Ferrari 308 Carbureted GTS Celebrity provenance recent major service records

1979 Ferrari 308 308 GTS

Condition: Used
Make: Ferrari
Model: 308
SubModel: 308 GTS
Type: Convertible
Year: 1979
Mileage: 42,996
VIN: 26703
Color: Yellow
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
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Description for Ferrari 308 1979

Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 as a replacement to the 246 Dino, he Pininfarina designed 308 GTB was stunning in all new body work showing similar shapes and angles to its big brother the Boxer. The 308 carried a 2.9 litre DOHC eight cylinder engine with four Weber carburetors amidship which was the same layout that was used in the Boxer. The GTS model was introduced for model year 1977 and became the most popular of the two models offered. Ferrari had to keep up with strict emission regulations through the late 1970’s and for model year 1980 introduced fuel injection to the 308. The 308 by this point had become a little heavier and power had dropped to a mere 205hp. It was not until the 1983 model year that Ferrari introduced the 308QV which gave a stronger engine with more power and added four valves per cylinder. The 308 soldiered on until 1985 when it was replaced by a very similar 328. The iconic style of the 308 is one of the most recognized Ferrari’s ever produced and the early carbureted models have become the most sought after.

European Motor Studio is very proud to offer this stunning 1979 Ferrari 308GTS Carbureted model finished in Giallo over Nero leather. This Giallo 308 was sold new on May 15, 979 in Los Angeles California and was owned and titled by “The 6 Million Dollar Man” himself, ee Majors. At the time Lee Majors was married to Farrah Fawcett and owned this 308 until sometime in the mid to late 1980’s when the second Southern CA owner purchased the car. The car was owned by the second owner until 1996/1997 when the third Southern CA owner purchased the car and kept it until a private collector out of Dallas TX purchased it in 2013 and has owned it since it was traded into European Motor Studio. The car is exceptionally well documented all the way back to new and has an enormous file of receipts and records. The Giallo paint is in exceptional condition with no real flaws or issues and a stunning interior with minor wear to the driver seat bolster. The Targa top is in excellent condition with a nice fit free from any shrinkage or damage. This 308 has traveled a mere 42,996 miles from brand new and has just had a full major service including a timing belt and tensioners, long with a new AC compressor and drier, il and trans cover gasket, am gaskets and all fluids. The engine was rebuilt in the mid 90’s and runs and drives beautifully. The carbs are in tune and the engine starts right up. There is no smoke under start up or acceleration and the gearbox is smooth through all of the gears free from any grinding or slipping. The clutch is nice and strong and free from any slippage. The brakes are strong and free from any fade or pulsating. The steering is nice and tight and quite a bit of work was recently done on the steering and suspension. All of the electrical equipment is in working order and the pop up headlights are operating as designed. There are no signs that this 308 has ever been involved in any kind of accident or has ever had any damage. The body is exceptionally straight and the paint finish is beautiful. The undercarriage is beautiful and free from any rust or damage. Two binders inches thick of records and receipts are present with the sale of the car along with service manuals, parts catalog and the original owners handbook, pare tire, ack in the original bag and two sets of keys. This is an exceptional example of a rare and desirable early carbureted model 308 finished in a rare and fantastic color combination accompanied by many decades of documents and receipts with excellent Hollywood provenance. This 308 has been meticulously maintained its entire life and shows in the beautiful presentation.