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1979 Ferrari 308 GTS Serial Number 27705

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Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   308 GTS
Year   1979 Serial #   27705
Engine #    VIN   F106AS *27705*
Engine Type   F 106 AE Chassis Type   F 106 A
Build Sequence #    Number Built   3,219
Body Type   Spyder Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Blank Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   Ferraris-online LLC

Features

1979 USA model 308 GTS s/n 27705, a well documented; very low mileage; fully serviced; US model; carburated 308 GTS. From new in red with tan leather, a black dash and tan carpets. Today 308 GTS s/n 27705 has only 21,075 miles and comes with the 1979 window sticker; the full set of original books with the original warranty card and the cloth carrying pouch; the full tool roll with all tools; the vinyl cover for the removable targa top; the jack kit with the jack; all belts; the fuse and bulb container and both sets of original keys. Comes with a three ringed binder with plastic sleeves for all original ownership and service documents. We have all original invoices and service docs from the window sticker onward. 308 GTS has just had a pre-sale inspection done by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA, and has been treated to a full cam belt and cam seal service including all new rubber belts and new tensioner bearings; new distributor drive seals; a valve inspection and adjustment; a cam timing check; a oil and filter change; new engine lid struts; an engine power wash; new fuel tank breather hoses; a new left door seal; a light and turn signal check and an A/C system service.

The paint is very nice and appears to be all original with no signs of spot repairs over the years, other than minor crazing on the right headlight bucket. There is no evidence of accident repairs to the body, underside or chassis. The trim, gaskets, window glass and lenses are also in excellent condition. The leather on the seats and door panels is in excellent condition. The dash covering and headliner are in excellent condition. The carpets have been protected by throw rugs and are also in excellent condition. The car had excellent drivability and functioning of all systems and has been extremely well sorted before the current service and will be even better when finished! It goes straight hands-off with no shimmy and brakes in a straight line. The engine bay is nicely detailed and the under panels, belly pan and suspension are in good condition. The A/C is being recharged and will blow cold. All original smog equipment is in place and working! 308 GTS s/n 27705 is fitted with the Factory optional 7 x 14 front and 7 ½ x 14 rear Speedline wheels with an excellent set of Michelin X 205/70/R 14 front and 215/70/R 14 rear tires. She even has the original period radio. 308 GTS s/n 27705 will be delivered with a full major cam belt 30,000 mile service All smog is in place but thanks to today’s draconian smog rules 308 GTS s/n 27705 is probably NOT California legal. A great looking, great sounding, totally sorted, amazingly user-friendly and ready to go carbureted 308 GTS that will not disappoint.

History

S/n 27705. 308 GTS. 1979 USA model.

1979, April, build date.

1979, June, imported new by Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports, Inc. for Algar Enterprises, Inc. 1100 W. Swedesford Rd., Box 455 Paoli, PA 19301. Importers suggested total retail price: $41,750.00.

1979, 07 June, sold new by Algar Enterprises, Paoli, PA 19301 to R+S Imports Ltd., a Mercedes dealer, 2829 Philmont Ave, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.

1979, August, sold by R+S Imports Ltd., Huntingdon Valley, PA to Sheldon and Michael Blank, Merion, PA.

1990, in the Ferrari Owner’s Club registry, owned by Michael Blank, Philadelphia, PA.

1992, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 1709 by Michael Blank, Philadelphia, PA. Red with tan interior, 10,300 miles, every book, manual, and tool including original service window sticker.

1994, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 1911 by Michael Blank, Philadelphia, PA. Recent major service. Original owner. Red with tan interior. 10,400 miles. Every book, manual, and tool including original service window sticker.

1994, 29 Dec., Sold by Sheldon Blank of Huntingdon Valley, PA to Mark Polombo of Huntington Beach, CA. Red with tan interior. 10,536 miles. Every book, manual, and tool including original window and import sticker.

1995, 27 Jan., trucked by Intercity lines Inc. 10,538 miles. Total invoice: $1,400.

1995, 08 Mar., serviced at European Auto Restoration. Smog test prep, R&R distributor and set timing, new spark plugs and wires, installed battery kill switch, changed oil, adjusted carbs and cleaned jets. Total invoice: $998.04.

