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patpong 07-08-2004 02:54 AM

Let's see all our 308
 
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Let's post all our 308. and let this thread be the collection all our beloved 308's.


1976, 308, Euro's, Carb's, Fiberglass, Drysum, with the view a little outside of Bangkok, Thailand
Patpong

scottjua 07-08-2004 07:18 AM

Sa Wat Di, very nice man!

johnb@macarbon 07-08-2004 06:54 PM

Here's Mine
 
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Mine is an '83QV, 45K miles. With little San Francisco style weather thrown in.

tbakowsky 07-08-2004 07:23 PM

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Mine is an '83QV, 45K miles. With little San Francisco style weather thrown in.

Hey you stole my car!! LOL (mine looks Identical except mine is an 81)

Here are a couple pic's from the engine rebuild.

wax 07-08-2004 07:33 PM

The more I see 308QV's - especially Euro's - the more I like.

Tom - given your considerable experience in, on and around Ferraris, are there reasons to end all reasons you have a 308QV instead of another model?

Tom's of North America (TNA [Pronounced T and A])

thecarreaper 07-08-2004 07:49 PM

1978 308GTS MARRONE *23785* :)
 
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Spasso 07-08-2004 07:59 PM

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'78 308 GTS #26581

tbakowsky 07-08-2004 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by wax
The more I see 308QV's - especially Euro's - the more I like.

Tom - given your considerable experience in, on and around Ferraris, are there reasons to end all reasons you have a 308QV instead of another model?

Tom's of North America (TNA [Pronounced T and A])

Well Unfortunatly mine is not a QV. Mine is just a lowly 2 valve injected slow poke. The reason..well at the time I bought the car I could not afford a QV and the ones that were available in my price range were not good cars. But I did steal the car I have now price wise (basicly I'm driving the car for free, oinsidering what I paid,and have into the car I'll still make close to 15k on the car at fair market value).

As far as reasons for my choice, well I just love the 308/328 series. To me and I have seen alot of them, they just seem to be the best Ferrari you can buy. The fact that you can use it everyday, they have a built proof engine, transmissions do have there problems though, but if your careful they can and do last al long time.

I also think they are far better built then a 348/355. All you really have to do is open and close the door on a 308 and then do the same on a 348/355. The door on a 308 sounds like a M-Benz..the 348/355..an old ford comes to mind. The minimal use of plastic in the interior is another point to consider. The plastic surround around the streering colum in the 348/355 drives me nuts. I cannot understand why Ferrari would ever put such a thing into the interior of a 100k+ car. The 308 looks like care was taken in the deisgn of the gauge binical and the layout of the switches ( I love the toggels).

Open the front of a 308/328 your greeted by a nice fiberglass formed spare tire well wil a full size sapre (in the 308's anyway) Open the front of a 348/355 your greeted with cheap-o pressed cardboard cover in somekind of felt stuff that a stereo shop would use to cover speaker boxes with.

Lift the engine cover on a 308 and you can feel it is a nice strong peice. And when you close it it closes with a nice "thunk" instead of a flimsy sounding "clack, rattle, rattle, like the 348/355.

I alos think the design is timeless. They are just beautiful cars to look at. As many as I see, I still sometimes after work admire the lines of the cars. They are just beautiful.

I also like the charm of the car. They seem to let you know when they like the way your driving and when they don't. They are alive!!

Spasso 07-08-2004 08:03 PM

Yeah what he said.........................................!

bernardo66 07-08-2004 08:38 PM

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Here's one of mine while at the dentist....

thecarreaper 07-08-2004 08:40 PM

^^^^ ditto! great post Tom!

gerard.hansen 07-08-2004 08:47 PM

#23825
 
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1978 308 #23825 Photo taken at Ferrari South in Jackson MS

Ferrari Boy 07-08-2004 09:09 PM

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Here's my dads 1985 308 GTS QV that I ride around with him in. :)

patpong 07-08-2004 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by tbakowsky
Well Unfortunatly mine is not a QV. Mine is just a lowly 2 valve injected slow poke. The reason..well at the time I bought the car I could not afford a QV and the ones that were available in my price range were not good cars. But I did steal the car I have now price wise (basicly I'm driving the car for free, oinsidering what I paid,and have into the car I'll still make close to 15k on the car at fair market value).

