This Ferrari came in a few years back for a large restoration to repair body issues and replace the interior back to factory specifications. You can see more on that work down below.
Now it’s come back for a bit of fluid maintenance, flushing the transmission and getting the pan resealed to fix ongoing leaks. There’s not many times when we don’t end up doing many detailing duties when a car is in, but this one has been kept in great condition since we last saw it!
This Ferrari 308GTS came from out of state to have the body perfected, and a new interior installed to factory specs. This is the last year of the carbureted 308s, with performance roughly equivalent to the later QVs. Today, these are equally desirable to the QV. This is mainly because of reduced emissions constraints and a bunch of Weber carburetors.
We have just completed reassembly after bodywork and paint, and a serious amount of metal work. Much of which was repairing some old issues from previous repairs. We were up against the clock on this one, as we had to get the car on a truck headed for Pebble Beach and the Concorso Italiano 2017.
Every bit and piece had to be sourced or refinished. Our techs spent hours and hours getting this assembled in a fraction of the usual time. And of course, getting it done right.
We just received the full hide of Ferrari red leather to begin re-creating the interior on the 308GTS.
In this photo, we see the old speaker area upholstery. It's in bad shape, so our trimmer is creating all new door panels as well as a complete interior.
Here, our trimmer is individually punching out the vents to exactly match the factory interior, shown in the previous photo. Painstaking, but necessary.