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Ferrari : 308 GTB QV-One of 42

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Price: £79,990

  • 1985
  • (44,000 Miles)
  • Red
  • Cream hide piped red
  • 5 Speed Manual
  • V-8 3.0 litre. Four overhead camshafts
  • 148 mph
  • 240 BHP@7,700rpm
  • L.4230mm W.1720mm

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Vehicle Highlights
One of 42 cars remaining

Vehicle Description

Ordered by the then Ferrari agents in Cheshire, Stratton (Wilmslow)Ltd on the 17th January 1985 for April production for a rosso corsa with crema VM3697 piped in red vm3197 with red carpets with air conditioning and a rear aerofoil. In turn an order was placed by Maranello Concessionaires managing director ,Sean Bealey with the factory-order number F/517.Unusually the car was completed early (308's and Mondials produced from January 1984 benefitted from Zincrox -"zinc coating of the steel panels on internal panels most exposed to corrosion action") and invoiced to Maranello Concessionaires Ltd on the 21st March 1985 for delivery to the UK by truck, its weight being noted as 1275kg- making this one of the very last of the 74 GTB QV's imported-of which 42 remain taxed or SORN’d.

Upon arrival the UK, the car was invoiced to Strattons (Wilmslow) Ltd on 10th April 1985 by Maranello Concessionaires. It was first registered B26 OVT on 19th April 1985 to a 33-year-old managing director, Mr C W of Glamorganshire. The then (01-01-85 list price was £29,100.08 plus delivery charges, number plates and road tax. Additionally, the car was factory optioned with air conditioning at £1,100.08 and a rear aerofoil at £170.68, a Mercedes Benz 500 SE was taken in part exchange.

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History:
The 308 GTB Quattrovalvole succeeded the 308 GTBi, and was presented at the 1982 Paris Salon. The Quattrovalvole part of the model name referred to the four valves per cylinder heads on the engine, which provided increased power over the preceding model.

The Body

Visually the new model was very similar to the outgoing one, but could be recognised by the addition of a slim louvre panel in the front lid to aid radiator exhaust air exit, paired electrically operated door mirrors with a small enamel Ferrari badge on the shell, a revised radiator grille with rectangular driving lights at the extremities, and rectangular (instead of round) side repeater lights. The interior also received some minor alterations, and cloth seat centres became available as an option to the standard full leather, whilst the leather rim satin black three spoke steering wheel featured a triangulated section around the horn push. As with the preceding series’ of 308 models, USA market cars could be identified by heavier bumper assemblies, and rectangular side marker lights on the wings. Options available were metallic paint, a deep front spoiler, air conditioning, wider wheels, 16″ Speedline wheels with Pirelli P7 tyres, and a rear of roof satin black finished aerofoil (standard on Japanese market model)

Engine and Chassis
The V8 engine was essentially of the same design as that used in the 308 GTBi model, apart from the four valves per cylinder heads. It was of a 90 degree configuration, with belt driven twin overhead camshafts per bank, having a total capacity of 2926cc, with a bore and stroke of 81mm x 71mm, with wet sump lubrication, bearing factory type reference F 105 AB 000 for European market cars. The claimed power output for main market European cars was 240bhp at 7000rpm, and 235bhp at 6800rpm for US market variants. The engine was transversely mounted in unit with the all synchromesh five speed transmission assembly, which was below, and to the rear of the engine’s sump. The gear and final drive ratios were altered to suit the revised characteristics of the four valves per cylinder engine. It was fitted with a Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection system, coupled to a Marelli MED 803A Digiplex electronic ignition system, incorporating a coil, distributor and ignition module to serve each bank of cylinders. All US market examples were fitted with catalytic convertors.
The main European market 308 GTB Quattrovalvole models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 105 GB 100, Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars. All models were numbered in the Ferrari odd number road car chassis sequence of the time, with right and left hand drive available. The model was produced in a total of 748 examples between 1982 and 1985 in the chassis number range 42809 to 59071.



The V8 engine was essentially of the same design as that used in the 308 GTBi model, apart from the four valves per cylinder heads. It was of a 90 degree configuration, with belt driven twin overhead camshafts per bank, having a total capacity of 2926cc, with a bore and stroke of 81mm x 71mm, with wet sump lubrication, bearing factory type reference F 105 AB 000 for European market cars. The claimed power output for main market European cars was 240bhp at 7000rpm, and 235bhp at 6800rpm for US market variants. The engine was transversely mounted in unit with the all synchromesh five speed transmission assembly, which was below, and to the rear of the engine’s sump. The gear and final drive ratios were altered to suit the revised characteristics of the four valves per cylinder engine. It was fitted with a Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection system, coupled to a Marelli MED 803A Digiplex electronic ignition system, incorporating a coil, distributor and ignition module to serve each bank of cylinders. All US market examples were fitted with catalytic convertors. The main European market 308 GTB Quattrovalvole models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 105 GB 100, Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars. All models were numbered in the Ferrari odd number road car chassis sequence of the time, with right and left hand drive available. The model was produced in a total of 748 examples between 1982 and 1985 in the chassis number range 42809 to 59071.

The main European market 308 GTB Quattrovalvole models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 105 GB 100, Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars. All models were numbered in the Ferrari odd number road car chassis sequence of the time, with right and left hand drive available. The model was produced in a total of 748 examples between 1982 and 1985 in the chassis number range 42809 to 59071.


The main European market 308 GTB Quattrovalvole models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 105 GB 100, Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars. All models were numbered in the Ferrari odd number road car chassis sequence of the time, with right and left hand drive available. The model was produced in a total of 748 examples between 1982 and 1985 in the chassis number range 42809 to 59071.
The main European market 308 GTB Quattrovalvole models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 105 GB 100, Disc brakes, with independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and hydraulic shock absorbers, were provided all round, with front and rear anti roll bars. All models were numbered in the Ferrari odd number road car chassis sequence of the time, with right and left hand drive available. The model was produced in a total of 748 examples between 1982 and 1985 in the chassis number range 42809 to 59071.


Taken from Ferrari's own website



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