LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB.
The Ferrari 308 GTB is a V8 mid-engine 2-seater sports car manufactured by the Italian company Ferrari from 1975 to 1980. The 308's body was designed by Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti, who had been responsible for some of Ferrari's most celebrated shapes to date such as the Daytona, the Dino and the Berlinetta Boxer. This was the first Ferrari to benefit from the full-size tunnel right from the prototype stage. The Pininfarina-styled Ferrari 308 GTB was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 as a supplement to the Bertone-shaped 2+2 Dino 308 GT4 and a direct replacement for the 2-seater Dino 246. A notable aspect of the early 308 GTB was that, although still built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti, its bodywork was entirely made of glass-reinforced plastic (or GRP) - another first for Ferrari - allowing a very lightweight to enhance performance. This lasted until June 1977 when the 308 production was switched to steel bodies.
The 308 had a tube frame with separate body. The engine was a V8 of a 90 degree configuration, with belt-driven twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank. It was transversely mounted in unit with the transaxle transmission assembly. All models used a full synchromesh 5-Speed Manual and a clutch-type limited slip differential. Suspension was all-independent, comprising double wishbones, coaxial coil springs and hydraulic dampers, and anti-roll bars on both axles; four wheel vented disc brakes were also fitted. Steering was rack and pinion. They were known for smooth acceleration with a real good power range. Test performance for the 308 GTB (GRP) revealed impressive acceleration for the period with the quarter mile at 14.6 and 96 mph, 0-100 mph in 15.9 and top speed of 154 mph
This Ferrari 308 GTB is certainly rare, being one of only 808 of the fiberglass examples (vetroresina in Italian) produced for the world wide market. It is offered in very rare factory color of Nero complemented by a black leather interior. Recently, it has been repainted in its factory color that has been wet sanded and polished to an outstanding luster. The interior remains largely original except for the seats which have been re-trimmed in their original material. Important with any vintage Ferrari, is the service history which this car has invoices dating back to the early 1980s. Also recently it has undergone a complete major service performed by an authorized Ferrari dealership. The original Ferrari Cromodora 5-spoke 14-inch alloy wheels are fitted with a newer set of period correct Michelin XWX 205/70vr14 tires.
Included in the sale, the new owner will receive a tool roll, owner’s manual, sales and service booklet, lubricant chart, service history and dealer brochure. Today, the Vetroresina/Glass Fiber cars are the most collectible of the 308. This is a great opportunity to acquire a very rare Prancing Horse – 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB – sleek looks, impressive power and handling to satisfy any Ferrari fanatic.