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need 308 purchase advise

Discussion in '308/328' started by mwhite, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. mwhite

    mwhite Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Matthew White
    I am looking for a 308 gts or gtsi. I have been looking thoughout the threads about ebay and using it only as a location service. I love the grey color on these models and there are two available on ebay right now. An 82 with 26k and an 85 with 31k. All else being equal (ppi), what advice can you guys give me to help my decision?

    Thanks in advance

    Matt
     
  2. mk e

    mk e F1 World Champ

    Oct 31, 2003
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    They are pretty different hp wise and I'm guessing price as well. I think the QVs are the best of the 308s all around and most refined. A lot of people perfer the early pre-cat carb version for the sound of the carbs and simplicity. The GTSi is the cheapest. What's best really depends on what you're expecting from the car.
     
  3. chefrobear

    chefrobear Formula Junior

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    being biased, I'd go with the 85. Always best to go with the final production year. Although, the carbed 308 are great too. Assuming that things are in order. Just my 2 cents.
     
  4. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    Between the two, if the only major difference is 5K miles, then go with the '85 308QV.
     
  5. vogel

    vogel Karting

    Jun 21, 2001
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    Charles Byrd
    I have a 77 308, which is a carb model, and I love it, but if I were to pick between the two you have mentioned, I would go with the 85qv.
     
  6. chefrobear

    chefrobear Formula Junior

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    If your looking at the miles, check about the service at 30k.
     
  7. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    You'll get a lot better car w/ the qv, many of us would tell you to stay away from the 82, for horsepower reasons alone.
     
  8. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 F1 Rookie

    Oct 16, 2001
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    Every Ferrari I've seen advertised has been low milage and in perfect condition. They all look perfect in the pictures, spend the money to see the car in person and have it looked at by a professional. Personally I love the sound of the carbs but after driving a friends QV I think I am hooked! All things being equal... Go with the QV and make sure you don't get the TRX metric rims, even the 14" are better.
     
  9. mwhite

    mwhite Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    thanks for the advice. Does anyone know someone who can do a PPI in St. Louis?
     
  10. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    For all practical purposes, the is absolutely no difference between the 26K and 35K.

    The better car is the QV. If you are like me and don't see life as a 0-60 race the 82 is fine. The only real performance difference you will feel is only after 60 mph anyway and besides both of these cars are S-L-O-W by todays standards.
     
  11. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    As a side note: Please remember the 84 and 85 QV had measures taken to the metal body parts to resist rusting.

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     

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