1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi

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No single car company seems to draw as much attention to the industry as Ferrari. Their cars have been the envy of many, while being owned by few. With so many models to choose from, both past and present, it is difficult to determine a favorite. However it seems that public opinion has labeled which Ferraris are more popular than others. One such example is the Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS series.

In the beginning, the 308 GTB debuted at the Paris Salon in October of 1975, bringing forth revolutionary concepts in design by none other than Pininfarina. The car quickly gathered worldwide attention and North America embraced the fiberglass-bodied import a year later.

The Ferrari 308 GTS provided Pininfarina with an opportunity to flex its design and styling muscle. The company responded by redefining the public’s collective impression of what a Ferrari, and indeed what a sportscar, should look like. The task given Pininfarina was the creation of a two-seat mid-engined V8, and few can have expected the Turin designer to respond with such a tour de force.

General Specifications:

ENGINE
Type: V8
Displacement: 2926 cc
Horsepower: 205 bhp @ 6600 rpm
Torque: 178 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm

PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph: 7.3 sec
0-100 mph: 19.8 sec
Quarter Mile: 15.8 sec @ 91 mph
Skidpad: .85g
Top Speed: 145 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph: 135 ft
Slalom Speed: 62.7 mph

1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi. This fine example is finished is Rosso Red with a black leather interior and black Targa top. The engine is a 205bhp DOHC V8 engine with Bosck K-Jetronic fuel injection, five-speed transaxle, independent front and rear A-arms, coil springs, telescopic shocks and four wheel disc brakes. This vehicle has been well maintained since new and it shows with just over 21,000 miles. The hoses and belts have also been replaced at 19,000 miles. A great example of automotive design and Ferrari Heritage. This car will certainly be an enjoyable addition to any garage.

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