Auction Block: 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina

Apr 20, 2022

Category: Rides

Replacing the Dino 246 in the mid-1970s, the mid-engined Ferrari 308 came in both GTB and GTS options. The berlinetta GTB body style was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975, with production lasting until ‘83 after being revamped with mechanical fuel injection in 1980. For the first few years, Ferrari made the body of the 308 GTB with a vetroresina fiberglass until switching to steel in ‘77. Up for auction right now is one of those 308 GTBs from 1976.

This car is one of only 808 produced by Carrozzeria Scaglietti using vetroresina, which made up less than a third of the 2,897 GTB examples produced in total. The Pininfarina-styled bodywork is made from glass-reinforced plastic over a tubular steel chassis, with this particular example getting finished in a beautiful red Rosso Chiaro coat. The leather-wrapped steering wheel on the interior complements the Veglia instrumentation behind it, which includes a speedometer that goes up to 180mph. You’ll be taking it all in as you sit in the tan leather bucket seats with black inserts. Even more impressively, the odometer shows just under 7,500 miles.

Beginning its pedigree in Pennsylvania in the ‘70s, this car has been under Oregon ownership since 2021. In 2016, it underwent a Ferrari Classiche certification and comes with a Classiche “Red Book” upon winning the auction. The factory-correct mid-mounted 2.9L quad-cam V8 puts out 237HP for the U.S. market and is equipped with Weber downdraft carburetors.

With previous examples going for anywhere between $100,000 and $200,000, this 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB is a much-desired model. It’s currently up for auction on Bring a Trailer, where bidding has reached $45,000 with 13 days left remaining on the sale at time of writing.

Purchase: $45,000+

Photo: TheImageEngine | Bring a Trailer
Photo: TheImageEngine | Bring a Trailer
Photo: TheImageEngine | Bring a Trailer

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