1978 Ferrari


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1978 Ferrari 308 1978 Ferrari 308

1978 Ferrari


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Only 16,827 miles! Rare red interior!

Call 440-914-0000 or email sales@motorcargroup.com

WOW! Have a look at this iconic Ferrari 308 GTS!

  • Only 16,827 miles

  • Huge service performed January 2016

  • Beautifully straight and tight panels

  • Last of the carburetor models

  • Rare red seats with black inserts

  • Great Ferrari sound!

  • Asking $79,990.00

A look at this iconic Ferrari and you might think of Magnum P.I., the smash hit TV show from the 1980's. That's because during the first season, a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS was used just like this beauty! This car however has one feature that makes it a very rare find. Read on!

From 1975-1980, there were only 3,219 GTS models produced. The GTS used a wet sump, 4 carburetors, naturally aspirated V8 engine—one of the last to use carburetors. With a compression ratio of 8.8:1 and 195 ft-lb of torque, this red rocket reached 150+ miles per hour easily. Zero to 100 mph in 15 seconds. In addition, this car had extensive maintenance performed in January 2016 (please see list below).

The exterior of this car shows very straight and tight fitting steel body panels. The doors close with a solid sound and fit. All the glass and mirrors are in very good condition and the headlights swing open as if brand new. Even the valance looks well taken care of.

The interior of this icon is a beautiful surviving gem. The vintage red leather seats feel very supple and are accented with black leather striping, making this a very rare color interior. Most of the 308's you see are beige or black. The same red leather is continued on the door panels while matching red carpet rests on the floor. The leather wrapped steering wheel shows very little use. All the knobs, levers and switches work, are in place, and look fantastic!This car would make Tom Selleck smile! It does for us and we're sure it will for you too! Plus, with only 16,827 believed miles, it isn't even broken in yet!

Parts replaced as of January 2016:

Clutch and pressure plate

Throw out bearing

Pilot bearing

Bell housing O rings

Water pump

Water pump gasket

Coolant Reservoir

Reservoir mount

4, minor carb kits


Gear box oil

Air filter

Bulk fuel hose


2, Timing belts

2, Tensioner pulleys

8, Spark plugs

2, Accessory belts

2, Cam lower gaskets

2, Distributor gaskets

Cam end gasket

Seal rings

Air pump seal ring

Transmission sump gasket

Oil sump gasket, oil, oil filter

Shift shaft seals

2, Tensioner pulley bearings

At the Motor Car Group, we're enthusiasts first. We want you to enjoy your new car from the minute it's delivered and the trailer door drops. Before a car leaves our shop, it's gone through comprehensively, both visually and mechanically. We do more than just kick the tires, though: We fill your tires with nitrogen, road test (if the weather permits us here in Cleveland!) and clean it inside and out. We buff the paint using a three-step process immediately before it's taken away so that it gleams when it arrives. Every car we sell, from Sunday drivers through the rarest exotics, is meant to be driven-get out there!

If you have any questions before, during or after the sale, do not hesitate to contact us. It's what we're here for! Call us at (440) 914-0000, write us at sales@motorcargroup.com or stop by and see the new shop at 6441 Davis Industrial Parkway, Solon OH 44139. We're 26 miles from Cleveland Hopkins Airport and we can pick you up when you come to inspect or purchase your car. We welcome any prospective buyers, their buyer's agents or inspectors from Monday through Friday during business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment. We're car people who love what we do, and you'll feel it from the first time you contact us. Give the R&H crew the opportunity to serve you: Our passion and attention to detail set us apart!

Call 440-914-0000 or email sales@motorcargroup.com

Specs and Options

Engine Size
Naturally Aspirated V8 Engine
Engine Type
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Body Color
Rosso Corsa Red
Original Paint
Body Style
Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type