Ferrari 308GTSi
   
 
Ferrari 308GTSi
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Ferrari 308GTSi
Year 1980
Registration plate Jersey
Chassis Number 33163
Engine Number
Engine Capacity 2900
Transmissions Manual
Mileage 77,500
Body style Targa
Interior color Tan leather
Exterior color Red
Seating capacity Two
Wheels and Tyres Alloy
Asking Price £39,950
The 308 replaced the 246 Dino in 1975 as Ferrari’s mid-engined sports car. It was in production until 1985 when superseded by the 328 which was the last car of this iconic shape. Designed by Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina (who was also responsible for the Ferrari Daytona) it was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 and still today it is recognised as one of Ferrari’s most celebrated shapes. Fitted with Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection the 308 GTSi, produced 235 hp slightly less than the earlier carburettor cars. Decreasing emissions was a necessary requirement as regulations changed worldwide, especially the largest market, the USA. The 2.9Ltr V8 engine was coupled with a 5 speed all synchromesh gearbox propelling the car to in excess of 155 MPH with 0-60 times of 7.8 seconds. Greater performance is possible by removing the energy sapping catalytic converters and returning the car to European specification. This car notable with its removable hard top, was made famous, not just by its track prowess but by the US TV detective series Magnum P.I. as driven by Tom Selleck, who had a number of the evolving models including the GTSi in the TV programme.
 
 
 
Supplied new to the USA in early 1980, with a specification that included optional extras such as fuel injection, 5 speed manual transmission, air conditioning, tinted glass, and a Californian emissions package. With the previous owner for 11 years prior to being imported into Jersey, having covered some 2500 miles in that time, this 308 has a history file verifying the initial specification, mileage and work carried out.
 
A rust free motor car in excellent condition that presents well, and can continue to be improved over time.
 
 
 
The interior is original , clean and presentable and with correct removable targa top roof that stows behind the seat when not in use.
 
The car drives very well with the fuel injection system recently overhauled, plus a new steering rack fitted, with refurbished alloy wheels fitted with new and correct Michelin XVX tyres x4, new European spec. stainless steel exhaust without catalytic converters , together with a major service including cam belts changed
 
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