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1985 Ferrari 308 GTS

Quattrovalvole
Mecum Houston 2021
Thursday, 8 April - Saturday, 10 April 2021
$57,200
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
9 April 2021
Sold Date
F190.1
Lot Number
#3
Visually maintained, largely original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. ZFFUA13A4F0058065. White over red leather. 2927/230hp, 5-speed, Hankook tires, Momo steering wheel, power windows, air conditioning, aftermarket head unit.

Evaluation: Last belt service in 2019. Dull bumper plastic and signal lenses. Decent older repaint with several chips and a few touch ups throughout. Grimy engine bay, especially by Ferrari standards. Sound upholstery, but the switchgear is worn and the clock is extremely cloudy. Showing 64,299 miles, although a well-maintained 308 will go well beyond 100k. Not a great car, but at least it has interesting colors going for it. Back when 308s were relatively cheap ways into Ferrari ownership, a lot of them looked like this one, decent but used.

Bottom Line: This car sold on Bring a Trailer two years ago for $42,000, a somewhat modest but reasonable number given the issues. This result, on the other hand, is a tad expensive and the sweet spot would have been somewhere in the middle.

by Andrew Newton
19 April 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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