The Ferrari & Porsche Sale
IXL Events Centre
Dallas Burston Polo Club
Stoneythorpe Estate Southam CV47 2Dl
Saturday 21st September 2019
1984 FERRARI 308GTS QV
Registration No: A4 VTH
Chassis No: ZFFLA13C000049221
Guide Price: £55,000 - £65,000
- UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 68,000 miles showing supported by a comprehensive, detailed history folder
- Presented in the rare and attractive colour combination of Argento silver over cream leather
- The final variant of the 308, the QV featured, among other updates, four valves per cylinder and a power output of 240bhp
- A usable classic sports car with beautiful styling and sparkling performance offering an exciting ownership experience
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 bodywork 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 four 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 carburettor car. Two years later, the 4-valve per cylinder Quattrovalvole or 'QV' model pushed output back up to 240 bhp 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 UK-supplied right-hand drive QV presents superbly in the rare colour combination of Argento Silver with cream leather seats, setting the car apart from the usual red/cream, red/black Ferrari standard. This example is accompanied by a complete and detailed history folder supporting the current odometer reading of 68,000 miles including invoices and MOTs dating back to 1984. The original stamped service book is present with supporting paperwork up-to-date and the last major belt service was completed in October 2018, only 1,000 miles ago. In summary, it’s clear that this lovely Ferrari has been regularly enjoyed and only maintained by highly regarded marque specialists. Although you wouldn’t consider 68,000 miles as particularly high for a 35-year-old car, many Ferrari experts believe it’s the cars that are used frequently that drive the best and tend to be more reliable and the old adage “A busy Ferrari is a happy Ferrari” has a lot of merits.
One of only 233 right-hand drive examples produced, the 308 GTS QV with its timeless lines, rewarding handling, removable roof panel and that raspy V8 just behind you, offers the perfect way into classic Ferrari ownership.
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