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1984 Ferrari 308 GT/M Serial Number 001

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Lead photograph of 1984 Ferrari 308 GT/M Serial Number 001

We are pleased to offer 1984 Ferrari 308 GT/M Michelotto s/n 001. The 308 GT/M was the ultimate evolution of the highly successful Targa Florio and Tour de France winning Michelotto 308 GTB Group 4 rally cars of 1978 to 1983. Introduced by the FIA for the 1983 season, the Group B regulations inspired the quickest, most powerful and sophisticated rally cars ever built, including the Porsche 959, the Ford RS200 and the Championship winning Audi Quatro and Lancia 037, in what is known as “The Golden Era” of rallying.

The new Group B “evoluzione” regulations allowed Michelotto to build an all-new state-of-the-art Group B racer for 1983, the 308 GT/M, fitted with an in-line 3.0 liter 4-cam V8 rated at 370 hp thanks to Kugelfischer injection and Bosch injectors. A bullet-proof Hewland five-speed gearbox gave easy access to the engine and gearbox for quick pit stop work. With the engine and gearbox mounted inline and lower in the chassis, the center of gravity was much lower than the earlier 308 GTB inspired Group 4 cars. An all-new 512 BB/LM inspired carbon-fiber and fiberglass body offered light weight and much improved aerodynamics while the all-new light-weight chassis improved balance. The tilt-up front and rear body sections provided easy access for pit stops and repairs. The race-ready weight is only 820 kg or 1800 lbs.

With engineers from both Ferrari and Michelotto involved, development was extensive but slow and the first 308 GT/M, s/n 001, was not finalized until the spring of 1984, after extensive testing at Fiorano. During the development process a variety of components and even different wheelbases were tried, but after s/n 001 and 002 were built, Ferrari and Michelotto conceded that the 308 GT/M would be no match for the all-wheel-drive turbocharged machines that had quickly come to dominate Group B rallying. Only 308 GT/M s/n 002 was ever raced, in the 1984 Rally de Monza, where Lele Pinto was quick but crashed while leading. Lessons learned on the 308 GT/M were used by Ferrari and Michelotto to create the 288 GTO, the 288 GTO Evoluzione and ultimately the F40 street car. While the Group B program was meant to be a secret, word soon got out and one of Ferrari’s most loyal customers, Jean Blaton, convinced Ferrari and Michelotto to sell him the prototype, 308 GT/M s/n 001 in 1984.

308 GT/M s/n 001 has only three owners from new and has been actively campaigned by both the first and third owners and so is highly developed and sorted. A full roll cage and fire system provides modern safety standards. Powered by a highly developed 308 4-valve V8, maintenance cost is low and parts are readily available. 308 GT/M s/n 001 is eligible for almost any of the European touring or Rally events and comes with two seats, great for terrifying friends and family on the track. With an easily adjustable ride height and access for spring, sway bar and shock changes plus gear ratio changes, 308 GT/M s/n 001 can easily be track-tuned for different tracks or venues. Comes with the original 5-speed Hewland gearbox and now fitted with a 6-speed sequential Hewland gearbox plus several sets of wheels. Amazingly well-documented, comes with extensive service records (shown in the history) and is currently fully dialed in. An amazingly light and easy to drive supercar, faster than an F40 on track, user-friendly and forgiving. Priced right at $795,000 US or bring us your best offer, seriously for sale.

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