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1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi
This 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi is an Australian-delivered example of one of Ferrari’s most iconic designs. A mid-mounted naturally-aspirated 2.9-litre V8 engine sends 157kW (211hp) to the rear wheels. The only available transmission was a five-speed manual gearbox. This example shows 51,581km on its odometer.
The Ferrari 308 is the quintessential Ferrari design which was developed while Enzo Ferrari was in his prime. First introduced in 1975, the Pininfarina-styled 308 was intended to steal some market share back from emerging brands like Lamborghini, while fending off Porsche with its ever-popular 911. It was available in both hard-top (308 GTB) and targa-top (308 GTS) body styles, with the latter being the more flexible option that could let in the open air. In 1980 Ferrari introduced a Bosch fuel-injected version of the car that would cut emissions called the 308GTSi. Save for the obvious fuel-injected engine, the car was identical to the original. The 308 GTSi was made famous for appearing in the Magnum, P.I. television show, though most appreciate the car today for its iconic styling and established drive qualities.
Finished in Giallo paintwork over a black leather interior, this 308’s specification strays from the typical red. It’s original specification is preserved to this day and no aftermarket modifications are listed. The sports orientation is signalled on the exterior by black accenting in place such as the window surrounds and targa-top roof. The car currently rides on a set of 16-inch Superperformance wheels with Ferrari shields, which come wrapped in Pirelli rubber.
This vehicle was built in Modena, Italy in 1982 and complied new in Australia in October of that year. It is understood to be a four-owner example which has always been the benefactor of careful service at verified independent Ferrari workshops. The seller notes the vehicle underwent an engine rebuild in 2007 and has done very little work after that point. The cam belt was replaced in 2020 along with attending to the cooling system and brake lines. Under the current ownership it has had new distributor seals, oil overflow hose, spark plugs, fuel pump, fuel filter and filters and oil change. Plus the under body has been ice blasted. The brakes have been checked and cleaned along with two new genuine ignition coil’s and an ignition lead set, sway bar bushes and drop down links.
As depicted through photos, exterior condition of this 308 GTSi presents fantastic. The Giallo paintwork appears to be in beautiful order with true reflections glossing over the bodywork, while there are no overt signs of body damage or scratching. An item of paint chipping is seen on the grille behind the left-hand headlight. The car is understood to have had some paint repairs in the past but no accident damage is evident. The diffuser also appears slightly dented. All four wheels show no curb rash damage and the Pirelli tyres are near-new.
Interior-wise, this car shows nicely and has obviously been treated well. The black leather upholstery pulls tight over a pair of seats which hold their original shape. The seller notes splits in passenger seat leather and the handbrake surround. Wear and tear is identified on the driver’s seat piping. Otherwise, the carpeting, door cards, and dash of this car shows very well.
The original service books and manual are no longer with the vehicle but a host of receipts will document its history and one key.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit and is not transferable. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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