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1981 Ferrari 308/288 GTO Conversion Serial Number 034555


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Make   Ferrari Model   308 GTBi / 288 GTO conversion
Year   1981 Serial #   034555
Engine #    VIN   ZFFAA01A8B0034555
Engine Type   F105 CB Chassis Type   F106 AB
Build Sequence #    Number Built   494
Body Type   Berlinetta Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Texas Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California


A 308 GTBi with a very wild 288 GTO conversion. 328–4V with copper head gaskets, special head studs by A.R.P., Carrillo rods, twin turbocharged, twin intercooled, twin wastegates, straight Tubi exhaust, Motec engine management and a twin oil cooler dry sump oil system engine powering a Porsche G2 gearbox through a Tilton racing clutch with aluminum flywheel. Full 288 GTO body conversion with many carbon fibre components, NACA ducts, twin air intake ducts, “Evoluzione”–style rear wing, Pexiglas windows and a Lexan windscreen. Air jacks, Bilstein shocks, Brembo brake system with dual master cylinders and bias adjustment, OMP fire system, Motec dash, Sparco seats and harnesses, OMP competition seat, chromed SCCA–approved roll bar. Carbon fibre everything interior, drilled alloy pedal cluster, gauges and switches galore. New 265/45/16 and 335/35/17 tires. Oh, and 530 horsepower with 420 ft. lbs. of torque at 5,700 rpm.


VIN ZFFAA01A8B0034555. 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi, USA model, November 1980 production. Now a 308/288 GTO conversion finished in black with red F40 style carbon fiber seats with a twin–turbo 328–4V engine.

1985, 8 Nov., per carfax, info from Texas Motor Vehicle Dept. San Antonio, TX, title #10110614, 52,775 miles.

1986–93, listed in the FOCUSA roster(s) by Mel Spillman, San Antonio, TX.

1993, 25 Oct., per carfax, info from Texas Motor Vehicle Dept. San Antonio, TX. Title #40748119.

1994, August, entered in the International Ferrari Concours, Monterey, CA by Spillman. Identified as “308 GTBi MODIFIED”.

1995, 31 Oct. per carfax, info from Texas Motor Vehicle Dept. San Antonio, TX. Title 022200048679532, Titled to Mel Spillman, 40 Donore Square, San Antonio, TX 78229.

2001, 14 Dec., as per e–mail photos sent by the Authorized Ferrari Dealer in San Antonio, this is a 308 GTB with a very wild 288 GTO conversion. The body is a full look–alike 288 GTO body complete with big flairs, correct looking wheels with knockoffs, fender shields, etc.

The doors have plexiglass sliding side windows, a–la–F40 LM.

The interior looks like an F40 or F40 LM with yellow/black weave carbon–fiber door panels, carbon fiber bucket seats with red F40 type cloth covering. The interior even has the yellow/black weave F40 style rocker boxes, drilled aluminum brake, gas and clutch pedals, an F40 type dash, a digital instrument cluster and a center instrument cluster with dual boost gauges, rocker switches, etc. The floor is carbon fiber.

The front and rear fenders are 288 GTO replicas with the 288 GTO rear lower louvers. The rear wheels are deep dished 288 GTO copies with knock offs.

The car also has a 288 GTO Evoluzione style rear wing.

The engine is a much tricked out 328–4V engine. Has solid copper head gaskets, special head studs by A.R.P., stock Ferrari pistons, with about 5 pounds of boost. Carrillo rods, big oil coolers, fitted with twin turbos and twin intercoolers. ad infinitum. It has straight Tubi exhaust. The engine is mounted in line with a Porsche G 50 turbo gearbox.

2001, late December, sold to Miles Irish by the State of Texas, District Attorney’s office.

2002, 7 Jan., delivered on consignment for project management and sale from Miles Irish to Michael Sheehan’s European Auto Sales by Tom Speer, the mechanic who maintained the car. As per Tom, this car has:

Full look–alike 288 GTO bodywork.
The body has NACA ducts and 288 GTO rear lower louvers.
Carbon fiber front splitter.
Carbon fiber front hood scoops.
All new Brembo brake system.
288 GTO replica knock–off wheels. (Probably 16 x 8 fronts and 16 X 12 rears).
New tires.
New lightweight lexan windshield.
Plexiglass sliding side windows, a–la–F40 LM.
Air jacks.
Carbon fiber competition OMP seats.
Competition seat belts.
Chrome roll bar.
Carbon fiber door sills, door panels, foot wells.
Full F40 LM style LED dash.
Drilled alloy pedal system.
Digital instrument cluster.
Center instrument cluster with dual boost gauges, rocker switches, etc.
Carbon fiber floor.
Carbon fiber 288 GTO Evoluzione type rear wing.
It needs: MOVED.

2002, 28 Jan., engine pulled and given to Carobu Engineering for a complete engine rebuild and all new engine management and on board analysis equipment.

After a detailed inspection and a work up on the computer analysis system the crew at Carobu believe they can get 450 to 540 hp at 7–10 lbs boost. More power than an F40!

Carobu Engineering’s work included:

A new, “state–of–the–art”, Motec electronic engine management system.
A new “state–of–the–art”, Motec dash system that will integrate with the new electronics.
Mandatory engine–out overhaul.
Lower compression pistons.
Brembo brakes rebuild.
Bilstein shocks rebuilt.
Rebuilt Porsche G-50 (5 SPEED) gearbox.
All original street equipment is still with the car.

2002, March completed. The twin turbo 4–valve 328 engine puts out 530 hp at 7,500 rpm and a massive 420 ft lbs of torque at 5,700 rpm. Total costs were just over $60,000. Dyno sheets are posted to the main page.

2002, 09 July, sold to John Goodman, Seattle WA.

2002–2003, carbon fibre engine intake ducts were installed at a cost of $10,000. Plus:

Engine drysump oil pump and tank.
Extra right front oil cooler with carbon fibre intake ducts.
Extra left front water cooler with carbon fibre intake ducts.
Turbo water pump for extra cooling.
Racing seat and window net.
Dual master cylinders with booster bias adjustable.
Removable steering wheel.
Racing slicks and race set up for Laguna Seca — very quick.
Large fire system for driver and engine.
SCCA log book.
Total spent app $40,000.

2004, 18 Mar., sold to current owner. The current owner spent approximately $10,000 on new street tires, removing the racing decals, installing the street Sparco seats, a tune-up and detailing.

2006, January, on consignment to Michael Sheehan’s and Fantasy Junction.

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