The Fast Road Sale - An auction of performance cars. Wednesday 14th June. Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
1977 Ferrari 308 GTB 'Vetroresina' Estimate £90,000 - £110,000
Registration No: ROP 868R
Chassis No: 20699
Current ownership since 2013
1 of Just 154 UK-Supplied Examples
Subject to c.£30,000 worth of restoration work by Foskers in 2018
Offered with a collection of invoices going back to 1981
38,400 recorded miles and just 3 former keepers
Introduced at the 1975 Paris Salon, the Ferrari 308 GTB was styled by Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina whose other credits included the Dino, Daytona and Berlinetta Boxer. Based around a tubular spaceframe chassis equipped with independent double-wishbone suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and rack and pinion steering, the first 808 examples wore glass-reinforced plastic (or Vetroresina in Italian) bodywork which was some 150kg lighter than the cheaper-to-produce steel skin that supplanted it.
European-specification cars were fitted with a dry-sump version of Ferrari’s free-revving Tipo F106 AB 2.9-litre V8 engine, whereas those destined for America and Australia utilised a less powerful wet-sump unit (240bhp vs. 255bhp). Reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 6.7 seconds and 155mph, the Vetroresina represents the 308 GTB in its earliest and most desirable form.
A real rarity, just 154 of the GRP-bodied projectiles were completed to UK RHD specification.
2001 Ford Puma S1600 'Works' Rally Car Estimate £60,000 - £80,000
2007 Porsche Cayman S Estimate £14,000 - £18,000
2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG Saloon Estimate £12,000 - £14,000