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308 '76-'80 Interiors – Colour combos ??

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  1. Bab13

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    My father bought a '76 308 GTB Vetroresina last week. The car is in original state and 2 years ago, water has come in the garage where she stayed.

    The car needs now some work for restoration, in particulary the interior (ceme / black).
    The leather of seats must be change and we don’t know what color choose.
    Original color or full black...

    So, what are official colour combos for first 308’s ?
    If You have picture, thank you!
     
  2. italcarguy

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    Here's mine :)
     
  3. f355spider

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    Red/tan is a classic combination...restore it in the original colors.
     
  4. Spasso

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    Mine is plain old black, boring. Stick with the Black/Tan interior, more character
     
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  6. F308 MAN

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    #7 F308 MAN, Sep 3, 2004
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    hello bab13......ginas' interior was renewed, from the red leather below, to the crema as shown above......the carpets were also replaced in the original red, and included overmats.....total cost was less than 2,300 GBP......the work was carried out by David at A&S Pickering in Bradford UK (Top Blokes)......their work is first class.
    Good luck with your search.
    regards, david
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  8. Bab13

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    Thank you everybody !

    Italcarguy and Etip, black and red were original colours ? Nice..

    David, red interior with seats and carpet was stock? I like.. The new one looks very good…! (Isle of Man is in Scotland?)

    Yes Davehanda, I prefer a car 100% original too, but in all cases, red black or tan, the leather is new. We will conserve old leather… It’s hard to choose.
     
  9. Jdubbya

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    Dave,
    My interior is close to that but with black carpet. I kind of wonder though if my carpets weren't originally red. I've found a few remanants of red carpet stuck way up under the dash. I'm not usually a big fan of red interiors but I like yours with the creme/black leather to break it up!
     
  10. F308 MAN

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    greetings gentlemen.....

    bab13 - the exterior colour was originally white, and was repainted red in 1984.....I am sure the original combination of white / red would look superb, but I am not a fan of the red / red combo.
    The isle of man is in the middle of the irish sea, between liverpool in the uk and belfast in northern ireland.

    Jdubbya - the cream seats with the black stripe are as per factory spec.....black carpets were (i think) more common than the red with the cream leather interior.
    I too am not happy with replacement items, but the red leather was well past its' useful life.
    cheers, david
     
  11. Bab13

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    Anybody knows red 308's with original dark red leather interior?? Does it exist?
     
  12. 308dino

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    Yes it does exist, my car was ordered in that color combination. I have also seen several others for sale but they weren’t original. The red interior isn’t that dark, its more of a blood red but Ferrari calls it bordeaux.
     
  13. Bab13

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    Thanks...
    Do you have any picture of this interior?

    Blood red was the only red for 308's? I prefer much better a darker red with rosso corsa body...

    I hesitate between tan and red leather for restoration. Hard to choose!
    Original combo or originality?
     
  14. Sean F.

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    Keith Blumell's "Original Ferrari V-8" book covers all the available color combos from the factory for the 308 series of cars.
     
  15. BigTex

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    I have a blue 1977 with blue carpet and the creme/black seats and doors.

    I have thought about restoring to solid black interior leather becuase of easy maintenence, but will keep the blue carpet either way.

    There is something to be said for restoring to original colors, but the original owners got to pick their colors, so why not pick your current favorites, if from the originally offered combos....?????
     
  16. Bab13

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    I agree with you Bigtex.

    Thanks Sean, I will try to find this book...
     
  17. Mike328

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    And of course, brown on brown, aka Marrone exterior on Testa di Moro interior... (Or something like that...)
     

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