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Unveiled at the 1975 Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari 308 GTB replaced the much-loved Dino 246. Thoroughly modern and well handling, the 308 was powered by a 2.9-liter DOHC V-8, and utilized double wishbones and disc brakes at all four corners. Arriving in 1977, a Targa-roofed GTS model was identifiable by a black removable roof panel and louvered panels over the rear-quarter glass.
Finished in atypical-for-the-era black with a black leather interior, this 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi registers approximately 9,200 miles and is believed by the consignor to retain the majority of its factory-applied finishes. Delivered new to Frederick Bourke of Seal Harbor, Maine, by Foreign Cars Italia of Greensboro, North Carolina, this 308 presents extremely well throughout, with the interior exhibiting none of the leather shrinkage common to the model. A period-correct Blaupunkt radio is still installed and, in January 2018, the engine received a timing belt service. Accompanying the sale are this car’s books, jack, and Targa top cover.
The 308 gained widespread fame by appearing for eight seasons alongside Tom Selleck in the 1980s television series Magnum, P.I. A very fine low-mileage and exceptionally original example, this particular open-roof 308 GTSi deserves your close attention.