The 308 series was the second mid-engine design to be launched by Ferrari following the Dino series. The 308 series started off with the GTB and GTS coupe models, which lasted until the end of the seventies. 1980 and 1981 saw the birth of the 208 and the 308 GTB, GTS, GTBi and GTSi models, lasting up to 1985. While Ferrari had already enjoyed a lot of success with its previous mid-engine cars, the 308 GTSi proved to be one of the most loved and renowned sports cars of the period. These GTSi models featured a fuel injection system by Bosch for the first time. While prior models generated more horsepower, the 308 GTSi had a smooth transmission that was well appreciated by the owners. The 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi featured a sleek targa top design, making it extra enjoyable on sunny days. As for its contemporary models, the 308 GTSi boasted a 3 Liter engine, which transmitted the power to the wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission system.
If you’re considering buying a 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi, there are a few things you need to know. As with most classic sports cars of the era, rust can be an issue on specific points of the body. The bottom of the chassis, the rear, and the inside of the doors are the critical areas to watch. It’s likely that the model you’re looking at was restored during its life, but it is essential to carry out a thorough and complete inspection of the car before making the purchase. Clutches on the 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi are known to be good up to 30,000 miles. There may be some leaks in the roof and the oil pressure of the car needs to be checked by a professional mechanic. In short, it is recommended to inspect the bodywork of the car, be aware of previous restoration and maintenance jobs it received and evaluate the quality of the work done before moving forward with the purchase.
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