1979 Ferrari 308 GTS for New Camaldoli Hermitage

1979 Ferrari 308 GTS for sale in Arlington, Virginia, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Arlington, Virginia, United States
Make: Ferrari
Model: 308
Type: Convertible
Trim: GTS
Year: 1979
Mileage: 44,100
VIN: F106AS29433
Color: Red
Engine size: V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Ferrari 308 1979

This is a charity auction to help support the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, CA.
All proceeds from the sale of this car will be donated to the Hermitage.

For more information about the car, please contact me at 571-210-2705 or by EBay email.
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This 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS is chassis number 29433. Always stored indoors. This 308 GTS is located in Arlington, VA.
It is Classic Rosso Corsa Red with tan interior. It has 44,100 miles on it.
A car guy came to see this 308 and was very pleased with its stock originality -- very few of these cars retain the Marinelli points. Apparently, "patina" is the new word in the vintage car market.
Highlights:
Original Cromodora rims
original carpets
original seats
tool bag
jack bag
Non-original:
radio (now a CD player from mid-90s)
exhaust (Ansa aftermarket I believe)
I have owned the car for 4 years and have always taken great care of it and it has never been driven hard in my ownership. The previous owner had it for 10+ years, and provided me with details regarding his extensive maintenance regime. (Those documents will be provided with the car upon sale.)
He did the following:
1) Oil changes, of course
2) He added iridium plugs
3) He rebuilt the carbs
4) He maintained the Marelli ignition!
5) He added a Birdman Fuse Box
6) He resurfaced the flywheel and redid the clutch. (No issues with 2nd gear, etc.)
7) He disconnected the A/C -- the parts are included with the sale.
8) He changed the timing belts
Here's a more detailed service history for the car:
May 2009: Clutch and pressure plate, throw-out bearing, pilot bearing, clutch cable replaced, and flywheel resurfaced.
mileage: 40,541
January 2012: Valve clearances checked, compression checked, cam cover gaskets replaced
mileage: 41,838
April 2012: Timing belts replaced, water pump replaced, hill engineering bearings used
mileage: 41,953
August 2012: NGK Iridium plugs installed
mileage: 42, 379
March 2013: Carbs rejetted and balanced
That's the major stuff - it got oil changes annually too of course....
Current mileage is 44,100
Result: That's $40,000 in parts and labor to keep the car maintained in the last decade. The car is a tremendous value, considering the hidden repair costs that everyone knows about with these wonderful sports cars.
Condition of the interior: The interior is in good condition for a vehicle of this age. The driver's seat has some bolster wear, and a 2" tear on the seat. The passenger's seat is in excellent overall condition. The carpets are in OK condition -- and are original. The dash is free of any cracks. The steering wheel is free from cracks and the leather is still in nice shape. The removable targa top headliner is in good condition and is the original leather material. All gauge crystals are nice and the center console is in good condition. Glass is all in good condition and free of cracks. The map pocket on the driver's side door is torn on the bottom and currently not usable -- the map pocket on the passenger side door is fine.
Condition of the exterior: The paint has good shine and is in good condition. I was told by the previous owner that this was a re-spray. The tires are in good condition. The wheels are original and in good condition - 14" Cromodoras.
Mechanics of the car: The turn signals, parking lights and door locks work properly. Both headlamps go up and down. The low beams and brights work. The windows are slow but move fine - which is typical of a Ferrari of this vintage. There is a Birdman fuse box in place already. The aftermarket stereo sports a single CD player and is functional.
It always starts right up and drives great. Transmission shifts perfectly through all of the gears. Engine runs very smoothly and has plenty of power. It drives straight going down the road. It doesn't pull to either side and brakes smoothly without pulling. The engine makes a beautiful sound. It revs freely and the steering is tight and true.

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