The 1980s weren’t precisely a excessive level for sports activities vehicles, however the decade nonetheless birthed some fascinating items of equipment. Living proof: the Ferrari 308 GTB, which stays some of the reasonably priced methods to personal a Ferrari at present.
A 1984 mannequin was the newest automobile to cease into Jay Leno’s Storage, and the proprietor and the automobile have a fairly neat historical past. Based on the proprietor, he begged a neighborhood sports activities automobile dealership for a job within the 1980s to work on and encompass himself with the vehicles he beloved. With some persistence, the seller lastly determined to rent him. Someday, a white Ferrari 308 GTB confirmed up on the showroom flooring. After unsuccessfully haggling to purchase the automobile himself, the seller bought it and the automobile was gone.
Years later, he opened his personal Ferrari restoration enterprise and commenced to show a revenue. With the spare enjoyable cash, he determined he was prepared to purchase his personal Ferrari. The proprietor spoke with a components distributor who stated he had a 308 GTB about to be chopped up for spare components and was prepared to promote it for $25,000. Deal accomplished.
After receiving the keys and looking out via the paperwork, the proprietor realized he had bought the very same automobile that sat within the dealership showroom as a teen. Naturally, it was a dream come true for him, and he is put 1000’s of miles on the 308 GTB since he purchased it. Right this moment, it has over 115,000 miles and nonetheless runs sturdy. Nonetheless, it helps the proprietor is aware of each out and in of the automobile and replaces issues consistently to maintain it in tip-top form.
As for Leno, he stated he is reminded why everybody loves Ferraris after sliding behind the wheel of this 308. It might solely produce 240 horsepower, however it evokes loads of feelings.