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1978 Ferrari 308 GTS for sale

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Same owner for 27 years. Service records available. 308 GTSFerrari 308 GTB/GTS
Ferrari 308 GTBi/GTSiOverviewProduction1975–1980 (GTB)
1977–1980 (GTS)
1980–1983 (GTBi/GTSi)PowertrainEngine2. 9 L Tipo F106 AB V8 (GTB/GTS)
2. 9 L Tipo F106 BB V8(GTBi/GTSi)Transmission5-speed manual[2]DimensionsKerb weight1. 90 kg (2. 03 lb) (GTB)
1. 86 kg (2. 35 lb) (GTBi)

The Pininfarina-styled Ferrari 308 GTB was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975[3] as a supplement to the Bertone-shaped 2+2 Dino 308 GT4 and a direct replacement for the 2-seater Dino 246.

Its F106 AB V8 engine was equipped with four twin-choke Weber 40DCNF carburettors and single coil ignition. European versions produced 255 PS (188 kW; 252 bhp) at 6600 rpm (7700 rpm redline). but Americanversions were down to 240 PS (177 kW; 237 bhp) at 6. 00 rpm due to emissions control devices. European specification cars used dry sump lubrication. Cars destined to the Australian. Japanese and US market were fitted with a conventional wet sump engine from the GT4. [3]

A notable aspect of the early 308 GTB was that. although still built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. its bodywork was entirely made of glass-reinforced plastic (or GRP). allowing a very light weight of 1. 50 kg (2. 15 lb). This lasted until June 1977. when the 308 was switched to steel bodies. resulting in an overall weight increase of approximately 150 kg (331 lb). Standard wheels were 5-spoke 14-inch alloy. 16-inch wheels were made available later as an option. together with sports exhaust system. high compression pistons and high lift camshaft.

Tail of an early. single-exhaust GTS

At the 1977 Frankfurt Motor Show the targa topped 308 GTS was introduced. [4] Independently from the market. all GTS used a wet sump engine and were steel-bodied. European GTB models retained the dry sump lubrication until 1981.

There were 3219 GTS and 2897 GTB examples were made during the 1975–1980 production periods. [3][4] Only 808 of the first fibreglass (vetroresina in Italian) version were made. [5]

Test performance. 308 GTB (GRP): Weight (curb with 74 l fuel) 2. 78 lb (1. 60 kg). acceleration 0-100 mph 15. 0s. 0–100 km/h 6. 5 s. 100–200 km/h 17. 8s. top speed 159 mph (256 km/h).

1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi. rear view308 GTBi/GTSI

In 1980 Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection was added on the 308 GTBi and GTSi; emissions decreased. at the price of a power drop to 214 PS (157 kW; 211 bhp) on European models and to 205 PS (151 kW; 202 bhp) on federalized models. The Bosch fuel injection system was coupled to a Marelli MED 803A Digiplex electronic ignition system. incorporating a coil. nbsp;distributor and ignition module for each bank of cylinders. [6] Outside the car was identical to the 308 GTB/GTS. save for metric sized wheels of a slightly different design. fitted with Michelin TRX radial tyres—Michelin XWX on 16-inch wheels were optional. Inside the clock and oil temperature gauge were moved to the centre console; there were also a new black steering wheel with three perforated spokes. and seats of a different pattern. 494 GTBi and 1743 GTSi were produced before the model was succeeded by the 308 Quattrovalvole in 1982. [6][7]

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