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Introduced in 1975, the 308 GTB was the direct descendent of the Dino. The body was designed by Pininfarina's Leonardo Fioravanti, who had been responsible for some of Ferrari's most celebrated shapes to date, including the Daytona, the Dino and the Berlinetta Boxer.
The first production GTB rolled off the assembly line with a body made of fibreglass. Ferrari were unsure if they would register enough interest with the model, and so tested the waters with fibreglass which could be made more cost-effectively in small numbers. The instant success of the “Vetroresina” meant that they would indeed tool up to build the car in steel.
The engine was a 3.0 litre 90-degree V8, with belt-driven twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank. It was transversely mounted in unit with the transaxle transmission assembly, which was below and to the rear of the engine's sump. All models used a fully synchromeshed 5-speed manual and a clutch-type limited slip differential. Suspension was all-independent.
The fibreglass cars and early cars were equipped with carburettors and a dry sump, however in late 1979 the cars started to feature a wet sump and then in 1980 Ferrari made the leap to Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection in order to meet ever more tricky U.S. emission standards. Clearly, Enzo Ferrari did not want to go this route as the race cars of the day retained carburettors. This change had several resulting effects to the 308. For one, it lost the intoxicating intake howl of the Webers.
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Delivered new to Australia in 1976, this Ferrari 308 GTB 'Vetroresina' is finished in the timeless colourway of Rosso over a tan interior.
Imported and registered in the UK in 2015, the owner deliberately sought out a solid and low mileage example from a dry climate such as Australia. The car is now offered to market from the care of its sole UK owner and as such, shows just one keeper on the V5C. Although used only sparingly, OBA 462P would be a regular participant at many Ferrari Owner's Club rallies and tours.
Complete with its original owner’s manual and service book, this elegant Ferrari 308 GTB 'Vetroresina' has recently been subject to a major cambelt service and additional works by marque specialists, DK Engineering. The GTB is a rarer car on our roads than the later GTS model and to many, demonstrates the Pininfarina design in a purer form.
Having been in loving ownership throughout its life, this 308 is ready for its new lease of life and presents in a condition suitable for regular use immediately, but at the same time the car would benefit from occasional enhancements as the owner sees fit.
Front Right: Pirelli P7 Cinturato - 205/55 R16 - 46/15 - 8.5mm
Front Left: Pirelli P7 Cinturato - 205/55 R16 - 46/15 - 8.5mm
Rear Right: Pirelli P7 Cinturato - 225/50 R16 - 50/15 - 8.5mm
Rear Left: Pirelli P7 Cinturato - 225/50 R16 - 50/15 - 8.5mm
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**DK Engineering are selling this car on behalf of the private owner, offered with the usual DK Engineering level of service (subject to Ts & Cs). Please note, no warranty is implied or provided with this car. The sale shall be done through a bill of sale from owner to buyer.