• Completed in the traditional red over tan, this Ferrari 308GTS is an Eighties poster kid.
• In the treatment of the identical owner for 37 decades, the automobile has beneath 12,000 miles.
• This Deliver a Trailer auction finishes February 9.
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The go-go 1980s ended up a increase time for high-greenback athletics vehicles, and most likely none was improved-identified than Ferrari’s mid-engine V-8 two-seater, the 308 (and the later 328). The 308 obtained a significant push from its star transform in the lengthy-operating Television series Magnum, P.I., but it also performed a supporting part as Christie Brinkley’s experience in National Lampoon’s Getaway.
No matter whether you’ve got constantly harbored a motivation to be Thomas Magnum, zooming all around Hawaii sporting a killer mustache, or whether or not you see your self as a extended-haired supermodel flirting with station-wagon-driving dads, this 1985 Ferrari 308GTS Quattrovalvole for sale on Provide a Trailer (which, like Car and Driver, is aspect of Hearst Autos), delivers a probability to are living that 1980s aspiration.
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As a GTS, this car options the have to-have carry-off targa best, and getting a Quattrovalvole, its 2.9-liter flat-aircraft-crank V-8 has the four-valve heads released in 1983. Unusually, its tan Connolly leather interior is contrasted with pink carpets. The cabin is also household to a tall-boy shift lever that moves through a chromed gate, a platoon of toggle switches, and a period cassette stereo to enjoy your combine tapes.
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The car was marketed new at Bob Sharp Ferrari in Danbury, Connecticut, and the present-day owner acquired it as a 12 months-aged utilized vehicle with 5000 miles again in 1986. Exhibiting a monk-like restraint, the longtime proprietor additional less than 7000 miles in excess of the succeeding 37 many years. As a result, the motor vehicle is in exceedingly properly-preserved affliction, judging by the images.
This example’s present odometer examining of just under 12,000 miles surely raises its benefit relative to most 308s out there, which means this Ferrari could be predicted to reside a lifestyle of local weather-controlled storage. But we consider that the new proprietor would do perfectly to re-make P.J. O’Rourke’s cross-place highway journey carried out in a 1980 308GTS. Or, alternately, go racing all around Oahu.