308/328 Values

308/328 Values

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johnnyreggae

2,530 posts

121 months

Thursday 1st October 2020
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October 14 @ H&H & to quote the auction house "Whilst there would appear to be a plethora of tired LHD examples currently being offered on the market, a cherished and restored righthand drive carburettor model 308 GTS is much harder to find"

Looks very nice example https://www.handh.co.uk/auction/lot/32-1978-ferrar...

evojam

344 posts

121 months

Thursday 8th October 2020
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That's the typical bilge you can normally expect from any of the major auction houses,the silver car in question was probally just as tired as any LHD example before it restoration.

Edited by evojam on Friday 9th October 17:24

rat rod

1,031 posts

26 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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johnnyreggae said:
October 14 @ H&H & to quote the auction house "Whilst there would appear to be a plethora of tired LHD examples currently being offered on the market, a cherished and restored righthand drive carburettor model 308 GTS is much harder to find"

Looks very nice example https://www.handh.co.uk/auction/lot/32-1978-ferrar...
Think the owner may have shot himself in the foot by adding those photo's of the restoration .

They could frighten buyers off who are not use to seeing older cars going through their restoration stages .

Although it shows he's got nothing to hide and the buyers that know can see through the photo's .

The trimmers made a good job of the seats but why have they done them all blue including the pleats which should be black as original,
wouldn't have taken much, or am i just being anal.

In my opinion silver really suits the 308 GTB/GTS's accentuates it's beautiful lines.

My cars silver and could do with a repaint but being a track car i quite enjoy it as it is, people say if you paint it change it to red . Why?

Funny there was a silver 308 GTS at a Goodwood track day a few weeks ago identical to this one even down to the single exhaust ,

It was almost like new and as far as i could tell looked totally original although the paintwork looked better than i remember them new ,

W reg so must have been one of the last of the carburettor cars , From memory only 36,000 miles on the clock.

Although there was some very expensive hyper come super cars there costing a million plus i couldn't get enough of this GTS and kept
going back to have another look , Any one on here?

Just reminded me of back in the day when i owned these cars when they were only 2 to 3 years old.













Edited by rat rod on Friday 9th October 11:22

Slippydiff

11,977 posts

184 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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4rephill said:
Caruso said:
James May's 308 is up for sale.

I think this is the one: https://www.tfcgb.com/used-cars/6886072-ferrari-30...

based on what he says in this video: https://youtu.be/FvpNY5Sv3l4?t=112
Yes that's James May's car.

If you watch the linked video, he's very complimentary about how it looks, but not very complimentary about what it's like to drive now, in modern traffic.

To a degree, I get what he's saying about it feeling like you're driving the car for everyone else's benefit, because they get to look at it and you don't, but it's a nice feeling when someone suddenly smiles because they've seen a Ferrari out of the blue, and, the fact is, there's a lot of pleasure in driving the car too (something that May seemingly just doesn't get).

TBH, I'd say it's just as well he's selling it - Hopefully it will go to a new owner who appreciates it a bit more.
May's video appears little more than a poor sales pitch for the car. Not exactly classy.

rat rod

1,031 posts

26 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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Slippydiff said:
May's video appears little more than a poor sales pitch for the car. Not exactly classy.
I thought the same but he has never been that complementary about it past or present, He was the only one out of the three that enthused

about classic cars and seem to remember him owning a Rolls Mulliner Park Ward 2 door Shadow,

Obviously his interest has waned now preferring electric.

I know his Speciale would spoil him for older Ferrari's but although the 430 is hardly new i find they complements each other when i drive the

GTB and go from one to the other as they are so different and have their own individual character's.

Although i love the 430 if i had to choose between the two i would choose the GTB every time completely different to Mr May.

Edited by rat rod on Saturday 10th October 11:37

johnnyreggae

2,530 posts

121 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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jonny finance

815 posts

167 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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Hi all. Anyone eyeballed the 500 mile black 328 currently for sale at Amari?? A good pal with plenty of F knowledge remembers looking at this one some years back when at auction. Colour combo aside, he recalls the paint finish being somewhat interesting ??

Apparently been through DK’s since and wondered how it’s looking now.

Cheers

rat rod

1,031 posts

26 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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johnnyreggae said:
Had two white Ferrari's,one 308 GT4 that every one mistook for a Lotus, I assume because of the colour and a 308 GTS 1981'

One of the last carburettor cars, Sold it to a guy who really wanted a red one but thought he would try and live with it,

Obviously he couldn't as the next time i saw it he had it painted in red but not Rosso Chiaro as he'ed asked for but Rosso Dino.

So still didn't have the red Ferrari he wanted ,more of a orange one . Maybe there's a moral somewhere to this story.

Shame really the car was only four old at the time and was totally original, messed up what was a perfect car as the repaint
was only average as well.

Quite like them in white but best suited with a Marbella backdrop than the local gas works in the UK.






Edited by rat rod on Saturday 21st November 21:46