1995, 17 Dec., passed smog inspection at a California inspection Station.

1996, 09 Jan., purchased air horn snail shell from European Auto Restoration. Total invoice: $161.63.

1996, 09 Nov., serviced at Ferrari Service of Costa Mesa. Changed oil and filter, rebuilt water pump. 12,509 miles. Total invoice: $783.51.

1997, 18 July, installed 4 window switches. Total invoice: $127.00.

1998, 21 May, serviced at Ferrari and Maserati of Beverly Hills. Changed oil and filter, horn compressor, aerial. 13,885 miles. Total invoice: $388.84.

1998, 01 Aug., replace all 4 tires, plus mounted and balanced. Total invoice: $1,259.00.

1998, 17 Aug., removed rust spot on driver door. 14,287. Total invoice: $400.00.

1999, 03 Apr., installed 4 new tires (205/70R14 Michelin MXV4). 14,806 miles. Total invoice: $690.08.

1999, 30 Aug., replaced front and rear brake pads. 15,233 miles. Total invoice: $222.78.

1999, 12 Dec., passed smog test at a California inspection station.

2000, 10 Jan., replaced battery. Total invoice: $82.96.

2002, 16 Aug., serviced by Francorchamps of America Inc. 30,000 mile service, performed cambelt service, fluids changed, seals, rebuilt carbs, A/C and alternator belts, spark plugs, replaced hood struts, adjusted valves, cam seals and re-timed cams, rebuilt distributor, replaced points, replaced engine compartment water hoses, serviced A/C, flushed brake system, replaced shift shaft seals. 16,375 miles. Total invoice: $4,849.35.

2003, 26 Sept., serviced by Ferrari and Maserati of Orange County. Checked cooling system, checked turn signals and hazard lights. Total invoice: $387.67.

2005, 22 June, sold to current owner by Mark Palombo of Huntington Beach, CA Red with tan interior. 17,418 miles. Every book, manual, and tool including original window and import sticker.

2005, 05 July, purchased parts from Dennis McCann Ferrari Parts. Alternator belt, A/C belt, air pump belt, right and left park/turn lens. Total invoice: $213.06.

2005, 10 Aug., passed smog inspection at a California inspection station.

2005, 12 Aug., serviced by Ferrari and Maserati of Orange County. Adjusted carbs for smog, performed smog certificate, transported to and from smog station, replaced cats (2 of 2), replaced fuel crossover hose. Total invoice: $3,586.84.

2006, 23 Feb., serviced by Ferrari and Maserati of Orange County. Replaced rear shocks and lower shock bushings, repaired left rocker panel, replaced right rear brake disk, replaced battery. Total invoice: $3,169.33.

2006, 25 May, serviced by Ferrari and Maserati of Orange County. Checked for stalling. Arranged trucking for transport to Scottsdale. Total invoice: $500.00.

2006, 08 Aug., serviced by Scottsdale Ferrari and Maserati. Tuned and adjusted carbs. Replaced air pump and belt. Total invoice: $743.58.

2007, 31 Mar., speakers installed at Audio Express. Total invoice: $325.44.

2012, 06 Apr., serviced by Scottsdale Ferrari and Maserati. Replaced broken fuel fitting, topped off all fluids. Total invoice: $361.29.

2014, 02 May, Installed electronic ignition system, replaced shifter shaft seals, disassembled and cleaned all carbs, cleaned all jets, replaced all spark plugs and re-timed engine. Total invoice: $3,750.

2016, October, pre-sale inspection by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA, fully serviced with a full cam belt and cam seal service including all new rubber belts and new tensioner bearings; new distributor drive seals; a valve inspection and adjustment; a cam timing check; a oil and filter change; new engine lid struts; an engine power wash; new fuel tank breather hoses; a new left door seal; a light and turn signal check; and an A/C service. Final invoice, $8,738.20 which is included in the sale price. Pre-sale inspection and invoice on file.

2016, October, on consignment with Ferraris-online LLC.

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.