Let's see all our 308

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  1. patpong

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    #1 patpong, Jul 8, 2004
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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
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    Sa Wat Di, very nice man!
     
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    Mine is an '83QV, 45K miles. With little San Francisco style weather thrown in.
     
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    Hey you stole my car!! LOL (mine looks Identical except mine is an 81)

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

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    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?

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    '78 308 GTS #26581
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  9. tbakowsky

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    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!!
     
  10. Spasso

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    Yeah what he said.........................................!
     
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    Here's one of mine while at the dentist....
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  12. thecarreaper

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    ^^^^ ditto! great post Tom!
     
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    1978 308 #23825 Photo taken at Ferrari South in Jackson MS
     
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    Here's my dads 1985 308 GTS QV that I ride around with him in. :)
     
  16. patpong

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    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....
     
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    #15 patpong, Jul 8, 2004
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    More shots....
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    hey nice overhead shot of your 308!
     
  19. tbakowsky

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    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?
     
  20. patpong

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    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
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    Awesome pics guys!
     
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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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    Nice car. I bet the 360 and the plane are yours too.
    Lucky guy you are.
     
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    Have to agree with Tom's compliments on patpong's car & choice (of) wheels. Funny thing is, Monday night, my gal was talking about how much she hated yellow on cars. Thanks to this thread, she was wordlessly convinced of what I explained about yellow on certain Ferraris - all I had to do was point.

    And I quote: "Ooooooooooooh! That's niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!"

    Thanks for the write-up, Mr. T - it does not go unnoticed. Obviously, there's a reason sentiments about solidity and so forth have been echoed. I still remember the gnawing teeth-gritting feeling (think of Clint Eastwood squinting and you won't be wide of the mark) I had when I opened a door to a 348 & saw the (scuffed) plastic). Still bugs me, yet of the post 308/328 8-bangers, I like the later 348's moreso than 355 Berlinetta & 360 Modena. But still, certain 308 & 328 series lead the charge of the "brig8."

    I hate having to wait. One more year before I start looking in earnest unless the can't be-trusted ex pulls another stunt.
     
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    84 Euro 93k kilometers

    Had it just over a year- been a blast.
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    sacrilege to some, but it works for me
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  27. Sean F.

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    '77 308 GTB. Bought it from the 1st owner in October of '2003. Has 25,000 miles on it.
     
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    Patpong, where are you located? Your license plate looks like it has Hebrew writing on it. Just curious...nice 308 by the way.
     
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    Here's mine. '78 Carb. 92k. Loves to be driven...and often! :)
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    I LOVE THIS THREAD!!! THE GTO REBODY IS GREAT!!!!
     
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    Step away from the crack pipe, just backaway from it slowly......
     
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  33. patpong

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    Beautyful car and beautyful co-driver.
     
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    Great work. Great looking. nothing sacrilege, just beautyful work of art.
    Would it be best if you make it a competition version or LeMans replica instead of the 288 GTO replica? May be adding a few stickers in race car looking it should be great.
    I believe the 288GTO is the ultimate dream for all 308 lovers.
    Do you have the pictures of the conversion process? I would be really nice for us.
     
  35. patpong

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    I am in Bangkok, Thailand. The license plate is Thai.
    Thank you for the nice words for my car. I will be posting more pictures which recently attent a classic car event in Bangkok.
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    #34 patpong, Jul 11, 2004
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    Here it is Jeff. Ferrari 308 Konig. Konig had this conversion out event before the 288 or 328. The car is a friend of mine's. I kind of like yours a little better.
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  37. bernardo66

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    Are you sure? At first glance, (the first 3 photos) it looks like a beefed up 328, and not a 308. The rear is a 328 give-away.
     
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    It look to me that way too. But the owner toled me that it was the 308. The car was sent to Germany for this conversion. Pretty much all body panel were change except the roof. I did not ask about the engine though.
     
  39. tesseract

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    NICE!!.

    I think I like the front end treatment on his better. The four driving lights on the real GTO (and mine) are a little distracting to me. Other than that, the 288 is just the sweeeetest car ever designed.

    I wish I could post the conversion pictures, but I did not do it - I am two owners removed from the conversion job. I was told that Norwood did the work and I must admit that most of the work is very well done, so that would make sense. It was definitely not done is somebody's back yard.

    And you are right - anyone with a 308 or 328 has got to wish they had a 288. Heck, anybody with half a brain wishes they had a 288.

    Great thread - thanks for getting it going - we need more 308s in here guys
     
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    1977 GTB. #22393. 45K miles. This is a great thread, keep 'em coming.
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    Here's two to compare. Which one does everyone like better?
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    I like the top one - but the fender shield looks huge - what's the story?
     
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    It's a more classic look huh? It's the same car, the bottom one is just after I bought it and the top one was just the other day. I've had a few things done and added the new wheels a couple weeks ago. I think it looks better. The shields are standard size but I'm not sure I like 'em yet.
     
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    I like the original wheels. But the other set might perform better. Because mine is the 16" and it dose hold the road better.
    Great view.
     
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    Here it is my 308 joining a classic car show in Bangkok.
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    The top picture is with the "new" wheels and they are 16". They are actually the SuperPerformance reproductions of the 308 QV wheels. The others were Gotti's and while I'm sure they were a little lighter, I don't think it has made a noticeable difference. I liked the stock look better and I think the Gotti's look was a little dated. The new ones seemed to brighten the whole car up some.

    By the way...anybody interested in a used set of 16" Gotti wheels??

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    Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnice!!!!!!! Clean lines and from all appearances, stock!!
     
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    Thanks, Bernie. It's stock. Nice early GTS you have!

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    Very nice, great shape, For some reasons, I think the Fiberglass look a little different than the metal body. It would be great if you can post some more pics.
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    Here are some more pictures, Patpong. The fiberglass GTB body is supposed to identical to the steel. I think that the front fender flares are just a bit more pronounced on the fiberglass car.

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    Great looking. I am glad she isn't a garage queen. Some other Ferrari may be but not the 308.
    Keep posting pictures of your 308 when you take new photos of it. We love to see more 308's here.
     

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