1977 Ferrari 308 GTB
1977 Ferrari 308 GTBSource: ziggywags
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
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Posted: 02 Mar 2012
Early 255hp carbed model with the hotter high HP cams and no CAT converters. Painted in a non original color. It is a deep red with some pearl in it. It is nice looking and gets compliments, but it is not an original Ferrari color. However, the car was originally a red car, so it did not undergo a color change.
The tachometer functions perfectly from idle to about 5400 rpm. At that point it drops to 0 until you back off the throttle. I am not sure if it has to do with the Electromotive kit or a bad ground wire or a problem with the tach converter or the tach itself. It does not inhibit the cars acceleration in any way to redline. I usually just shift before the maximum speed in each gear if I want to get on it. Max speed in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd is 39,59 and 83 mph. In 4th and 5th, I really don't go near redline.
The car does have a little oil seepage from the valve covers. It is not much and generally will seep a little bit out after some driving. It may leave a fingernail sized spot under the car after driving. I have a new set of gaskets and cam seals that I never installed. Its not worth changing them out until a valve adjustment is necessary at the rate that they are seeping.
Car currently has no A/C compressor installed. Before I did the major service, it was working marginal at best just like the 3 prior Ferraris I owned. It was the only thing that made doing a timing belt change difficult so I decided to leave it out. The compressor and all mounting brackets and hardware come with the car. All you would have to do is re-install the brackets and compressor, vacuum out the system and refill with refrigerant if you want AC.
Overall a nice condition car. Interior is nice and clean. Body and paint are good with a few blemishes. I have pictured a crack in the paint at the tail of the rear hatch which is the worst area of the paint. It appears that it cracked from some flex that occurred when the rear hatch is closed. The rear hatch is heavy. It has not changed at all since I got the car a few years ago. Unlike many of the early pre-galvanized cars, this one has no rust and bubbling paint along the doors, rockers etc...It is very clean. The engine bay is clean, all glass is good without any cracks, wheels are nice with no major imperfections. Again, this is a frequently driven car and the only thing that keeps me from driving it is bad weather or after they salt the roads for snow.
The car also come with original fuse blocks, ignition, AC compressor, owners manual, some tools, a car cover and a workshop manual as well as some misc. parts as pictured.
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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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