Boynton Beach, FL, United States
35 km (22 mi)
Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 the 308 model went through a number of notable changes including a fiberglass or Vetrossina body in its early stages, followed by a dry sump, steel body. Later, in 1982 at the Paris Motor show once again, the model line introduced a new Quattrovalvole engine upgrade which also increased the horsepower back up to 240hp, having been lowered in previous years due to emission restrictions on the earlier injected engine models. The new model could be distinctly recognised by the additional slim louvered panel in the front lid which was there to aid radiator exhaust air to exit and cool the car more efficiently. Additionally, the radiator grill was redesigned with placement of two rectangular driving lights featured on either side. The power operated mirrors featured a small enamel badge and rectangular side repeaters were installed on either side of the front nose.
The wonderful example featured here was originally delivered new to Italy where it was sold through Crepaldi and finished in Rosso Corsa over Nero leather interior with black carpets, the same livery it wears today. It appears to have been optioned with factory air conditioning, power windows and the desirable deep front spoiler. The early history of this is not well known but it is said that it was originally purchased in 1983 by an enthusiast Italian collector and sparingly used until it was later imported to Canada in 1990 by a local Italian who lived there at the time. It was in this owner's possession that the car was repainted to ensure it showed in pristine condition. After almost 26 years of ownership, the 308 was sold to another Ferrari collector, where it has remained since. To ensure that the Ferrari was in perfect working order, it was sent for a full major service, whilst having all ancillaries checked and corrected where needed. More recent servicing is currently taking place by us to correct some minor axillaries, such as an inoperative passenger electric window, to ensure that the car is in excellent working order for its next caring home.
This excellent driver condition example shows very well with only 35,000km (21,000 miles) on the odometer, a little over 550 miles a year! It is complete with its original tool bag, jack and book. It will be ready for immediate use and would be an excellent addition for any collector looking to do hobby concours events, classic tours or simply to drive and enjoy!