Vehicle Description

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Year 1976
Make Ferrari
Model 308 GTB
Type Vetroressina
Chassis No F106AB ?19789?
Engine No F106A ?01983?
Body No 116A
Sequential Production No 85 of 712
Production Sequence Job No 37
Completed July 1976
Exterior Color Black (Gilden / Salchi Code 20-B-50)
Interior Color Black Leather with Black Vinyl Seat Inserts
Mileage 34,867 Miles

This particular Ferrari is one of only 15 confirmed examples completed with a black exterior, black interior and black seat inserts.

Background:
Production of Ferrari's ultra-cult collectible Vetoresina 308 GTB models began in September of 1975 and ended in December of 1977 when the 712th examples was finished. Beginning in June of 1976, Ferrari began to introduce steel-bodied 308s along-side the original plastic-bodied counterparts. Production remained over-lapping until December of 1976 when the fiberglass variant began to be phased out. The two distinct versions remained in production until as noted in December of 1977 when the last "Vetroresina" example was completed. Of the 712 completed, 100 were "North American Market" versions and the remaining 612 were European or Export Versions for Australia, Japan and several other markets.

The North American Market 308 GTB Vetroresina models differed from the European production examples in several ways. A dual distributor, dual exhaust system engine replaced the single distributor, single exhaust system engine found on the European version. The engine also relied on a more traditional and simpler "wet-sump" oiling system with revised oil-cooler arrangement. The North American variant also utilized revised side-marker and taillight lenses as well as having a speedometer in miles per hour and labeling and badging compliant with DOT and EPA regulations on those sold in the States. The USA versions were rated at 240bhp and weighed in at 292lbs less than their steel-bodied counterparts.

The European version was designed from the outset as an homologation vehicle for those interested in racing. The lighter fiberglass bodies and a production build of more than 500 units along with the dry-sump oiling system provided the basics for a competitive Group 4 racer and even later Group B rally cars. Even in "as-delivered" showroom configuration, the single distributor, single exhaust outlet, dry-sump European 308 GTB models were rate at 255bhp. Specialst tuners, privateers and most especially, Michelotto would quickly bring the stock output of the 3.0-liter V8 to well over 300bhp. Before the end of their contemporary racing days were behind them. The addition of Kuglefischer, slide-valve fuel injection saw output on several of the racing variants exceed 360bhp, all out of the stock-displacemnt 3.0-liter engines.

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1414673
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:San Diego, California
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Ferrari
  • Model:308
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:34860
  • Stock Number:830
  • VIN:19789