As far as reasons for my choice, well I just love the 308/328 series. To me and I have seen alot of them, they just seem to be the best Ferrari you can buy. The fact that you can use it everyday, they have a built proof engine, transmissions do have there problems though, but if your careful they can and do last al long time.

I also think they are far better built then a 348/355. All you really have to do is open and close the door on a 308 and then do the same on a 348/355. The door on a 308 sounds like a M-Benz..the 348/355..an old ford comes to mind. The minimal use of plastic in the interior is another point to consider. The plastic surround around the streering colum in the 348/355 drives me nuts. I cannot understand why Ferrari would ever put such a thing into the interior of a 100k+ car. The 308 looks like care was taken in the deisgn of the gauge binical and the layout of the switches ( I love the toggels).

Open the front of a 308/328 your greeted by a nice fiberglass formed spare tire well wil a full size sapre (in the 308's anyway) Open the front of a 348/355 your greeted with cheap-o pressed cardboard cover in somekind of felt stuff that a stereo shop would use to cover speaker boxes with.

Lift the engine cover on a 308 and you can feel it is a nice strong peice. And when you close it it closes with a nice "thunk" instead of a flimsy sounding "clack, rattle, rattle, like the 348/355.

I alos think the design is timeless. They are just beautiful cars to look at. As many as I see, I still sometimes after work admire the lines of the cars. They are just beautiful.

I also like the charm of the car. They seem to let you know when they like the way your driving and when they don't. They are alive!!

Very well said Tom.
I went to test drive the 348 yesterday. It was 1993 348ts which got about 80,000 miles. The owner claim the car went through major service recently.
I took my wife along. I trust her opinion since she care nothing about cars, the name , the technology, the performance. Her opinion is hornest. We look at the car and I asked if it was worth it to trade our 308 for this car. She respond " but your 308 is a Ferrari, isn't it". Then, she went " Ha!" when i told her that the car was also a Ferrari.
Then we went inside then she look around and said " no... look like Japaness car interior" Then, we drove it. No, no, no.... no firm clutching, no firm gearing, no jumping acceleration, no race car feeling, handling ok, sound of engine was the worse just like a Honda Civic, most importantly not as enjoyable as I got from my 308. and mine is all original no modification.
When my wife found out that it cost more than our 308 she went " no way".
She brought a few same points as you did, Tom. about the plasics inside the car, the doors.
My point is more matter how richer you become never trade in your 308 for anything else. One of these days its value will surpass any of its newer models. History will decide....

patpong 07-08-2004 10:34 PM

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More shots....

TheScarletStang 07-08-2004 11:18 PM

hey nice overhead shot of your 308!

tbakowsky 07-08-2004 11:39 PM

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More shots....


You must have one of the most stunning 308's I've ever seen. That car is just amazing. I really like those wheels. If you don't mind me asking were did youget them and are they still available. I just spent last year 2k on TRX tires because I couldn't find a decent looking set of rims.

Your car makes anything Ferrari has made afterwards look like junk!! No wonder I like them so much!! :) Maybe it's time for me to look for a GTB?

patpong 07-09-2004 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by tbakowsky
You must have one of the most stunning 308's I've ever seen. That car is just amazing. I really like those wheels. If you don't mind me asking were did youget them and are they still available. I just spent last year 2k on TRX tires because I couldn't find a decent looking set of rims.

Your car makes anything Ferrari has made afterwards look like junk!! No wonder I like them so much!! :) Maybe it's time for me to look for a GTB?

Hi Tom,
The wheels are Sportline size 16. They are Italian. The previous owner had put them on. And i think it look best out of its original. To me other rims that works should be those with the five stars looking. stay as close as the original as possible. I think
Pat

vincent355 07-09-2004 01:20 AM

Awesome pics guys!

screentime 07-09-2004 01:35 AM

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1985 308 GTS QV Euro, bought it in December 2002 with 36K miles, it now has about 50K miles.


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