We are pleased to offer 1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B Rally car s/n 22409. This ultra–lightweight 308 was built in August 1983 by Michelotto with full Ferrari Factory support to Group B specifications for events such as the Tour de France, the Targa Florio and other rallies. Ferrari 308 GTB Group B Rally car s/n 22409 was campaigned by the Italian Rally team Pro Motor Sport and was very successful in multiple major rallies, winning the Marca Trevigiani and Città de Bassano, driven by Giulio and Pasutti respectively, coming in second in both the Targa Florio and Isola d’Elba driven by Battistolli; and second again in the Príncipe de Asturias driven by Tognana.
308 GTB s/n 22409 is one of only 15 Michelotto built lightweights eligible for events such as the Tour de France and the North American Ferrari Maserati Challenge. Fitted with a Michelotto built light weight frame and a lightweight steel body, 308 GTB s/n 22409 weights only 980 kilos or 2250 pounds and is powered by a 4–valve engine that can be tuned up to 400 hp and, more important, has a great torque curve. Fitted with four pot Brembo brakes, a pure race non–synchro gearbox and a limited slip (80%) ZF rear end running on lightweight modular 3–piece wheels, this lightweight Ferrari is race ready and well sorted. During the 2005 Ferrari Maserati race series Wayne Obry’s Motion Products rebuilt the gearbox in March, 2005 and the engine in May, 2005, so 308 GTB Michelotto s/n 22409 is well sorted and ready to go.
The last of only four Michelotto built ultra–lightweight Ferrari 308 GTB Group B Rally cars, s/n 22409 has a great race history including a 2nd in the 1984 Targa Florio, two 1sts at the Marca Trevigiani and Città de Bassano Rallies, and two more 2nds at the Isola d’Elba and the Príncipe de Asturias Rallies.
Built on a lightweight frame and a lightweight steel body, 308 GTB s/n 22409 weights only 980 kilos or 2250 pounds and is powered by a 4–valve engine that can be tuned up to 400 hp and, more important, has a great torque curve. Fitted with four pot Brembo brakes, a pure race non–synchro gearbox with a limited slip (80%) ZF rear end running on lightweight modular 3–piece wheels, this 308 GTB is well sorted and race ready.
One of the fifteen Michelotto 308s approved by Ferrari SEFAC and Ferrari North America for the Tour de France, Tour de Espana, the North American Ferrari Maserati Challenge and multiple other events.
S/n 22409. 308 GTB Group B (4V). Michelotto built rally and track car. Michelotto build # 13. Completed August 1983.
1983, completed by Michelotto as a Group B Rally car. Michelotto 308 Group B Rally car build # 13.
1983, August, New to Pro Motor Sport, Italy.
1983, at the Rally Piancavallo, driven by Menes, finished 3rd.
1984, 29–31 Mar., 68th Targa Florio, driven by “Lucky&rdquo Battistolli; – C. Berro, finished 2nd.
1984, 07–09 June at Rally Isola d’Elba, driven by “Lucky&rdquo Battistolli; – C. Berro, finished 2nd.
1984, 14–15 July at 2nd Rally della Marca Trevigiana, driven by Giulio – Bisol, finished 1st.
1984, 15–16 Sept. at 1st Rally Città di Bassano, driven by Pasutti – Trentin, finished 1st.
1984, 21–22 Sept. at 1st Rallye Internacional Príncipe de Asturias, driven by Tonino Tognana, finished 2nd.
1985, sold to Enrico Capitiano, owner of Style Auto, Padova, Italy. At the time Capitano also owned serial #19051, a Michelotto built 308 GTB Group 4 car.
1986, July, displayed by Maranello Concessionaires and painted red in Rally decals and numbers with Italian registration PD 784544. Displayed as a QV model on loan from Michelotto to Maranello Concessionaires for display during the Ferrari Owners Club Annual Concours in England.
1993, sold to Ferragamo.
1998, 23 Feb., Christies, London, England. Red/red/black. A Group IV/B rally car built by Michelotto (which now builds the 333 SP) with factory blessing. Big brakes, three-piece wheels, non–synchro gearbox, 980 kg. Enough lights to cook a steak. Recently rebuilt by Michelotto. Very quick and successful in privateer’s hands (2nd in Targa Florio) an unusual opportunity to capture a rare, high–performance 308.
1998, 02 Mar., at Coys auction of Kensington in England, not sold. Listed as a 1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B rally car. Red/red/black. A group IV/B rally car built by Michelotto which now built the 333SP. Big brakes. 3 piece wheels. Non–synchro gearbox. 980 kilos. Enough lights to cook a steak. Recently rebuilt by Michelotto.
1998, 20 May, for sale at Christies Auction, Monaco. Lot # 58, 1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B Rally. S/n 22409. Red/red, black. Factory (Michelotto) built Group B rally car. Enough lights on the front to grille a large steak, 3–piece wheels, 4 valve heads, rally interior, non–synchro gearbox. Recently renovated by Michelotto and unused since.
1998, 16 June, as per Christies Auction, Switzerland:
“This is a fabulous opportunity to purchase a very significant Ferrari, eligible for many historic events such as the Tour de France.”
1998, November, as per faxed confirmation from Michelotto, yes, this is a Michelotto built car.
2004, December, sold to current owner, maintained and campaigned by Wayne Obry’s Motion Products.
2005, raced in the North American Ferrari Maserati historic Challenge.
2005, December, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.