In 1980, in an effort to reduce emissions, the four twin-choke Weber carburetors were replaced with a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system with the introduction of the 308 GTBi. While successful at reducing emissions, this shift dealt a heady blow to the performance of the 308- reducing the output of the alloy V8 from 237 to 202 horsepower on US versions. Just 2 years later, the 308 GTBi was replaced with the ultimate 308- the Quattrovalvole. Searching for a way to regain the power lost on the fuel-injected cars while maintaining their lower emissions and smoother power band, Ferrari developed the Quattrovalvole- a revised engine with four valves per cylinder. This new free-breathing V8 developed nearly the same horsepower as the carbureted car with improved power delivery.
The Ferrari 308 GTB QV we are offering here is chassis 44299. Finished in a very elegant dark grey with beige interior, it was supplied new in Italy and is a very original example throughout. It retains its original leather interior and is believe to have 62,000 original km from new. Mechanically very sound, it drives extremely well and benefits from a very good engine delivering constant horsepower at every level.
The body is very well aligned and the paintwork is of excellent presentation.
Just 748 models were produced, including the US version, making the 308 GTB QV almost just as rare as the early Vetroresina model!
Available immediately. European registered.