The spectacular 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole featured here is finished extremely rare and highly desirable all Black with impeccably kept Black leather interior. This particular example has been meticulously maintained and scarcely driven since new. Today the 308GTS presents in spectacular condition, the numbers-matching 2.9-liter V8 engine is still in place while a mere 10,238 actual miles are from new! Ferrari is now ready to be driven and enjoyed by its next caretaker. Accompanying this investment-grade Ferrari are its original owner's manual, service booklet, tools, service records, and more. We are proud to offer this stunning 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS to the most particular collector, investor, or enthusiast who appreciates low mileage and accompanying documentation.
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History of the Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole
The Ferrari 308 succeeded the Dino, and in doing so, it returned the transverse mid-engine design to the prancing horse’s stable. Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti is credited with the dramatic design, which would eventually influence the legendary 288 GTO.
With the 308, Ferrari had a proper home for its 90-degree V-8 engine. Initially offered in carbureted form, the V-8 adopted Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection in 1980, and the car became known as the 308 GTBi/GTSi, in either Berlinetta or Spider form, respectively. Power was down with the Bosch system, but the car was more reliable and had reduced emissions compared to before. Just two years later, Ferrari attended the 1982 Paris Motor Show with the 308 GTS Quattrovalvole, which, as its name suggests, featured four valves per cylinder. Output climbed to 240 horsepower in European specification, and the Bosch K-Jetronic system was retained.
A few styling updates accompanied the engine-room modifications. Improved airflow came via a reworked front fascia, while function and form came together with a new steering-wheel design and power-adjustable exterior rearview mirrors. The 308 Quattrovalvole was also offered in fixed-roof GTB and Targa-style GTS with a removable black vinyl roof section over the passenger compartment. Not surprisingly, most buyers opted for the open GTS model. Production began in 1982 and wrapped up in 1985, with around 3,800 examples of both bodies eventually leaving Maranello.