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Registration: C243 OTW
Chassis Number: ZFFLA13C000058115
Engine Number: 3343
Number of cylinders: 8
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Estimate (£): 75,000 - 85,000
1985 FERRARI 308 GTS QUATTROVALVE
October 1975, saw the debut at the Paris Motor Show of the most successful shape ever to wear the Cavallino Rampante emblem, the Ferrari 308 and during its comparatively long production run from 1975-89, over 20,000 examples of all engine types and sizes were produced. This new car was constructed on a traditional steel tube chassis, but its beautiful body was initially manufactured in GRP and then after two years, Scaglietti started making GTBs in steel. The 3-litre, four-cam V8 was more or less unchanged until March 1981 when Bosch fuel injection was added in place of the 4 double-choke Webers,reducing the engine's power output significantly, although the final drive was altered on these cars to give similar acceleration to a carburetor car. Two years later, the 4-valve per cylinder Quattrovalvole or 'QV' model pushed output back up to 240 hp restoring the status quo. European spec cars boasted higher horsepower than cars built for the American market and were lighter. Only 748 308 GTB/S QV models were produced and they are considered by many to be the most desirable of all the 308 variations as they are the fastest and most subtly styled with a deep front valance, racing mirrors,and short lightweight bumpers.
This lovely Spider is number 218 of just 233 right-hand drive QVs produced and is one of the very last for the UK market. Finished in Rosso Corsa with Crema hide, it was imported by JCT 600 and first registered in August 1985.
More recently, since 2010, the car has been in the custodianship of an enthusiastic collector who undertook mechanical recommissioning works on the car in 2011 with specialists 'MDS Ferrari'. Since then it has covered just 2,000 miles and the odometer now indicates 73,500 miles.
Presented with the car is the original wallet containing the service books and manuals documenting the cars excellent service history and a folder containing a number of bills/invoices detailing various works carried out amounting to tens of thousands of pounds over the years. The car also features a very rare, original luggage set.
In superb condition for its age and mileage, this rare RHD, QV Spider has patently been well looked after by all its owners and is a fantastic example of the ultimate evolution of the 308.
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