V-8 Engine
Four Weber 40 DCNF Twin-Choke Carburetors
240 BHP at 6,600 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
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Launched at Paris in 1975, the Pininfarina-designed 308 GTB replaced the Dino 246 and eventually Bertone’s 308 GT4. The first 712 cars built were bodied in fiberglass, or vetroresina, while later bodies were made in steel. Using four Weber carburetors, the 308’s mid-mounted, all-alloy four-cam V-8 engine initially produced 240 bhp for North American export. With fully independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and outstanding balance, the 308 – particularly the early fiberglass cars – are rightly coveted by Ferrari connoisseurs today.

Chassis 19505 is one of only a handful of original Canadian-delivery examples and one of just 100 produced for the North American market. The Ferrari was acquired by the exacting consignor in 2000, and, while in excellent condition upon acquisition, the consignor immediately engaged experts Frank DiPonzio and Tony Macri to thoroughly restore the GTB into one of the finest extant. Most recently, 19505 was thoroughly serviced by Massimo Conti, a former F1 mechanic to Michael Schumacher, including the timing belts and rebuilding of the brake calipers. With unbroken history from new, the 308 is accompanied by manuals in an original Ferrari pouch, two original key sets, a tool roll, and service history documents. Quite simply, this is one of the finest examples of the coveted 308 GTB Vetroresina available today.