Ferrari 308 GTB
The Pininfarina-designed and Scaglietti-built 308 GTB continues to be recognized as one of the finest modern road cars from Ferrari. Introduced at Paris in 1975, the gorgeous 308 replaced the Dino 246 and, soon thereafter, the 308 GT4. The first 300 cars were bodied in fiberglass, and the remainder of production was in steel.
A transverse mid-mounted, all-alloy four-cam V-8 engine mounting a quartet of Weber carbs powered the sophisticated 308 and initially produced 240 hp in US-spec tune. With its fully independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, the 308 was extremely well balanced, as confirmed by a recent Classic & Sports Car road test celebrating its “delicious accuracy,” driver-friendly interior and sonorous V-8 engine. These sentiments were also expressed in a recent Octane cover story entitled “Mid-Engined Masterpiece.” The 308 also enjoyed an eight-year run on the 1980s TV series Magnum, P.I., reinforcing its enduring popularity.
240 bhp, 2,927 cc transverse mid-mounted V-8 engine with dual overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, four Weber 40 DCNF twin-choke carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with unequal-length A-arms with coil springs and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.1".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright www.nwspeedshots.com