- Chassis # ZFFUA13A1E0050715
- A Very Nice And Well Cared For Example
- Finished In Contrasting Nero Over Tan
- Showing Just Over 33K Miles From New
- Recent Major Service Completed Less Than 100 Miles Ago
- Sale Includes Toolkit, Jack, Spare Tire, Owner’s Manuals & Booklet
This car is currently located in: Pontiac, MI
After the famous Dino 206 and 246 came the Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS. Available as either a Berlinetta or a Targa top car, respectively, the 308 shared a lot of mechanical underpinnings with the Dino and was also designed by Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti. The biggest upgrade came under the hood, as Ferrari gave the 308 the 2.9 L Tipo F106 V8 engine, instead of a V6 like the Dino, and a five-speed manual transmission. In 1980, both models received Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection leading to the 308 GTBi and GTSi.
Another upgrade came two years later in 1982 when Ferrari gave the car four valves per cylinder, called it the quattrovalvole, and pushed power output to 240 hp through the same five-speed manual transmission. Exterior changes included a louvered panel in the front for radiator exhaust air, power-operated mirrors, a redesigned radiator grille with rectangular driving lights on each side, and rectangular side markers. The interior received a new, satin black three-spoke steering wheel, and optional cloth seat inserts. The new quattrovalvole model carried over the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and Magneti Marelli Digiplex electronic ignition. All US models were equipped with catalytic converters to meet emissions regulations. Between 1982 and 1985, the quattrovalvole model saw 3042 GTS Targa top examples produced but only 748 GTB Berlinetta examples.
This particular example, Chassis # ZFFUA13A1E0050715, is a 1984 GTS Targa top quatrovalvole. It came from the factory with a Nero paint job and a contrasting tan leather interior.
The CarFax history report starts in February of 1994 when the car had 20,430 miles on the odometer. The service records on file also start around this time, largely from MotorCars International in Springfield, MO. Several took place in July of 2000 with one notable service including dying the seats, console, and both side door panels. In September of that same year, it returned for a 30,000-mile service which included timing belts, seals, filters, and the water pump.
In June of 2005, the Ferrari joined the inventory of Youngblood Auto Group in Springfield, MO and in November of that year, it received a new fender emblem from MotorCars International. In January of 2006, a new cam belt was installed along with its tensioner and idler bearing as well as an alternator belt and air conditioning belt. In April, Specialty Motorwerkes in Dayton, OH, treated the car to a new distributor cap, rotor, and gasket. In November of 2006, new mirror caps were installed from Maranello Auto Parts in Tucker, GA.
Things changed in July of 2007, when the Ferrari was bought by someone in Rochester, MI who went on to own the car until it was consigned to us in 2023. In February of 2013, it received another major service at All Ferrari Parts in Westerville, OH that included timing belt and bearing, cam cover gasket and seals, water pump seal, filters, and distributor cap gasket. In May of that same year, T. Rutlands provided new radiator hoses, a lower radiator water pipe, and an OEM trunk cover. In February of 2014, two new window accelerator modules were sourced from Ricambi America in Winston Salem, NC along with an entire fusebox from Birdman’s 308 Parts in North Reading, MA. The latest service on record, sourced with parts from Ricambi America in April of 2020, echoes the major service performed in 2013 with a new timing belt and bearing, cam cover gasket and seals, water pump seal, filters, and distributor cap gasket. It was performed by the owner less than 100 miles ago.
As it sits, this is a very clean 308 with few blemishes and less than 35,000 miles on the odometer. Thanks to the recently performed major service, this Italian stallion should provide its future owner with plenty of 80s action movie-style, high-speed motoring. Your local chapter of the Ferrari Club of America is sure to welcome you with open arms as well. Upon purchase, the new owner will receive the original toolkit, jack, spare tire, owner’s manuals & booklets, and all of the service records on file.
body and paint
The body is remarkably straight with great shut gaps. The doors close with ease and a firm thud. Overall, the exterior is in really nice shape. Minor imperfections such as slight peppering on the painted portions of wheel-wells behind the wheels and slight peppering on the lower portion of the front bumper consistent with the mileage.
glass and trim
The glass appears to be all original with correct markings throughout. The trim finish is correct and consistent with the age and mileage as are the front/rear bumpers. They remain supple, free from warping and fade.
The wheels are in respectable condition showing no signs of curb rash. The center caps could use replacements as they are cracked.
seats and surfaces
The seats, headliner, carpets, dash, and leather around the center console are extremely tight-fitting. The driver side seat has some creasing but nothing excessive. Everything functions as it should with no excessive wear on any components.
functionality and accessories
Everything appears to operate as it should. The gauges, lights, radio, fan, wipers, hazard lights etc. function properly. The window regulators, which are a known issue for operating slowly, but eventually complete the task.
engine bay and trunk
The engine bay presents very nicely. All of the finishes, factory-applied stickers, and many original clamps are still intact. Save for some of the serviceable, time-out items that have been replaced, the engine bay is largely original and exemplary of how it came off the factory floor.
The trunk area is clean and tidy. The front one retains its full-sized spare tire and a 5th 5-spoke Cromadora wheel. The rear trunk has the factory tool set and jack present and the leather cover still works as it should.
With little effort, the engine comes to life from a cold start. It sounds exceptionally smooth, with ample throttle response and perfect exhaust note. When the throttle is applied, revving is linear and power is consistent.
The precise, gating shifting is smooth and effortless.
brakes and suspension
The brakes and suspension are very smooth and the car feels tight giving the driver a sense of confidence.
The tires are Michelin Pilot Sports and appear to be dated to 2000. Though they aren't hard or cracking we would recommend replacing them.
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