GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this spectacular 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole for your consideration. The Ferrari 308 is one of the most recognizable and desirable cars ever produced, this example is a Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole. The “quattrovalvole” part of the name referrers to 4 valves per cylinder giving the car increased horsepower, higher refinement and overall performance than the earlier cars. All 308's were powered by a Ferrari V8, but the Quattrovalvole got an increase in power to 230 horsepower. Mated to the Ferrari V8 is a 5-speed manual transmission that shifts through all gears smoothly and with ease. One of the more iconic features of this car is the gated shifter that makes extremely satisfying clicks as you roll through the gears.
Designed by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina the Ferrari 308 has beautiful lines that can be appreciated by everyone. The car features a classic Rosso Corsa red exterior paint with black grills and a black GTS removable roof. The Quattrovalvole models received extra louvers in the front nose of the car that adds to the overall presence and beauty of this classic exotic. The 5 spoke Ferrari wheels have been set up with new Michelin TRX tires and the spare tire is present.
Complementing the striking red exterior, the interior is a clean black Nero leather. The interior shows minimal wear and all interior components work as they should. The example offered here has air conditioning which was an option that could be ordered from the factory. The original analog clock inside can be found in working condition on the inside of this gorgeous Ferrari.
This example was built in March of 1983 and was recently acquired from an owner of 7 years out of Long Boat Key Florida. In April of 2019, a complete timing belt kit including a new timing belt, alternator belt, water pump belt, both air and oil filter, and cam belt pulley was purchased from RICAMBI America and professionally installed. At the time of service, the transmission fluid was flushed and replaced with Redline 75W90 limited-slip synthetic gear oil.
The 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole offered here comes with the original tool kit, original jack, original factory smog pump, spare tire, and owners manual. The sound of the Ferrari V8 opening up is like nothing else on the road today. This example is in truly great condition and drives straight and true without any issues.
When the Ferrari 308 hit the automotive scene in 1975 there was much fanfare around the car as it was highly regarded as a worthy successor of the much loved Dino 246 and its styling is still considered one of the most beautiful cars ever built. According to Sergio Pininfarina, the inspirations for the styling came from the Dino Berlinetta Speciale that was exhibited in Paris in 1965. Road testers and enthusiasts alike hailed the refined performance the car had to offer. Paul Frere summed it up as he began his 1976 Road and Track review “Dino 246 fans, cheer up! There is a worthy 2 seat successor to your favorite car. And it's even better, faster, quieter and more comfortable.”
Ferrari is the most revered name in international motoring and with values on all Ferrari's skyrocketing in the international market. The Ferrari 308 is arguably the most recognized model, and the Quattorvalvole cars such as this are among the most desirable. This represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a sports car icon as well as a blue-chip automotive investment. Please call or email with any questions or for additional information on this 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole.