The Ferrari 308 was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 as the successor to the Ferrari Dino 246. The GTS (S stands for Spyder) was introduced in 1977 and just over 12,000 examples were made. In 1985, the newer Ferrari 328 replaced the Ferrari 308. The Ferrari 308 was designed by the famous Fioravanti at Pininfarina, and was powered by a 3-Liter V8 engine, making it an iconic sports car of the 1980s. The Ferrari 308 GTS can be divided in three variants: the first models produced between 1976 and 1979 boasted more aggressive cams and no emissions equipment, the second generation called Ferrari 308 GTSi (from 1980 to 1982) were fitted with Bosch fuel injection and the final Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole (QV) introduced four-valve heads. Based on a relatively short chassis, this two-seat, mid-engine convertible is a thrilling classic Ferrari to drive and a pleasure to look at. Should you require additional information on this model or any other classic Ferrari, please don’t hesitate to contact The Beverly Hills Car Club.
The television series Magnum P.I has been credited with making this particular model famous, since a new model was used for each season of the show and then usually sold at auction afterwards. Although, it’s safe to say that this Ferrari model would have been popular anyhow. As with any classic Ferrari, it’s important to know the strengths and weaknesses of the particular model you’re considering. The Ferrari 308 GTS is popular because of its incredible reliability and the more affordable service cost in comparison with the hand-built earlier models. When looking for a 308 GTS, you should have a close look to the service history. It’s important to know how the vehicle has been looked after, whether it’s coming from a private seller or a trader. Most people do tend to look after these particular classic cars very well, so there’s little that could go wrong if you find the right model. However, if you want to buy a classic Ferrari that you can drive away, make sure you see the service history documents first. Bodywork should also be inspected. Since these models were not galvanized, they are quite prone to rust which can end up being a costly maintenance operation. Another strength of the Ferrari 308 GTS, is that it’s considered a very waterproof car compared to similar models. Make sure the car comes with all the necessary extras too, such as a tool kit and roof cover, if available.
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