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Old 01-31-2017, 10:45 AM
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1979 Ferrari 308 GTS red/tan $79,000

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 44,000 miles on it (subject to increase slightly as it is driven).

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. If you want re-skinned seats, "new" gray label carpets, and all of that stuff then this one's not for you.

Highlights:

Original Cromodora rims
original carpets
original seats
tool bag
jack bag

Missing:
roof section stow bag
owner's manual (but you can buy one on Ebay of course)

Non-original:
radio (now a CD player from mid-90s)
exhaust (Ansa aftermarket I believe)

I have owned the car for 3 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 5 years or so. 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 great shine and is in good condition. I was told by the previous owner that this was a recent re-spray of the original color. There are a few bubbles in the quarter panels where minor rust has arrived. 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.

Thanks,
G. Davis

My direct email: davisg2007@gmail.com
My cell: 202/841-5621
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:17 PM
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Looks like a sorted nice car. Prices are not what they were 6 months ago, especially since it's not a GTB. GLWS. Love them all in red, as silly as that sounds.
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Old 02-03-2017, 06:47 AM
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pricing seems out of reality for current market. won't say what I think market is but if you want to move it I'd get bit closer to reality. know its hard when you've put so much into maintaining but that is Ferrari
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:26 PM
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gentle bump.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:12 PM
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Great car Garrick - GLWS
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:22 AM
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another gentle bump...
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:22 PM
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make me an offer....
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:12 PM
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pricing seems out of reality for current market. won't say what I think market is but if you want to move it I'd get bit closer to reality. know its hard when you've put so much into maintaining but that is Ferrari
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:13 AM
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very nice and sorted 308
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:27 PM
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A few people have said that "pricing doesn't reflect reality of current market" which is fancy talk for "your price is too high" haha!

A quick search of EBay, Cars, and Auto Trader of similar cars revealed that my price is at the low end of the market if anything...

Anyway: Someone make me an offer, and let's figure out "where the market's at"....
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Old 04-04-2017, 03:29 PM
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A few people have said that "pricing doesn't reflect reality of current market" which is fancy talk for "your price is too high" haha!

A quick search of EBay, Cars, and Auto Trader of similar cars revealed that my price is at the low end of the market if anything...

Anyway: Someone make me an offer, and let's figure out "where the market's at"....
Are you looking at "asking" prices or "sold" prices ? Lots of folks out there still trying to treat their 308s as lotto tickets --- but that doesn't mean much.

FWIW, $60K may move your car quickly. A well-established used Ferrari Dealer with good connections may be able to get closer to $65K...... but, as someone else has already pointed out, the buying frenzy has subsided quite a bit for now on the 308. It might come back, and it might not.

No offense meant, and I hope you get the most you can for your car.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:57 PM
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Are you looking at "asking" prices or "sold" prices ? Lots of folks out there still trying to treat their 308s as lotto tickets --- but that doesn't mean much.

FWIW, $60K may move your car quickly. A well-established used Ferrari Dealer with good connections may be able to get closer to $65K...... but, as someone else has already pointed out, the buying frenzy has subsided quite a bit for now on the 308. It might come back, and it might not.

No offense meant, and I hope you get the most you can for your car.
you are right on. I am "in the market" but nothing close to this price..

and I am not even in for a GTS, it's GTB all the way. thats simply pref. At least the year is right

GLWS looks nice
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Good luck finding a nice carbed B for nothing close to that price...and yes in this market.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:34 PM
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A few people have said that "pricing doesn't reflect reality of current market" which is fancy talk for "your price is too high" haha!

A quick search of EBay, Cars, and Auto Trader of similar cars revealed that my price is at the low end of the market if anything...

Anyway: Someone make me an offer, and let's figure out "where the market's at"....
Maybe the low end of asking! Nothing is SELLING at those unrealistic levels. Just see how long those cars stay advertised --- and if they are no longer advertised, I bet the owner just took them off the market or if a dealer, they just wholesaled it. Sure, a 79 GTS is a carb car, but the demand is for a GTB and preferably a 76 or 77 pre-cat car. A GTS selling at 79k would be all the money for a top platinum level car, IMHO!
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:46 PM
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What happened to the new rules about not posting about pricing? I think it's a great looking car and he should ask what he wants. all you negative comment posters go piss up a rope. Best luck with the sale, hope it finds a happy new home!!
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Not trying to ruffle any feathers here. I wish the seller best of luck in moving his car. I was just trying to express my opinion not on what this individual car would bring, but just my opinion on where I see the market for a top level GTS. Maybe I should have made that comment in the 308 GTB / GTS market thread. If so, moderator please delete my posting.
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What happened to the new rules about not posting about pricing?.....all you negative comment posters go piss up a rope.....
Probably the same thing that happened to the rules about making insulting personal comments directed at other members ?
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:54 PM
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Gents,

Personally, I think the forum is mostly for chatting not buying/selling at any price -- but that's easy to say....

So let's test the theory: I will listen to offers starting at $60k.

That's right: $60K will get this car sold.

Any takers?
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I had a dealers license for quite a few years. Sales are always very slow from Christmas till April 15th. Give it a little more time.
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you are right on. I am "in the market" but nothing close to this price..

and I am not even in for a GTS, it's GTB all the way. thats simply pref. At least the year is right

GLWS looks nice
Maybe Beverly Hills car club is more to your liking. Seems they had two GTB's listed in your price range.
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