Engine Size
2,897 cc V-8 Dry Sump
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Body Style

Introduced as a replacement for the V6-powered 246 Dino, the 308 GT4 and GTB received an all-new, DOHC V8 engine, with a displacement of just under three liters. With the power plant placed transversely above the rear axle, these cars have proven to be agile handlers, and their relative affordability makes them a great entree to the world of Ferrari ownership. Many V8 models have come and gone over the past four decades, but the 308 and 328 models of the 1970s and 1980s remain perhaps the most iconic of them all.

Unveiled at the 1975 Paris Auto Salon, the all-new 308GTB marked a major change of direction at Ferrari, and opened up a whole new market for the Italian manufacturer. Penned by Pininfarina, the compact, clean design was to stand the test of time, and was deservedly placed as number five on Sports Car International's Top Sports Cars of the 1970's list. A notable aspect of the early 308GTB was that, although still built by Scaglietti, the car's bodywork was entirely made of glass-reinforced plastic, allowing for a very light weight of just over 2,300 lbs. These most desirable of the early fiberglass cars also featured dry-sump lubrication derived from Ferrari's racing experience. Just 712 of these first series, lightweight 308GTB's were produced until a more traditional steel body construction was adopted.

The example presented here, Chassis 20839, is a desirable European model that was built in 1977 and finished in the classic Ferrari color combination of red with a tan interior. Options include staggered sixteen inch wheels and the deep front spoiler. Chassis 20839 has spent the majority of its life in Switzerland, but moved to Denmark in 2007 and then USA in 2016. The fiberglass body and red paintwork are excellent, the wheels are beautifully finished and wearing new tires. The side and rear glass is correct and clearly marked Saint Gobain except for the windshield which is of course Sigla. The interior is very nice and correct except for the steering wheel which has been changed for a common period "upgrade." The engine, which is original to the car, has just been treated to a major service including camshaft and accessory belts. The carburetors are in tune and the dry sump engine makes excellent power and torque. The transaxle shifts well through all five gears and the brakes stop as they should. The odometer indicates 67,587 kilometers which translates to 42,000 miles.


Engine Type
Engine Size
2,897 cc V-8 Dry Sump
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Body Style
Paint Type


308 GTB


Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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