The Ferrari 308 GTB was a great successor to the Ferrari Dino 246, although the 308 GT4 2+2 was released in between the two models. Both brilliantly designed by Pininfarina, the Dino 246 and the Ferrari 308 GTB featured elegant, smooth and refined lines, in contrast with the more angular GT4 2+2, which was designed by Bertone. Based on the GT4’s chassis, the GTB was a two-seater, mid-engine coupe with an 8-inch shorter wheelbase. Unveiled at the Paris Show in 1975, the Ferrari 308 GTB’s production started in 1976 and ended in 1985 when the Ferrari 328 replaced it. Three series of the Ferrari 308 GTB were made: from 1976 to 1979, the model was fitted with carburetors and the early examples were equipped with aggressive cams and no emission control system; from 1980 to 1982, Bosch fuel injections systems were introduced in place of the Weber carburetors and the model became the 308 GTBi; in 1983 finally, the brand introduced four-valve heads and the model became the Ferrari 308 QV.
The early carbureted cars and the later QV models are the strongest series of 308 GTB. If you’re looking at a 1984 Ferrari 308 GTB, you’re probably seduced by the engine responsiveness and driving experience. The motoring press is unanimous on the fact that a 1984 Ferrari 308 GTB is one of the easiest and most enjoyable classic Ferraris to own. Later models are said to have the best performance and are less costly to maintain. When looking to purchase a classic Ferrari, it is important to be equipped with the knowledge of the model and the market. Hiring a Ferrari expert can be very useful as he/she will be able to list out every detail about the car condition and history, so that you understand exactly what you’re purchasing. Checking for rust damage, authenticity, legitimacy of potential upgrades and maintenance history are some of the important items to put on your list.
The Beverly Hills Car Club is always happy to hear about Ferrari enthusiasts’ stories and their classic car search. Not only does the team have access to a wide inventory of classic Ferraris for sale at their Los Angeles classic car dealership, but they also have contacts all over the country and are definitely a great place to start when looking for a particular example. Call today to hear more about the 1984 Ferrari 308 GTB models available in their inventory. They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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