The successor to the divine Ferrari Dino 246, the Bertone-designed Ferrari 308 GT4 2+2 wasn’t well received by the public at first in terms of design. The enthusiasts were quite delighted to see the launch of the 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS, designed by the well-appreciated Pininfarina. The new two-seater mid-engine GT featured an 8-inch shorter wheelbase than the GT4 on which it was based, making the GTS a particularly agile sports car. The Ferrari 308 GTS targa version was introduced in 1977, after the Ferrari 308 GTB Berlinetta in 1976. Powered by a 3 Liter V8, three series of the Ferrari 308 were made. From 1976 to 1979, the 308 was carbureted, featuring more aggressive cams and no emission systems. Early models are therefore quite powerful and enjoyable. The 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS targa was made famous by the television series Magnum, using one car every season.
Should you be interested in purchasing a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS, it is recommended to use the help of an expert, to make sure you are fully aware of all the technicalities of the vehicle you’re about to acquire. Each example is unique, from its factory specifications, to its ownership history. Interestingly, for example, the first 712 Ferrari 308 models were built with a fiberglass body, before the company switched to steel. A 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS is a fun vehicle to drive and to own, and also one of the easier classic Ferraris to maintain. A simple schedule of maintenance, including the checking of timing belts every three to five years, will ensure a wonderful driving experience every time. Among the many tips you can get from The Beverly Hills Car Club team, one important thing to remember is to check for leaks on the top, which will be an annoying issue while driving but can also be responsible for interior damage.
The Beverly Hills Car Club team is looking forward to hearing about your search of a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS and is happy to share valuable advice. Browse the online inventory to see the models of classic Ferraris currently available and give the team a call if what you’re looking for doesn’t appear in your search. They look forward to hearing from you soon and to helping you find the classic Ferrari you desire.
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