308 spyder conversion

Discussion in '308/328' started by michael bayer, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. michael bayer

    michael bayer Formula 3

    Aug 4, 2004
    Does anyone know if any 308s were ever cut into spyders? Michael Bayer 365GTC/4 + 330GT
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  3. Meister

    Meister F1 Veteran
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    Apr 27, 2001
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    Yes, there have been a number of them. Exactly how many, I don't know... and also as far as I know none were factory authorized.

    There have been a number of pics and threads to come across f-chat.
    Finding those pics/threads might be hard, but do an archive search under 308 spyder, 308 convertible.

    I think you can also find a few images on google or yahoo.

    Good luck
  4. djs308

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  5. sicqnus

    sicqnus Formula Junior

    Jul 11, 2005
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    The Lorenz & Rankl company in Germany have made a few 308 and 512 Spyders.

    Also the Felber company located in Switzerland have also made a few 308 spyders. One of them (Black/Tan interior have been made into a very rare 1/43è mini by the company Record in 1983).

    512BB Spyders N.A.R.T. also exists (1982). I've seen a black/black one with BBS spoke wheels. The car has been made by Chinetti's workers for Mr Preston Henn.

    512BB Targa Straman does exists too (with roofs "a la 308"), maybe 308s by Straman.
  6. michael bayer

    michael bayer Formula 3

    Aug 4, 2004
    Many thanks! Am tracking the one in Germany down, Michael Bayer
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  8. F40org

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  9. BT

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    I think Cavallino motors either has one for sale or sold one recently. It was around $29k. Looked nice.
  10. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    I was going to post that, as came from an Owner in a little town outside of Houston, TX....I had never HEARD of it or seen it prior to martin coming over and snagging it........
  11. Birdman

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    Jun 20, 2003
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    I thought it was godawful looking. It looked like something you would use to hold open a door. Ugh. There is a REASON they never built the 308 as a full convertible.

    Just my opinion!

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  13. Andy 308GTB

    Andy 308GTB Formula 3
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    Jun 2, 2004
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    And you are not wrong.
    I saw one in the UK at the FOC Annual Meeting a few years back - it appeared to have lost many of the curves and swooops that define the classic 308 shape.
    I seem to recall it reminded me of a convertible Triumph TR7.
  14. ExcelsiorZ

    ExcelsiorZ Formula 3
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    Nov 7, 2003
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    There was a red chopped 308 on Ebay about six months ago. If I recall correctly bidding never got above $21 or $22k. IMO it ruins the classic 308 lines and leaves the tail section looking ackwardly long. I saw a 308 convertible in Coconut Grove (Miami) several years ago. I think it looked dreadful.
  15. DN35

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    D. Norton
    I saw that one EX - a horrific abortion.

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