1979 Ferrari 308 GTB, low miles, mint condition, tuned engine, award winner

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  • Make: Ferrari
  • Model: 308
  • SubModel: GTB
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 11,794
  • VIN: 30089
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: V-8 3.0L
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Costa Mesa, California, United States


1979 Ferrari 308 GTB (30089)

This 308 GTB is exceptional in all aspects.

Here are a few highlights on this Rosso Corso beauty.

Low original mileage (approx. 12,000 mi)

Platinum FCA winner

Coppa Bella Machina winner

270 HP engine (stock appearance)

The rule of thumb in the classic car world is to buy the best example of a certain model you can and, without a doubt, this 308 GTB is the one. The cost to restore an average 308 GTB to this standard would far exceed the price to buy this example.

308 GTB (30089) has a well documented past with service records, tools, books, etc. A look at the photos of this outstanding example will reveal the quality of the car.

The mechanicals are fresh with a major service done. The engine was rebuilt and a dyno test certification comes with the car. Here is a description from the Carobu Engineering website.

“This 308 engine rebuild represents a request for more power without hurting drivability or going nuts with the cost. One of the goals of the project was to retain the basic appearance and performance feel of the original engine, but with increased horsepower. In the opinion of many, this should have been the standard specification engine on the 308 series from the beginning and, eventually, the 328 series produced this power (years later).

The internal engine modifications were Stage 1 specification; higher compression, forged pistons; upgraded rod bolts; longer duration cams; improve head flow and careful dyno tuning.”

The clutch, water pump and steering rack were all replaced. The radiator has been updated with a more efficient and much lighter aluminum version. The Koni shocks were rebuilt and upgraded to include adjustable ride-height. 16” factory alloys and performance tires complete the high-performance chassis. This Ferrari needs nothing and is ready to be enjoyed.

A look at the body shows a meticulous attention to detail. The bumpers are the highly desirable Euro-type that are lighter and better looking than the heavy (some say ugly) US bumpers. The wheels are in concours shape with the proper 16” tires.

The interior continues this theme and is in excellent condition with only light driver’s seat wear from normal use. The original Blaupunkt radio is included, but it has been replaced by a modern Blaupunkt San Francisco with CD player. The steering wheel shows almost no wear, the dash is perfect and the gauges/controls are still fresh. The pedals have aluminum covers (F40 style).

The driving experience is what Enzo intended. This 308 drives straight, handles well, brakes hard and accelerates better then a 328. The sound from the light-weight stainless steel Tubi sport muffler is hair-raising while the shifting action is smooth and crisp. A light-weight flywheel adds to the performance feel of the engine. And this 308 is light weight too, with the overall car weight cut down by 200 lbs. This gives the GTB a responsive feel missing on most US model 308s.

Included in the sale are the following.

The original smog equipment and air pump.

Original rubber pedal pads.

Blaupunkt radio/tape player.

Air conditioning compressor.

Copies of receipts for work done.


This car is not smog-legal in the state of California as it presently sits.

For additional information contact Tate 949-378-3twotwo6 (call or text).