1979 Ferrari 308 GTB 'Carter Secco'
Documents: Italian Libretto
- Only two owners from new
- Recent service including cam belt change in March 2015
- Includes books, pouch, and warranty card
- Matching-numbers example; presented in its original colour combination
- Desirable dry sump variant
The long-awaited replacement for the Dino 246 GT model made its inaugural appearance at the 1975 Paris Salon. The Pininfarina-designed body had a pronounced wedge profile, with a rectangular egg-crate aluminium radiator grille below a slim full-width satin-black front bumper. However, there were numerous key design elements of the Dino 246 GT carried through into the body details. These included the scalloped door intakes, twin circular rear light assemblies, and the vertical concave rear screen bounded by buttressed sail panels.
The European-delivered cars were fitted with a 252-horsepower engine with dry sump lubrication, whereas the USA-delivered cars were limited to 240–brake horsepower due to emissions-control systems and used a conventional wet-sump engine.
The steel-bodied Ferrari 308 GTB offered here, chassis 27175, was delivered to its first owner, Mr Daniele Margiotta, in Rome via Ferrari dealer Pietro Masino on 23 April 1979. The car was originally finished in Blue Sera (106-A-18) over a Beige (3218) leather interior. The car then passed to its second owner in 1987. Most recently, the car has received a full service along with replacement of the cam belts in March 2015 by Ferrari specialist Forza Service S.r.l. in Turin, with work totalling over €2.800.
This is, quite simply, a wonderful 308 GTB and an icon of its time.