In 1975, Ferrari unveiled the 308 GTB at the Paris Auto Show. It was built by Scaglietti until 1985 when the Ferrari 328 replaced it. This new car was a bit confusing to the public as it shared the same name but didn’t look anything like the Ferrari 308 GT4 – especially since the new model was a two-seater. The Pininfarina designed body had a pronounced wedge profile, with a rectangular egg-crate aluminum radiator grille below a slim full width satin black front bumper. Numerous key design elements were carried from the Ferrari Dino 246 GT, including the scalloped door intakes, twin circular rear light assemblies, and the vertical concave rear screen bounded by buttressed sail panels. One feature that was not immediately apparent was that the early 1976 and 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB was fitted with a complete fiberglass body. Later, from mid-1977 Ferrari started to build the car with steel like all other Ferraris.
The Ferrari 308 was carbureted from 1976 to 1979, with 1976 and 1977 models being especially desirable due to their more aggressive cams and lack of emissions equipment. The European version models featured a tubular chassis, while both European and American versions got disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers all round, with front and rear anti roll bars. The Ferrari 308 GTB was powered by a 3.0 Liter transversely mid-mounted aluminum V8 engine that developed 255 hp for European market models, and 240 hp for US market examples which were fitted with power sapping emission control equipment. Be sure to investigate any modifications made on an example before you decide to purchase it, keeping in mind that factory approved servicing and maintenance are always more valuable.
If you want to check out a 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB currently in inventory at the Los Angeles classic car dealership, please come visit The Beverly Hills Car Club and their friendly staff. Members of the team will be at your service to share with you information and technical characteristics of 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB, as well as walk you through the buying process with valuable tips. In the meantime, be sure to browse their online inventory to view the models currently available to you.
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