SOLD FAST! Vetroresina: ’76 Ferrari 308GTB
Sold close to the asking price of 92,000 Euros…congrats Heinz!
Ferrari was a bit disillusioned with the sales of the 308GT4 and wanted to speed up production of the new 308 GTB. They took the fiberglass or Vetroresina route because it was easier to get it ready for production until steel tooling was available. The result was a lighter car and that coupled with the carburetor engine made for a nice package. When the steel bodies were ready, Ferrari thought the Vetroresina bodies were inferior and discontinued them. Only 712 were made making them quite collectible today. To add a little spice to the mix, they made dry-sump engines available. According to the Vetroresina Register, they probably made only 100 dry-sump cars. From the Register: It is not clear why Ferrari went to the expense of developing a dry sump engine for the 308 range, but the most likely reason is they were planning to build a racing version using the lighter fibreglass body. Whilst the dry sump motor has minimal (if any) increase in power over the equivalent spec wet sump, it does have a significant advantage on a race track where oil surging during tight cornering can cause oil starvation in a wet sump engine. The dry sump 308’s are also FIA group 4 homologated, where as the wet sump are not. Well, we found what has to be the holy grail of 308GTBs: a Vetroresina, dry sump, left hand drive 308GTB in dark Blue with red interior. I’ll bet it is one of one. The car is in Austria with 52,000 kms covered to date. According to the Register, in 2012 it was reported to still have original paint. We believe that is still the case. The Ferrari Market Newsletter Asking Price Guide shows a steady increase in asking prices as high as 35% in just a 6-month period. The asking price is 92,000 Euros or around $125,000 US. What an opportunity. We’ve already had some strong interest in this one and will respect that individual’s right to be first in line from Mint. We probably aren’t the only representatives but we’ll do our best to be the one who closes the deal. Please call to discuss. Michael (203) 417-6856