Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole

  • Only 13,451 KM
  • First-hand vehicle
  • New car condition 
Year:1985
Paintwork:Red
Interior:Leather Creme
Gearing Type:Manual
Mileage:13.451 KM
Power:243 HP
Fuel*:Petrol
Price:119.000,- € (no VAT refundable)

* Fuel consumption: (DIN 70030) 13,4 L Super determined at 3/4 of maximum speed, maximum of 110 km / h below surcharge of 10% (factory specification)

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The Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole

The transition from carburettor to fuel injection and the introduction of new anti-pollution laws all had a sizeable impact on the power of the 308 GTBi compared to its predecessor, the 308 GTB. Research to remedy this situation was quickly undertaken and soon showed that four valves per cylinder offered the optimal solution. This innovation saw the engine make up its lost horsepower and the car regain position as the reference point in its category. The 308 GTB Quattrovalvole succeeded the 308 GTBi, and was presented at the 1982 Paris Salon. The Quattrovalvole part of the model name referred to the four valves per cylinder heads on the engine, which provided increased power over the preceding model.

Visually the new model was very similar to the outgoing one, but could be recognised by the addition of a slim louvre panel in the front lid to aid radiator exhaust air exit, paired electrically operated door mirrors with a small enamel Ferrari badge on the shell, a revised radiator grille with rectangular driving lights at the extremities, and rectangular (instead of round) side repeater lights. The interior also received some minor alterations, and cloth seat centres became available as an option to the standard full leather, whilst the leather rim satin black three spoke steering wheel featured a triangulated section around the horn push. As with the preceding series’ of 308 models, USA market cars could be identified by heavier bumper assemblies, and rectangular side marker lights on the wings. Options available were metallic paint, a deep front spoiler, air conditioning, wider wheels, 16″ Speedline wheels with Pirelli P7 tyres, and a rear of roof satin black finished aerofoil (standard on Japanese market models).

The V8 engine was essentially of the same design as that used in the 308 GTBi model, apart from the four valves per cylinder heads. It was of a 90 degree configuration, with belt driven twin overhead camshafts per bank, having a total capacity of 2926cc, with a bore and stroke of 81mm x 71mm, with wet sump lubrication, bearing factory type reference F 105 AB 000 for European market cars. The claimed power output for main market European cars was 240bhp at 7000rpm, and 235bhp at 6800rpm for US market variants. The engine was transversely mounted in unit with the all synchromesh five speed transmission assembly, which was below, and to the rear of the engine’s sump. The gear and final drive ratios were altered to suit the revised characteristics of the four valves per cylinder engine. It was fitted with a Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection system, coupled to a Marelli MED 803A Digiplex electronic ignition system, incorporating a coil, distributor and ignition module to serve each bank of cylinders. All US market examples were fitted with catalytic convertors.

The main European market 308 GTB Quattrovalvole models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 105 GB 100, Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars. All models were numbered in the Ferrari odd number road car chassis sequence of the time, with right and left hand drive available. The model was produced in a total of 748 examples between 1982 and 1985 in the chassis number range 42809 to 59071.

The Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole on sale here is a vehicle that is absolutely in original condition. The vehicle was first delivered to a small town in Italy called Faenza, just 30km away from Bologna on July 22, 1985, where the car remained for decades to come. By purchasing the 308 GTB, the owner, a successful midcap entrepreneur, realised his childhood dream, and he looked after his Ferrari with all the care and attention it deserved. The 308 was only allowed to leave the garage for special occasions, so this Quattrovalvole has just 13,451 km on the clock and is still in absolutely mint condition. The kilometre performance is as unusual as its owner history. It's a first-hand vehicle. We are pleased to be able to offer this 308 GTB Quattrovalvole, which is an absolute highlight and gives collectors & enthusiasts the rare opportunity to be able to call a pristine piece of automotive history their own. We will pass this Ferrari 308 to its new owners newly serviced and with a detailed workshop report. For further information, please contact our sales team.