1976 Ferrari 308 GTB

RM Open Roads February 2021
Friday, 19 February - Sunday, 28 February 2021
€132,000 ($159,628)
Sale Price
€120,000 - €140,000
Est. Range
26 February 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Visually maintained, largely original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 19135. Red over black leather. 2927/255hp, four Weber carburetors, 5-speed, Cromodora alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, McIntosh CD stereo, Borletti air conditioning, power windows.

Evaluation: Swiss domiciled and two owners from new with 52,510 km (32,628 mi). Original except for a quality repaint recent enough that it appears to be free of nicks and chips. The engine compartment and chassis are neat but aged. The upholstery is sound, lightly worn, and surface creased with some dye loss on the seatback bolsters. A quality car that has enjoyed an easy and caring life.

Bottom Line: One of 712 fiberglass bodied early 308 GTBs, which weigh some 330 pounds less than the later steel-bodied 308 GTBs. These early examples have always been sought by collectors who recognize their importance and the performance that less mass powered by a four-Weber carbureted 255hp engine provides. This is a representative result for one and should be satisfying to its new owner who will be able to dust off later V-8 Ferraris through the 328 QV and make a 348 struggle to keep up.

by Rick Carey
7 March 2021
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