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How many 308/328's were imported to the US?

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  1. texasmr2

    texasmr2 F1 World Champ
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    Sorry I have done a search but cannot find the info concerning the total US import count from Ferrari for the 308/328 serie's?

    Thank's,
    Gregg
     
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  3. ferrari_rich

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    I've heard there were less than 100 308's imported. I have a euro 308 in Grigio, I was wondering just how many of those 100 were grigio (gray metalic). If someone knows the answer to this it would be appreciated.

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  4. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

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    I don't know the numbers but it is WAY more than 100.
     
  5. Bullfighter

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    I'd agree. There were over 10,000 308s made, and 7,000 328s, and the U.S. was a huge market for Ferrari by the 1980s.

    I don't have the stats, but I wouldn't be surprised if more than half of each of those numbers were exported to the States.
     
  6. Crallscars

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    Well when you find the answer, see if you can find out how many are still in the States VS exported and scrapped
     
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  8. jbarr89

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    I recently read in a Ferrari book that there were 21000 and some change 308s made in all of the years, I'm not sure of the amount that was imported to the US, but I'll check again for reference.
     
  9. ckracing

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    According to Keith Bluemel. 12149 308GTB & GTS models were produced. Probably more than half were sent to America.

    712 GTB Fiberglass 75-77
    2185 GTB Steel 77-80
    3219 GTS 77-80
    494 GTBi 80-82
    1749 GTSi 80-82
    748 GTB QV 82-85
    3048 GTS QV 82-85
     
  10. Dino944

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    Its probably close 50% or maybe a bit less made it to the USA. Although one has to consider whether the original poster was are talking just US spec cars or Euro cars that were were imported by gray market dealers.

    I can recall looking 328s with my father when I was growing up and they were readily available for sale in the early years. There were no wait lists on 328s at least not until sometime in late 1988/1989. I'm sure that our local dealer was not the biggest dealer back then so maybe others got more cars per month. I believe our dealer got one 328 per month, but some months they did not seem to get any 328s. If one figures there were maybe 50 Authorized dealers back then, if a dealer got 12 cars a year: 12 cars x 50 dealers is 600 per year. Over the course of 4 years thats 2,400 cars. Maybe some bigger dealers got 2 cars a month? which would bring the figure closer to 3,000+ cars.

    I'd love to have an actual figure as to how many US spec cars came here. I once read in a dealer's advertisement that 150 328s came in per year, but that seems way too low since the US is such a big market for Ferrari.

    Best regards,
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  11. f355spider

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    I saw this posted on another forum:

    1947: 3
    48: 5
    49: 21
    19: 26
    51: 33
    52: 44
    53: 57
    54: 58
    55: 61
    56: 81
    57: 113
    58: 183
    59: 248

    60: 306
    61: 441
    62: 493
    63: 598
    64: 654
    65: 740
    66: 665
    67: 706
    68: 729
    69: 619

    70: 928
    71: 1246
    72: 1844
    73: 1772
    74: 1436
    75: 1337
    76: 1426
    77: 1798
    78: 1939
    79: 2221

    80: 2470
    81: 2565
    82: 2209
    83: 2366
    84: 2842
    85: 3288
    86: 3640
    87: 3902
    88: 4001
    89: 3821

    90: 4293
    91: 4487
    92: 3384
    93: 2345
    94: 2671
    95: 3144
    96: 3350
    97: 3518
    98: 3652
    99: 3669

    00: 3946
    01: 4305
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  13. ferrari_rich

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    I should have been more clear, I meant that there were less than 100 EURO 308's imported to the US, not the US spec cars, sorry....
     
  14. jbarr89

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    I meant 12000, oops.
     
  15. Steve672

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    The 328GTB/GTS range is Ferrari’s most successful road car ever with 8412 sales. During the 328s first full year of production in 1986, Ferrari’s overall productivity hit a new record high of 3640 road cars.

    Such was Ferrari’s attention to detail when producing the 328 that each cars engine was built and tested by one mechanic to ensure a high level of care and to cut down on mistakes.

    Although not normally a firm to hide its light under a bushel, Ferrari was surprised to learn it had initially under-recorded the 328’s performance. Both the UK’s MotorSport magazine and Road and Track in the US shaved more than a second off the then official 0-100mph time.

    here is the web site:

    http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.lotusespritworld.com/images/roadtests/rushofblood/rush-of-blood_14.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.lotusespritworld.com/ERoadtests/Rushofblood_ClassicCar.html&h=219&w=350&sz=10&hl=en&start=26&tbnid=Vd5GdsN-qkF7lM:&tbnh=75&tbnw=120&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dferrari%2B328%2Bgts%2Bspoiler%26start%3D20%26as_st%3Dy%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN
     
  16. Crallscars

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    All good and interesting information, but how many are left in the States?
    You hear for cars being scrapped (I guess we all benifit from that!)and cars being shipped out of the country.....probably not as many as came in gray market, but that would be interesting number too.
    How rare are our cars here and is there a break down for model, year, color and option still remaining ?
     
  17. Steve672

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