Originally Posted by Birdman
I would do a 288 conversion on a 308 that has body damage. It might be cheaper to get the 288 panels than original 308 panels. But any 288 conversion MUST have some kind of forced induction so it has the power to go with the looks!!
Your comment is valid. I just purchased a motor/trans, thread 308 racing engine for a 1977 GTB I plan to convert. However, I was fortunate enough to purchase the car gutted, no engine/trans, most everything else minus windows all around, a few missing instrument gauges. Total cost was $7,000 with good title, I was lucky! However, to purchase even a very cheap needing work 308 your still looking at mid to high 20's by the time you convert it's expensive. I would put money into more go fast options and come out with a real nice 308.
Anyone having info/experience with 308/288 GTO conversion, I would like to here from you. Just starting to purchase parts I need so any hands on experience/information would be appreciated. Once I get started building the car I hope to start a commentary on it with progressive build-up photos. Thanks!