Purchase Price

109,900 USD

Landed Price

Vehicle description

  SPECTACULAR CONDITION! ONLY 17,352 ORIGINAL MILES! 1 OF 2,185 BUILT OVER $18K SPENT DURING RECENT ENGINE-OUT SERVICE DESIRABLE COLOR COMBINATION DETAILED SERVICE RECORDS DATING BACK TO THE MID-1980S ONE OF THE LAST YEARS FOR WEBER CARBURETORS 5-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX INCLUDES BOOKS, SERVICE RECORDS, TOOLS, EXTRA KEYS, AND WEBER CARBURETOR TUNING GUIDE OPTIONS INCLUDE: FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING POWER WINDOWS 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES CAMPAGNOLO ALLOY WHEELS   The 1978 Ferrari 308GTS Targa offered here is finished in classic Rosso Corsa Red with an impeccably kept tan leather interior and Daytona Black accents. With only 17,352 miles, it is an extraordinary original survivor that still retains its original tools and owner’s manual. Careful examination of this motorcar reveals details that are unique to an original car that cannot be replicated by restoration. It is a prime candidate for Ferrari Classiche certification and all classes of Concours competition including Preservation Class. Detailed service records accompany this car including an $18K invoice which documents a recent complete engine-out service during May 2015. This service inspection included a cambelt change, new belt tensioners, and valve adjustment. This is arguably the best example of a Ferrari 308GTS to be found on the market today and we’re proud to offer this investment-grade 1978 Ferrari 308GTS Targa to the most astute collector or enthusiast who demands the best. Ferrari introduced the stunningly beautiful 308GTS at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 which marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed Dino 308GT4. Badged as a ‘proper’ Ferrari rather than a Dino, the newcomer had changed little mechanically apart from a reduction in both wheelbase and weight, retaining its predecessor’s underpinnings and transversely mounted 3-litre quad-cam engine. This superbly engineered power unit produced 255bhp, an output good enough to propel the 308GTS to a top speed of 150mph. Bodies were initially constructed in fiberglass, which was the first time this material had been used for a production Ferrari, but the switch was made to steel bodywork after April 1977. Further developments included the introduction of an open-top GTS version with a Targa-style removable roof. 1979 was the last year that Ferrari offered carbureted motorcars with their distinctive bubbling sound and much higher horsepower than the fuel-injected models which followed in 1980, but not before 2,185 steel-bodied, carburated 308GTS were produced. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years, with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014, and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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Specifications

Price109900
LocationSt. Ann, Missouri
Year1978
MakeFerrari
Model308 GTS
Exterior colorRosso Corsa Red
Interior color -
TransmissionManual
Engine sizeV-8
Odometer17352
Title status -
Aftermarket wheels -
Restoration history -
Exterior condition -
Seat Material -
Air ConditioningYes
AM/FM Radio -
Custom Stereo -
Tinted windows -
Power breaks -
Electronic ignition -
Engine history -
Engine condition -
Drive train -

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