1976 Ferrari 308 GT4
1976 Ferrari 308 GT4 with 46,500 miles. Nothing sounds quite like a carbed Ferrari with a Borla exhaust and no cat coverters or smog equipment. This car absolutely screams from the 1000 rpm idle to 7000 rpm. There are no hiccups or sputters across the entire range. This is my 3rd Ferrari and I have had it about 1.5 years and have enjoyed every mile. I have done some 250 mile days, but mostly little scoots into the country or around town. It is now time to move onto something else. I have a long list of "cars to own someday" and cannot try the others without getting rid of the current car. First of all, this car is not a Pebble Beach concour car. It is set up to be a driver. It has a trick single dizzy electronic ignition that uses Mallory Unilite ignition and Mallory Cap & Rotor while maintaining the original Marelli distributor. OEM Ferrari caps go for over $250 each and rotors for $70 and you need 2 of each. With this car you can replace all the tune up components from Summit Racing for around $50. There are no points to mess with and the car starts right up in 0 deg. or 100 deg. weather with both a cold or hot start. Many 308 carbed owners are doing electronic conversions for over $1000 to get the reliability, I have yet to see one like this that maintains the original dizzy converted to single. I sent the tach to get rebuilt to run off the single dizzy and it works perfect. Most conversions cause the tach to double the RPM because it originally reads off a single dist. The exterior and interior of this car are very nice. There is no rust, no door bubbles etc...I removed the interior door panels when I first purchased the car and they are clean. Absolutely no rust.The previous owner painted the car about 6 years ago with a deep red laquer. The original leather is nice with no rips or tears. There are no dash cracks. The wheels are 14" Camponolo that are straight, but have some chips,rash and could used a spray.They are shod with like new Goodyears.The car has never overheated on me. The only time it left me stranded was when the 30 yr old fuel pump went kaput. I have replaced it with a new one. At that time I also replaced the fuel lines as well as the fuel filler hose. I also replaced the original fuse blocks with updated blocks that accept modern fuses. They are much safer, no fires here. The original fuse blocks and fuses come with the car. There is no service history on the car. Just receits from purchased parts. The previous owner of 10 years and myself did most of the work. The PO did the timing belts back in 2002 and I have new belts and gaskets for this service although it is not needed yeat. The car has a small seep at the cam seals and this is why I purchased the belts and gaskets. Might as well do them both together. It just leaves a small drip or 2 after a long drive so it is not of immediate concern. Don't all 308's pee a little oil? I just rebuilt the driveshafts and installed new seals this summer, another common area for seepage. Everything works on the car except the AC. The car currently does not have the AC hooked up, the compressor is in a box. At it's best, a GT4 AC is marginal and it makes the belt service a PITA. The car comes with all the extra parts pictured: different Weber jetting, OEM Momo steering wheel as well as the Momo Monte Carlo, All AC brackets and the compressor, various ignition parts and a set of rear Konis and coils. Not pictured are a service manual and some spare Baldwin oil filters. The OEM stamped Ferrari tools, as pictured are in great shape. This is a great entry level Ferrari that could easily be a daily driver. If you live far away, I would not hesitate to fly in and drive home. If you live in the People's Republic of California, I don't think that you could register the car there. You need pre '75 to be smog exempt I think.
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Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
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Posted: 27 Oct 2005
From WikipediaThe Ferrari 308 GTB are mid-engined sports cars manufactured by the Italian company Ferrari in the 1970s-1980s. They made up the lower end of the company's range. The 308 replaced the Dino 246 in 1975 and was updated as the 328 in 1985.
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