1976 Ferrari 308 GTB
SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE ICONIC 308 GTB 'VETRORESINA', 1 OF JUST 808 PRODUCED
PAINTED IN THE VERY RARE 'BLU SCURO' OVER ROSSO INTERIOR
DOCUMENTATION INCLUDES FERRARI CLASSICHE CERTIFICATE
RECENTLY SERVICED AND IN FABULOUSLY ORIGINAL CONDITION
EUROPEAN REGISTERED AND TAXES PAID
When it came to the 246 Dino’s replacement, Ferrari tasked Pininfarina’s lead designer Leonardo Fioravanti with penning its shape. The result, revealed in 1975 at the Paris Motor Show to wide acclaim was the stunning 308 GTB. Of course its beauty should hardly have been a surprise since Fioravanti had also designed the Dino 206/246, 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ and 365/512 BB, before going onto pen the Testarossa, 288 GTO and F40 to name a few.
The car proved a delight to drive, with its well-balanced chassis powered by the Tipo F106 four-cam 3-litre V8 from the 308 GT4. Significantly the 308 GTB was first Ferrari road car to wear a fibreglass (vetroresina) body. Compared to the total production of 308 GTBs, very few vetroresina-bodied examples were built, with them only being produced for two years. Some sources claim 712 and others 808. In any case, Ferrari switched production of the body to steel which was easier, cheaper and faster to produce, and perhaps resonated better with some customers who at the time felt that fibreglass was a cheap technology. Ironically a bonus of the vetroresina 308s today is that body rust isn’t an issue!
Today the rare 308 GTB vetroresina is an attractive choice for Ferrari enthusiasts looking for great performance and road-handling combining to make an agile GT. Chassis 19231 is understood to be one of only a few 308 GTBs to be painted in the striking Blu Scuro originally, which is perfectly complemented by its stunning Rosso interior. Options fitted included wider wheels, air conditioning and a stereo. In April 1976 19231 was delivered new to Sig Attilio Baldoni of Perugia, Italy. It passed through a variety of other Italian owners until 2014, when it was bought by a prominent Austrian collector. The current owner acquired 19231 a few years ago and has very much enjoyed their ownership. However the time has come to part with the car and so we are delighted to offer it for sale.