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1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Serial Number 25823


Lead photograph of 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Serial Number 25823


Make   Ferrari Model   308 GTB
Year   1978 Serial #   25823
Engine #    VIN   
Engine Type   F 106 A Chassis Type   F 106 AB
Build Sequence #    Number Built   2185
Body Type   Berlinetta Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   DelToro Current Owner   Ferraris-online LLC
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California


1978 USA model 308 GTB s/n 25823. One owner from 1978 to 2009, so thirty-one years. Recently treated to a very major service, transmission overhaul and much more for $31,448.48 at 50,964 miles and then $4,844.77 also at 50,964 miles. All invoices on file. Also has all sales, payment and shipping documentation back to day one from Modern Classics Motors to Bavarian Motors to Blackhorse Motors and to the first owner in 1978 on file. A wonderful driving 308 GTB with a fresh major service, a completely rebuilt transmission and a new Carbon Kevlar-faced clutch. Also has Tubi exhaust. Has original Ferrari red paint with minor age cracking everywhere! A rust free accident free Southern California car. Fitted with 16 x 7 front and 16 x 8 rear Speedline wheels and Yokohama P225 x 50 x R16 fronts and P245 x 50 x R16 rears and the full set of original 14″ Factory wheels with excellent Michelin XVS tires. Only 2,242 miles since the 30k engine out service, transmission rebuild and a full A/C service and brake overhaul. Now has 53,206 miles. Comes with the original owner’s pouch, owner’s manual, parts book and all service and ownership files, the original tool roll with full tool set, the jack kit and the jack bag. If you want a great running, great driving 308 GTB which can be painted and upholstered down the road, this is it. Not for sale in California.


S/n 25823. Full VIN 308 GTB 25823. USA model. New in Red with VM 846 tobacco leather interior.

1978, October, production date.

1978, November, new to Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors, Reno, NV.

1978, 22 Dec., sold new by Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors, Reno, NV to Bavarian Motors, Fort Worth, TX. Red with VM 846 tobacco interior.

1978, 22 Dec., sold by Bavarian Motors, Fort Worth, TX to Black Horse Motors, CA for $34,841 paid via cashier check #24141.

1978, 22 Dec., sold new by Black Horse Motors, CA to Jorge DelToro, Westminister, CA, 92683.

1982, 17 May, serviced by Autosearch West, 15401 Chemical Lane, Huntington Beach, CA, 92049 for Jorge DelToro. 34,931 miles.

1986, 03 May, updated California title issued to Jorge DelToro, Westminister, CA, 92683.

1980s, late until 2009, in storage with Jorge DelToro, Westminister, CA, 92683 for approximately twenty years.

2009, 05 Mar., sold by Jorge DelToro’s wife, Westminister, CA to second owner. California title signed over to Lou Volpini, Newport Beach, CA. 92660.

2009, 11 Sept., engine out service by Michael Rozenstraten, Ferrari Service of Costa Mesa, 2148 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA. 30,000 mile cam belt service, R&R engine for major service, replaced all fluids, flushed and bled brakes, flushed and bled cooling system, replaced cam belts, adjusted valves, set-up fuel and ignition systems, rebuilt water pump, replaced front cam bearings, repaired aluminum coolant pipes, installed/aligned front bumper mounts, cleaned and painted external engine parts, wrinkle painted air box and belt covers, cleaned and repaired headers, cleaned and painted air injector rails, cleaned and painted engine brackets, R&R rear shocks and re-greased wheel hubs, fitted new plug wires, replaced fuel filler hose, replaced fuel crossover hoses, cleaned paint and detailed front trunk, cleaned and rust proofed battery box, R&R radiator and condenser, R&R heater core and hoses. Total invoice: $31,043.30. Mileage: 50,964.

2009, 02 Dec., California smog test by Michael Rozenstraten, Ferrari Service of Costa Mesa, 2148 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA for Lou Volpini. Amazingly it passed California smog. 50,964 miles.

2010, 18 Mar., serviced by Michael Rozenstraten, Ferrari Service of Costa Mesa for Lou Volpini. Replaced clutch cable, replaced anti-sway bar link, R&R rear shocks, R&R axle boots, AC Dryer replaced, AC charged, changed engine oil (Shell 20 50) and filter. Total invoice: $4,844.77. Miles: 50,964.

2010, 16 June, serviced by Ferrari Service of Costa Mesa. Exhaust leak repaired, replaced combo switch. Total invoice: $1,200.00. Miles: 51,871.

Total all 2009–2010 invoices: $37,088.07.

2010, 16 June, new California title issued to Lou Volpini, Newport Beach, CA, 92660.

2011, 06 June, to Ferraris-online LLC.

2011, June, offered by Mike Sheehan’s

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.