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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.