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The Ferrari 308 GTB was the true successor to the legendary Ferrari Dino 246, replacing the 308 GT4 four-seater. This two-seater, mid-engine sports car was shorter than the GT4 and wore a very different body. The 1979 Ferrari GTB was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina and pleased the crowd not only thanks to its beautiful lines but also due to its great performance. The 308 GTB boasted a 3 liter V8 engine producing an output of 205 hp. Three different series of the Ferrari 308 GTB were made throughout the years. The very first models were built on a fiberglass fabrication, soon replaced by a more traditional steel construction. Power varied from 205 to 250 hp depending on the versions: carbureted, fuel-injection or QV. No matter the series, the Ferrari 308 GTB was great at handling and offered plenty enough power for exceptional speed.
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The Ferrari 308 GTB was described as a tight and strong sports car with a beautiful design. Thanks to a comfortable driver seat and position, as well as great handling, the Ferrari 308 GTB was a very enjoyable sports car especially on windy roads. In the 1970s, the GTB left the Italian competition from Lamborghini, Maserati and De Tomaso behind. When you’re looking to purchase a 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB, you want to make sure the transmission is perfect, with no grinding and no worn synchros. The suspension is also a very important part, as it will affect performance significantly. One of the weaknesses of the Ferrari 308 GTB might be its clutch, with a tendency to be stiff for models prior to 1979. All these features should to be checked by a competent Ferrari mechanic, who will be able to tell you exactly what the car needs if the example isn’t mechanically sound.
Visit the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club anytime, or give them a call to inquire more information about an example of 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB for sale. If you want to buy a classic car, The Beverly Hills Car Club is the right place to start. They look forward to hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and lasting business.
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