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Discussion in '308/328' started by Lew L, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Lew L

    Lew L Formula Junior

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    Were there many '84-85 QV GTBs brought into the US? Does anyone have any pix of a Euro QV GTB? I would like to buy an '85 GTB Euro version in excellent condition in black, blue, grey or silver, but I am not sure that such a car exists in the US.
     
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  3. MS250

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    define excellent condition please ? Criteria ?
     
  4. irondogmike

    irondogmike Formula 3

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    they do exist,just not that many good luck on the hunt
     
  5. Rock

    Rock Formula 3

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    If I were you, I would look for a euro carb gtb in steel ( glass is near impossible to find ) with the dry sump. But the big but is finding a drivable car with service history form a reputable service faucility. Euro qv gtb's ( are also excellent cars ) are in north america, but watch out for poor epa and dot conversions.
     
  6. Lew L

    Lew L Formula Junior

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    Well maintained, documented, recent major (maintenance performed by a reputable shop), interior that is not faded or cracked, excellent paint (does not need to be original paint, but if it is repainted it must be original color and original or better quality), needs nothing, original 16" wheels. Quality performance parts upgrades ok. i.e. not your typical 23 year old car.
     
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  8. irondogmike

    irondogmike Formula 3

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    I know a 77 gtb euro blk/blk a total restor is all papers and I wanted it but they wanted 55k if you are interested let me know I'm in calif. everything that can be replaced was on this car its almost a show car now
     
  9. MS250

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    becareful when you say total restore, cause just paint and interior on this cars plus the purchase of the car (even in bolts) would exceed 55K. You could not redo the mechanics on a 308 to a full restore for 55K, let alone paint and interior.


    Ok, i think its do able, just becareful of other issues like conversions if you go Euro. Also, you get what you pay for, if it comes with the original books, with warrenty card, tool kit, and all the fixings you may have to pay up....What you described should be around. The problem becomes at what price will someone be willing to let it go ? Thats the $64,000 question. be prepared to search for awhile until you find one....have you checked ferrariads and the likes ?
     
  10. MREUS

    MREUS Formula Junior
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    #8 MREUS, Nov 27, 2007
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    Euro QV GTB...not in the US though.
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  11. Lew L

    Lew L Formula Junior

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    Mike:

    That is a little high, but you never know when the right car at the right time might inspire a momentary lapse of reason.

    I would like to know more. A PM or a post here would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Lew
     
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  13. Lew L

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    Yes, I have been looking and I am in no rush.
     
  14. spang308

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    Not a Euro, but is a black (Nero Metallic) GTB QV. Resides in my garage and is driven regularly, sometimes daily in the right weather.

    Spang
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  15. hardtop

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    Sadly, everyone was into magnum PI in the 80's and very few QV GTB's made it here. A significant percentage are Euros however. Complicating matters is that a number of them were bastardized to look like 288's. Also, a number were tracked and still more were used as daily drivers (more so than GTS's for some reason. There are at least a couple wioth 100K+ on them. Of course, most are red, so your quest may be long. I had an 85 some years ago (red) and it was a really nice driving car. When I put it up for sale, it sold very quickly. I think there are more would be GTB buyers now than in 1985.

    Good luck,
    Dave
     
  16. Brunello

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  17. irondogmike

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    thats looks nice,well taken care of,with my money in the stock market I should've bought more ferrari's with it,their going up in value
     
  18. BigTex

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    After the 1978 introductionof the GTS, GTB production fell off.

    I'd put the word out you are looking and see what happens.

    The GTB has better styling profile than the GTS and the full body makes them better for Track use as well, so you'll find them in the hands of savvy owners that usually are long term situations.

    But they are out there!

    I'd join FCA and monitor the Classifieds there, that's where they'll show up and they will be well maintianed cars, IMO..
     
  19. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    hi lew,

    not for sale but i have had my 83 gtb qv w/ 10k miles and euro front spoiler for close to ten yrs. i bought the car from eddie karam w/ only 4k miles. it is rosso metalica w/ black.

    they are lovely cars to look at and real fun to drive! good luck in your search and consider calling eddie...feel free to mention my car as an example of the quality you are looking for.

    best,

    pcb
     
  20. Lew L

    Lew L Formula Junior

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    Pete:

    Just got off the phone with him. He has a very nice inventory now.

    Lew
     
  21. Bullfighter

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    If the 328 is a guide, I believe the vast majority most of the GTBs were sold in Europe (crappy weather) and the GTS was the favorite in the States (California and Sun Belt states seem to have bought a lot). Depending on your state's emissions laws, you might be able to bring one over and have a wider selection.

    The Euro bumpers really make the 308, and I agree with your color preferences. I have the top off mine frequently, so a GTB would feel kind of claustrophobic to me, but they are scarcer.
     
  22. spang308

    spang308 Formula Junior

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    My car came from Eddie 10 years ago as well. The dudes a player!! HA HA

    Spang
     
  23. barcheta

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    It's good to see you posting more! :)
     
  24. 308GTS

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    I love 308 QV GTBs. I thought I was a die hard fan of the targas until I got a GTB. I have owned 4 targas. I then found a beautiful 85 GTB that I couldn't pass up. (85 is my favorite year for 308s) Once I started driving I couldn't believe the difference. I then sold my GTS because I enjoyed the GTB that much more. Personally, I can feel a big difference when driving a GTS vs a GTB on standard roads. It isn't just a track thing IMHO. IHMO the difference is very noticeable and I love my GTB.
     
  25. hardtop

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    I've been trying to tell people this for years. The difference is very, very obvious in the first 50 feet, let alone track driving. Unfortunately, very few people have first hand driving experience with the B's, so don't know any better. Like you, I had 2 targas before stumbling onto a 77 GTB cheap, so I bought it. The next 5 Ferraris have all been closed cars. There's a message there somewhere.

    Dave
     
  26. spang308

    spang308 Formula Junior

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    Thanks teach! We need to have some brews over the holidays.

    See you soon,

    Spang
     
  27. spang308

    spang308 Formula Junior

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    What he said^^. Never owned a GTS, but have driven many. The GTB trumps them in all categories except boulevard cruising and I'm willing to let that to the Escalades with dubs!

    Spang
     
  28. rizzo308

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    spang ur black 308 awesome........... drivers she cute too!!!! GTB... rock
     

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