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Ferrari 308 GTBi 1981 damaged front end + parts to repair ideal race car 288 GTO
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This is a genuine Ferrari 308 GTBi that I have had in storage for many years. The front is damaged.

24 Feb, 2013 19:37:01 GMT
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Martham, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: This is a genuine Ferrari 308 GTBi that I have had in storage for many years. The front is damaged.
Year: 1981 Mileage: 42,620
Manufacturer: Ferrari Engine Size: 3,000
Model: 308 GTBi Transmission: Manual
Type: Coupe Fuel: Petrol
Doors: 2 Seats: 2
Colour: Red Drive Side: Right-hand drive
Reg. Date: 01/01/1981

This auction is a rare opportunity if you are looking for a Ferrari project.


This is almost a barn find as there are a lot of cobwebs and dust on it as I have owned and stored it for many years.


If you are not into Ferraris please have a look at my other auctions as I have around 40 cars to sell, mostly unusual or rare models.


I have been collecting cars for 25 years but I have decided I no longer have the time to restore these cars and could really do with the space as well.

This is a 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi that I have owned for many years, I think around 10 but cannot remember for certain.

I bought it with a damaged front as an insurance right off. The engine was not running when I bought it although it was supposed to have been rebuilt but I have no paperwork to back this up.

I found the problem was corrosion to the twin ECUs so I bought two brand new ECUs at the cost of around £1000, I plugged these in and it still didn't run but this was resolved by wiring up another temporary fuel pump. It fired into life straight away and sounded great. It will require a new fuel pump which are cheap on ebay. The car has only covered 42620 miles so mechanically it should be ok whether the engine has been rebuilt or not. The interior condition although very dusty now should clean up nicely.

When I bought the car it had been in the police pound and someone supposedly stole some parts off it including rear lights and rear bumper. I have bought replacement lights and rear bumper.

I have also bought a secondhand front wing, headlamp pod, motor, a new front nose panel, a pair of new sills, one lower door skin panel and an o/s front wing lower section to repair the bodywork. The front chassis all looks straight, just needs the small sections made up that support the front wing and radiator etc. All the front suspension has been removed and grit blasted but I had to put it back on to move it before I had a chance to paint it so it now has surface rust.

Now the problem, the chassis number was removed when I bought it but the engine number is intact so this should match the chassis number for registration purposes. If it was to be used as a race car then this isn't really a problem.

I also have a complete front off a 308 GTS QV picture 10 which could be used to repair this if required but it is not included in the auction.

The other possibility I was thinking of fitting a Ferrari 288 GTO style body to it for the race car look, I also have this bodykit picture 11 and 12 but it is not included in the auction.

This will make a fantastic project for someone as these really do not turn up very often especially at this price.

These were quite a rare car as I believe there were only around 40 RHD built.


If someone does have the space and time to take on this then I would expect payment to be made in full by cleared funds before removing anything.

I would also require a £100 non refundable deposit within 24 hours of the end of the auction.

I will not except paypal on this for obvious reasons.

I can discuss time to clear it all but would really like it all gone within two weeks of the end of auction if it sells.


Please do not bid unless you have the money to pay for it and have somewhere to put it.

If you have any questions please email me.

On 21-Feb-13 at 13:33:05 GMT, seller added the following information:

I have just spent a little time on this today, found an old fuel pump, temporarily connected it up to a can of petrol and the old Ferrari fired into life straight away. There are no nasty noises, the engine is very quiet but it does splutter a little as the fuel pump is not the correct one so the pressure will not be right.

I have also been asked if the windscreen is in good condition, so yes the windscreen is good as is all the other glass, there are no broken windows.

If you have any more questions please just ask.

On 23-Feb-13 at 13:22:45 GMT, seller added the following information:

I have had a lot of questions about the registration of this car. There were no number plates on it when I bought it. I have explained the position with the chassis number above. However if anyone is interested I do have another 1977 chassis with the chassis number clearly visible and I also have a V5C in my name for this chassis. Therefore in theory the car could be rebuilt using this if someone was worried about the identity. If the winning bidder is interested in this extra chassis and V5C then it is open to negotiation.

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