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1978 Ferrari 308 GTS

Mecum Houston 2021
Thursday, 8 April - Saturday, 10 April 2021
$66,000
Sale Price
No
Reserve
10 April 2021
Sold Date
S141
Lot Number
#3-
Visually maintained, largely original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 25719. Rosso Corsa over tan leather. 2927/255hp, 5-speed, Cromodora wheels, Pirelli tires, Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, air conditioning, Blaupunkt cassette stereo.

Evaluation: Showing 14,490 miles but not pampered like most Ferraris. Dull wheels with curb scrapes and cloudy caps. Good bumpers. Tired, heavily cracked and crazed paint. Road dirt underneath. Significant wear in the driver’s seat. Supposedly had a major service 100 miles ago, but this is a rough-looking 308 that likely still has more to be fixed under the surface.

Bottom Line: The Houston bidders seem to have focused all their attention on this car’s more desirable Weber carbs, low mileage and recent service, paying little attention to the fact that it looks tired up close. This price could have bought a significantly cleaner 308.

by Andrew Newton
22 April 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #2: Excellent
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Condition #4: Fair
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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