Ferrari: 308 GTS

Sale price: $38000,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Tan and black
Engine:3.0L 2927CC V8 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated
Trim:Base Coupe 2-Door
Number of Cylinders:8
Got questions?Ask the Seller


Current customer rating: current rating for this car (3)
based on 6 votes


Offered for NO RESERVE AUCTION is this 1978 Ferrari 308GTS .
It was sold new on 30th June 1979 in Oklahoma City. From there, it went to southern California where it spent the majority of it's life.
It was imported into Australia some eight (8) years ago. It has never been on the road in Australia but has been regularly started and driven around the block.
The vehicle will be shipped to the USA west coast port of either Long Beach or Oakland at no cost to the buyer. All shipping costs to either port will be included in the selling price.
As it was originally a USA spec vehicle, manufactured for and sold new into the USA before being exported, it makes it very easy and simple a process to import back into the USA without any restrictions or special inspections by your local DMV.
Also, being a USA spec vehicle, it has factory air conditioning as well as power windows.
This vehicle is the highly sought after and collectible carburetor model in red with tan and black interior.
The vehicle has covered 87,720 miles in the past 37 years. It presents exceptionally well, having been the subject of a previous comprehensive body, paint and interior restoration program. At one point in time it was a show vehicle within the USA.
It is in very damn good condition with just a very few cosmetic chips in the otherwise brilliantly glossy paintwork (see pics).
At some stage in it's life as a show vehicle, it was fitted with scissor lift hinges to the doors. Each to their own but, if you are anything like me, you will dislike them as I do. After all, it is a Ferrari, not a Lamborghini.
Having said that, I decommissioned the action by releasing the pressure from the struts, which can easily be re-pressurized if desired.
Alternatively, it is a relatively easy task to return to the original hinged swing doors. Complete hinge kits for both doors are available for under $300 total, plus cost to fit.
Everything works and there is very little to spend. You would have to search long and hard to find, if at all, a better value 308GTS than this example.
Carburetor engined 308 series Ferraris offer an exciting and involving driving experience, further enhanced in this case by the pleasure of open top motoring.
Good examples of this model only rarely come on to the market these days, and hardly ever, if at all, at the price this one could be bought for. And the 308GTS, together with the fiberglass bodied 308GTB, is being singled out by the international car press as one of the classic Ferrari road cars to buy now, before values rise further.
This vehicle will give you a great Ferrari driving experience, the confidence of future and continuing appreciation, as well as being your entrance ticket to the large number of classic car events held throughout the year in your local area, and further afield. Act now to make your Ferrari dream a reality with this classic and affordable model.
It drives fabulously, the gearbox changes smooth and perfectly, and it sounds fabulous, as carby versions should, and do.
It comes with the wheels and tires that you see on the vehicle, as well as a full set of 5 (including the spare) original wheels and tires. It also comes with the original owners manual and dealer delivery book.
As this is a no reserve auction, the first bid, if the only one, could conceivably own this this vehicle for a bargain. So bid to buy, it will be sold.
For full payment details, refer to 'Shipping and Payments'.
Should you wish to do so before the close of the auction, or before placing a bid, feel free to contact the seller.
My name is Terry and I can be contacted through e-bay, via email, or by telephone to the country code of 61 (preceded by your international access code), followed by my number of 0403 481 911 (access code+61+ 0403 481 911 ) If doing so, please be aware of the time difference.

Also published at

Questions to the seller

More Ferrari for Sale