For Sale: 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS in St Ann, Missouri

$109,900

Vehicle Description

ONLY 16,551 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-1980’S

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


SPECTACULAR CONDITION!

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 burbling sound and much higher horsepower than the fuel-injected models which followed in 1980, but not before 2,185 steel-bodied, carburated 308GTS's were produced.

The example offered here is finished in classic Rosso Corsa Red with an impeccably-kept tan leather interior and Daytona Black accents. With only 16,551 miles, it is an extraordinary original survivor that still retains its original tools and owners 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 cam belt 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 GTS to the most astute collector or enthusiast who demands the best. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? According to Motortrend, the classic car market has recently shown more growth than hedge funds with projected returns of 161% after five years and a whopping 467% after a decade. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com 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 that you may have. Buy with confidence.

Trades welcome! Financing available!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-878604
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Ferrari
  • Model:308 GTS
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:16551
  • Stock Number:406512
  • Trim Level:Targa
  • VIN:F106AS23715
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Cassette:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes