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1981 Ferrari 308 GTSI



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1981 Ferrari

308 GTSI



Engine Size
2.9 Liter V8
5 Speed Manual
60,994 (Actual)
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This is it! This is the car you've always wanted. Forget Magnum P.I. references, I'm not going there. Instead, I want to point out that this 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi is perhaps the best example of Fiat-era design, all wrapped in a fantastic color combination, with documents and full service records. Oh, and did I mention that the price is about two-thirds the going rate for a fully serviced fuel-injected 308?

In 1981 dollars, this car cost $56,900, a truly staggering amount of money. But what you got for that princely sum is one of the most crisply-styled mid-engined Ferraris, a gorgeous bullet of a car that has curves in all the right places to make it look truly exotic. And while most of those you've seen are bright red, I'm here to tell you that the dark blue metallic paint looks amazing, so I guess you did get something special for the extra $780 that it cost. In the intervening 30 or so years, this car has been used sparingly, racking up only 60,994 miles (that's less than 2000 miles a year) and with proper service, feels like a much younger vehicle. The gorgeous hand-rubbed paint has that magic kind of shine that you'd expect from a car that was still partially hand-built, and things like the rubber bumpers, weather-stripping, and side mirrors haven't been abused by UV rays or improper storage. In short, cars that look this good after three decades have usually had fanatical owners who care about the hardware. If you've wanted one of these, this is how you dreamed it would look.

Tan Connolly leather inside is pure Ferrari magic, stitched into body-hugging buckets that are comfortable and supportive, but not restrictive. Connolly leather is typically softer and more supple than the usual automotive-grade stuff we're used to, and as a result it shows a bit more wear than you'd expect, but the hand-crafted feel and the texture of the materials more than makes up for it. The gauges are sensibly arranged, including a curious speedometer that seems to have a redline after 85 MPH, as if to warn you that driving a Ferrari that fast is somehow dangerous (ha!). The leather-wrapped wheel feels great and there's simply no other experience like clanging that big chrome shifter through the metal gate, a part of the Ferrari experience that separates the men from the boys. There's a modern AM/FM/CD stereo system in place, but the rest of the controls are as the factory intended: confusing and haphazardly arranged-this IS a Ferrari after all. You want logic and sensibility, go buy a Honda.

The 2.9 liter V8 engine is pure Ferrari magic. On paper, its specs seem modest, but on the road, the car has agility, speed, and poise all in equal measure, with nothing being overpowering. As a result, it can be driven quickly and effortlessly, and even relative newcomers will find it sure-footed and easy to drive. Brakes are powerful and thanks to correct service throughout its life, you don't have to be afraid of exploring the 7500 RPM redline and enjoying the wonderful howl from the exhaust. Unmarked Ferrari alloys wear 220/55/390 Michelin TRX radials, correct for the car and recently back in production.

Documented with the original window sticker and service records, this car hits all the right notes for vintage Ferraris: pedigree, maintenance, and color. Call now!

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  • AM/FM Radio
  • Air Conditioning
  • Defrost
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Fuel Injection
  • Heat
  • Leather Seats
  • Numbers Matching
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defogger
  • Seatbelts
  • Targa Top
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  • Original Window Sticker
  • Owner's Manual
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Front Brakes
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Rear Brakes
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