The 308 series was launched by Ferrari to replace the popular Dino series in 1975 and went on until 1985, when it was replaced by the 328 series. The 1980 Ferrari 308 GTSi was the second version of the Ferrari 308 GTS launched in 1977, following the GTB coupe model introduced in 1975. In order to meet the new environmental regulations in place in 1980, Ferrari had to come up with an alternative solution to the Weber carburetors and fitted the GTSi with a Bosch fuel injection system. Although the new model saw its horsepower decrease, the power delivery was exceptionally smooth. The Ferrari 308 GTS went on to become one of the most popular sports cars of its era, thanks to its beautiful targa top design and its sleek 3 Liter engine combined to the 5 speed manual transmission system.
There are few simple tips that can be helpful if you’re considering buying a 1980 Ferrari 308 GTSi. As most classic cars of the era, rust can be a real issue, especially at the bottom and the rear of the car, as well as inside the doors. Even if the car was previously restored, be sure to carry out a complete pre-purchase inspection. It is also good to know that the clutches on those models are good until 30,000 miles, leaks might be present in the roof and oil pressure needs to be checked by an expert to ensure the model is mechanically sound. In general, the bodywork of the model you’re looking at may have undergone several repairs and the quality of the work done previously must be considered thoroughly. These are just a few of the many buying tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club offers to clients looking for classic Ferrari models.
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