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Ferrari 308 GTS Carburetors | $1.28M HKD

The Ferrari 308 with Carburetor engine is a fantastic sports car, and is sure to put a huge smile on your face each time you get behind the wheel and open up that throttle. The 308 GTS, which featured the added benefit of a black targa roof panel that could be easily removed and stowed in the cabin behind the seats, makes this an even more desirable open-top sports car.

This "Duo Citizenship" Ferrari 308 GTS has a particularly colorful and fully documented history. It was an original right-hand-drive example sold by HR Owen LTD to a lady entrepreneur in London UK and was first registered on August 2nd, 1979. The car stayed in the UK until 1986 and was bought and registered in Hong Kong by GERMAN MOTORS LTD (Italian Motors Sales & Services Ltd) the official Ferrari Importer at Sung Wong Toi. Taxed and registered with the license mark DN3627 on February 4, 1987, after its arrival, it was subjected to a major service/ refresh and was subsequently sold to a Hong Kong Expatriate keeper in the same year. Due to various reasons, the new owner must move to the UK in 1988 and decided to bring the 308 along with him. So once again, the car was back in the UK and serviced by Maranello Concessionaires for the next 9 years.

The car underwent a full restoration by Nick Cartwright Specialist Cars before it was sold again in 1997. The next keeper commissioned Graypaul Ferrari to continue to care for the car. In 2008, the car is back in the hands of Nick Cartwright who sold the car to yet another Hong Kong resident who kept the car in the UK for 4 more years until he brought the car back to Hong Kong in 2012. Once again the 308 is back on the road in Hong Kong in 2013 and maintained by Blackbird Concessionaires ever since. In 2014 the car was subjected to a complete engine-out overhaul.

Today the car is presented in Nero exterior over Nero hide with Black carpets, and still has its original and correct shallow front spoiler. The factory specification included air-conditioning which is icy cold. The beautiful interior has outstanding patina and original leather trim. The car sits on correct 16 inch wheels and brand new tires. The body is beautiful, very straight and has good panel fittings. The underside is very original, rust free and solid. It is obviously very well maintained during the years, therefore it is in a perfect working and driving condition. There is a lovely (and very thick) history file accompanying this Ferrari 308 GTS, including numerous ownership, MOT records and invoices for works carried out. A new speedometer was installed in April 16th, 1987, the old odometer was showing 34,104 Miles before replacement. Currently the odometer reads 10,259KM but it is believe to be approximately 40,400 Miles in total.

Year: 1979

Body: 2 Doors Targa

Exterior: Black (Originally Rosso)

Interior: Black

Driver's Sider: RHD

Transmission: Manual

Indicated Mileage: 10259KM (Odometer changed in 1987 at 34,104 Miles. Therefore actual mileage is approximately 40,400 Miles)

Location: Hong Kong

Registration: Registered in Hong Kong

History: Originally delivered in UK by HR Owen in 1979. Imported to Hong Kong in 1986 by German Motors. Re-Exported to UK in 1988 and came back to Hong Kong in 2013. Current owner bought the car in 2018. Car has matching numbers, fully documented history, always maintained by Ferrari authorized agents and in highly original condition except a color change to Nero. Spare wheel, jack and Car Cover included.

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Kenneth Wong


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