Cars We Sold
1979 Ferrari 308 GTS Serial Number 27705
We are pleased to offer 1979 USA model 308 GTS s/n 27705, an incredibly well documented; very low mileage; fully serviced; US model; carburated 308 GTS with only 21,075 no-question miles. The amazing documentation starts with the original and very rare 1979 window sticker showing s/n 27705 offered by Algar Enterprises, 1100 W. Swedesford Rd., Paoli, PA at a suggested retail price of $41,750. The original warranty card next shows s/n 27705 being sold on 07 June, 1979 to R&S Imports, Ltd, Huntingdon Valley, PA, a Mercedes dealer, who sold s/n 27705 to her first owner, Sheldon Blank and his son, Michael Blank, both also in Huntingdon Valley, PA. In 1994 308 GTS s/n 27705 went to her second owner, Mark Palombo of Huntington Beach, CA with 10,536 miles. We have all the original service records during Mark’s ten-year ownership. On 21 June, 2005 308 GTB s/n 27705 was sold to her third and current owner with 17,418 miles. We also have all the original service records during the current owner’s ten-year ownership. 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 on file.
308 GTS s/n 27705 has just had a pre-sale inspection done by Dugan Enterprises, Oceanside, CA, and 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. Final invoice, $8,738.20 which is included in the sale price. Pre-sale inspection and five page invoice for $8,738.20 on file. E-mail us for a copy by PDF.
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, especially considering that it is now 38 years old! The dash covering and headliner are in excellent condition, again, especially considering that it is now 38 years old! 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.
Introduced in 1977 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the 308 GTS’s styling still draws compliments today. As such, they have always been and always will be a popular way to enjoy the incomparable carbureted Ferrari experience. The 308 GTB and GTS were the first of the 2-seater V-8 Ferraris — smaller, lighter and more nimble than the larger 12-cylinder street GTB Ferraris. Its transverse mid-engine four-cam V8 offers more than adequate performance while the sleek Pininfarina designed and Scaglietti built 308 stands as one of the most beautiful and exotic street model Ferraris ever built, epitomizing the first of Ferrari’s now-long-line of best-selling 2-seater V-8 Ferraris. Thanks to the 308’s low sweeping body lines and the sounds of the well-proven, high-revving V-8 right behind your seat, every trip to dinner, Sunday brunch or your local coffee shop is a great driving experience.
From new in red with tan leather, a black dash and tan carpets. 308 GTS s/n 27705 now has only 21,075 total original miles and 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. Fly in for an impressive test drive.